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Removal Of Surface Deposits And Intrinsic Stains Of Teeth With Fiber Optics Of Nd-YAG Laser
Author(s): Toshio Marioka; Yusaku Maseda; Takahiko Oho
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Paper Abstract

An impact of the Q-switched Nd-YAG laser caused bleaching of stains and removal of deposits and pit & fissure contents of teeth. No chalky spots or craters were found microscopically on the enamel surface after irradiation. These results strongly suggested the clinical applicability of Q-switched Nd-YAG laser in removing dental deposits, intrinsic pigmentation of enamel, and pit and fissure contents of molar.

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Date Published: 10 March 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0712, Lasers in Medicine, (10 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937317
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Toshio Marioka, Kyushu University (Japan)
Yusaku Maseda, Kyushu university (Japan)
Takahiko Oho, Kyushu University (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0712:
Lasers in Medicine
Stephen N. Joffe M.D.; John A. Parrish M.D., Editor(s)

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