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Holography And Holometry Applications In Dental Research
Author(s): George C. Willenborg
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Paper Abstract

The earliest reference to holographic applications appeared in the dental literature in 1972 when Wictorin, Bjelkhagen and Abramson described a method to study elastic deformation of defective gold solder joints in simulated fixed bridges. Their paper, published in the Swedish dental literature, offered a concise presentation of the interferometry technique which led to the development of other research applications of holographic interferometry(holometry) in dentistry. In this presentation, the development and application of the interferometry technique in the dental field will be discussed. Various interesting and potentially useful applications of holography have appeared in the dental literature over the past decade. Some of these, which will be discussed, include the use of holograms as a storage medium for dental study models, multiplexing of computer(CT) scan sections to form white light viewable holograms and the potential application of holographic training aids in the teaching of the basic courses of dental anatomy and restorative dentistry. In addition, some unique related applications will be mentioned including a laser reflection method for accurate non-contact measurement of tooth mobility/movement and a technique for contour mapping of occlusal surfaces to measure wear of restorative materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 June 1987
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0747, Practical Holography II, (4 June 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.939791
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George C. Willenborg, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0747:
Practical Holography II
Tung H. Jeong, Editor(s)

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