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Laser Processes In Preventive Dentistry
Author(s): R. Boehm; T. Baechler; J. Webster; S. Janke
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Paper Abstract

The potential use of the laser as a heat source in preventive dentistry is very promising. However, the tooth is a very complex organism which is easily damaged. This paper surveys several factors that are known regarding the interaction of lasers with human teeth. The status of two of the more promising preventive techniques currently under development is discussed: the enhancement of fluoride uptake and the application of durable pit and fissure sealants. Areas where additional work is required to bring the laser into the dental clinic are outlined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 1977
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0092, Practical Applications of Low Power Lasers, (18 January 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955103
Show Author Affiliations
R. Boehm, University of Utah (United States)
T. Baechler, University of Utah (United States)
J. Webster, University of Utah (United States)
S. Janke, University of Utah (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0092:
Practical Applications of Low Power Lasers
Jay S. Chivian; Dayton D. Eden, Editor(s)

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