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Strain monitoring of the periodontal ligament in pig's mandibles
Author(s): Leandro Zen Karam; Maura Scandelari Milczewski; Hypolito José Kalinowski
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Paper Abstract

The objective of this study is to propose a new method to monitor the response of the periodontal ligament (PDL) to loading to understand its mechanical and physical properties. Fiber optic sensors are used to monitor internal strain (με) in the PDL in a pig mandible simulating longitudinal forces applied on the tooth. This consists therefore of an in vitro study. Results show that the sensor is sensitive to investigate external loading and unloading in the PDL. The results can help the study of PDL properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 November 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8421, OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 84215W (7 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.975270
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Leandro Zen Karam, Federal Univ. of Technology, Paraná (Brazil)
Maura Scandelari Milczewski, Federal Univ. of Technology, Paraná (Brazil)
Brazilian Dentistry Association (Brazil)
Hypolito José Kalinowski, Federal Univ. of Technology, Paraná (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8421:
OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Yanbiao Liao; Wei Jin; David D. Sampson; Ryozo Yamauchi; Youngjoo Chung; Kentaro Nakamura; Yunjiang Rao, Editor(s)

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