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Argon laser application to endodontics
Author(s): Richard J. Blankenau D.D.S.; Marvin Ludlow D.D.S.; David Anderson
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Paper Abstract

The application of laser technology to endodontics has been studied for some time. At the present time several major problems are being investigated: (1) removal of infected tissues, (2) sterilization of canals, (3) obturation of canals, and (4) preservation of the vitality of supporting tissues. This list is not intended to imply other problems do not exist or have been solved, but it is a starting point. This paper reviews some of the literature that relates to laser applications to endodontics and concludes with some of the findings from our investigation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1880, Lasers in Orthopedic, Dental, and Veterinary Medicine II, (21 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.148557
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Richard J. Blankenau D.D.S., Creighton Univ. (United States)
Marvin Ludlow D.D.S., Creighton Univ. (United States)
David Anderson, Creighton Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1880:
Lasers in Orthopedic, Dental, and Veterinary Medicine II
Dov Gal D.V.M.; Stephen J. O'Brien M.D.; C. T. Vangsness M.D.; Joel M. White D.D.S.; Harvey A. Wigdor D.D.S., Editor(s)

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