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Model of laser destruction of hard tooth tissue
Author(s): Gregory B. Altshuler; Andrew V. Erofeev; V. I. Egorov; Tatyana L. Semenova
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Paper Abstract

A numerical combined model with movable boundary conditions having been used for the evaluation of Er-laser dental treatments is presented. This model facilitates the simulation of heat flows and temperature distribution in different kinds of human teeth caused by Er-laser irradiation with arbitrary orientation of laser beam axis. This model can be used for simulation and optimization of exposure parameters to minimize pulp overheating and procedure duration in the application of lasers for dental treatment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2323, Laser Interaction with Hard and Soft Tissue II, (18 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.199198
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Gregory B. Altshuler, St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)
Andrew V. Erofeev, St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)
V. I. Egorov, St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)
Tatyana L. Semenova, St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2323:
Laser Interaction with Hard and Soft Tissue II
Hans Joerg Albrecht; Guy P. Delacretaz; Thomas H. Meier; Rudolf W. Steiner; Lars Othar Svaasand; Martin J. C. van Gemert, Editor(s)

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