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Laser investigation of the non-uniformity of fluorescent species in dental enamel
Author(s): Stephanie U. Tran; Jeremy S. Ridge; Leonard Y. Nelson; Eric J. Seibel
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Paper Abstract

In the present study, artificial type I and type II erosions were created on dental specimen using acetic acid and EDTA respectively. Specimens were prepared by etching extracted teeth samples in acid to varying degrees, after which the absolute fluorescence intensity ratio of the etched enamel relative to sound enamel was recorded for each specimen using 405 and 532 nm laser excitation. Results showed differences in the fluorescence ratio of etched to sound enamel for type I and II erosions. These findings suggest a non-uniform distribution of fluorescent species in the interprismatic region as compared to the prismatic region.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 March 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8566, Lasers in Dentistry XIX, 85660L (25 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2002519
Show Author Affiliations
Stephanie U. Tran, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Jeremy S. Ridge, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Leonard Y. Nelson, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Eric J. Seibel, Univ. of Washington (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8566:
Lasers in Dentistry XIX
Peter Rechmann; Daniel Fried, Editor(s)

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