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Morphological change of tooth surface irradiated by Er:YAG laser
Author(s): Yasumoto Sakakibara; Kazutoshi Ishimaru; Souei Asano; Masaaki Takamizu; Shigeru Goto; Atsushi Kohno
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of this study was to find the difference in the size and morphology of the cavities formed by a single pulse of Erbium:YAG laser radiation on enamel or dentin, in air or immersed in water at three different energy levels. The inner surface morphology of cavities without a smear layer might be suitable for adhesive fillings. In water, cavity preparation by Erbium:YAG laser is very effective especially in dentin. Provided irritation to the pulp can be avoided, effective cavitation is better achieved at higher energy level. The efficacy of cavitation at higher energy levels needs to be investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 1995
PDF: 22 pages
Proc. SPIE 1984, Advanced Laser Dentistry, (17 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207042
Show Author Affiliations
Yasumoto Sakakibara, School of Dental Medicine/Tsurumi Univ. (Japan)
Kazutoshi Ishimaru, School of Dental Medicine/Tsurumi Univ. (Japan)
Souei Asano, School of Dental Medicine/Tsurumi Univ. (Japan)
Masaaki Takamizu, School of Dental Medicine/Tsurumi Univ. (Japan)
Shigeru Goto, Osada Research Institute, Ltd. (Japan)
Atsushi Kohno, School of Dental Medicine/Tsurumi Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1984:
Advanced Laser Dentistry
Gregory B. Altshuler; Richard J. Blankenau D.D.S.; Harvey A. Wigdor D.D.S., Editor(s)

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