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Conditioning of tooth enamel surface by radiation of Nd:YAG and Ho:YAG lasers
Author(s): Gregory B. Altshuler; Andrei V. Belikov; R. Slavichek; M. Traxler; Donald C. Hilgers; Dmitry M. Boutoussov
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Paper Abstract

The structural changes in a human tooth enamel have been investigated by SEM method with action of submillisecond pulses of YAG:Nd and YAG:Cr;Tm;Ho lasers at the energy densities below the threshold of surface tissue ablation. The conditions of laser treatment leading to the essential increase of the acid resistance and microhardness of the intact enamel are defined. Influence of the laser radiation parameters on the acid resistance of the tooth crown in the pits and fissure area are investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2623, Medical Applications of Lasers III, (19 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230331
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Gregory B. Altshuler, St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (United States)
Andrei V. Belikov, St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)
R. Slavichek, Vienna Univ. (Austria)
M. Traxler, Vienna Univ. (Austria)
Donald C. Hilgers, Orthodent (United States)
Dmitry M. Boutoussov, Laser Medical Systems GmbH (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2623:
Medical Applications of Lasers III
Stephen G. Bown; Herbert J. Geschwind M.D.; Raimund Hibst; Frederic Laffitte; Giulio Maira; Roberto Pini; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Hans H. Scherer M.D.; Pasquale Spinelli, Editor(s)

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