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Er:YAG lasers in dentistry: an overview
Author(s): Peter Rechmann D.D.S.; Dan S. Goldin; Thomas Hennig
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Paper Abstract

Aim of this presentation is to review the role of the Er:YAG laser in dentistry and to give a general overview on the work done with it up to date. A look at the development and evolution of this system is given as well as a brief introduction into the basic principles of ablation at the characteristic wavelength 2.94 micrometer. The more important research reports of the different groups all over the world are summarized and the large field of applications such as cavity preparation, caries ablation, periodontology and bacterial reduction is considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3248, Lasers in Dentistry IV, (22 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.306009
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Peter Rechmann D.D.S., Heinrich-Heine-Univ. School of Dentistry (United States)
Dan S. Goldin, Heinrich-Heine-Univ. School of Dentistry (Germany)
Thomas Hennig, Heinrich-Heine-Univ. School of Dentistry and Institute of Laser Medicine (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3248:
Lasers in Dentistry IV
John D. B. Featherstone; Peter Rechmann D.D.S.; Daniel Fried, Editor(s)

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