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Applicability Of Nd:YAG Laser On Prevention Of Dental Caries
Author(s): Toshio Morioka; Shoko Tagomori
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Paper Abstract

The extent of the resistance of human dental enamel against acid decalcification by using a normal pulse Nd:YAG laser was observed. Furthermore, specimens of human enamel were topically applied with a solution of acidulated phosphate fluoride (APF) before and after the laser irradiation. APF treatment after the laser irradiation caused the most remarkable acid resistance of the enamel with a greater fluoride uptake into the enamel structure, whereas the APF treatment before laser irradiation caused a lesser effect.

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Date Published: 15 June 1988
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0907, Laser Surgery: Characterization and Therapeutics, (15 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945322
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Toshio Morioka, Kyushu University (Japan)
Shoko Tagomori, Kyushu University (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0907:
Laser Surgery: Characterization and Therapeutics
Kazuhiko Atsumi M.D.; Stephen N. Joffe M.D., Editor(s)

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