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Enhancing Effects Of Nd:YAG Laser On Remineralization Of Incipient Dental Caries
Author(s): Toshio Morioka; Shoko Tagomori
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Paper Abstract

Artificial caries lesions were made on the buccal surface of human premolars, and the enamel was then treated with laser and fluoride. The acid resistance of the enamel was examined by demineralization in acidic solution. An increase in acid resistance and fluoride uptake was caused by fluoride treatment after laser irradiation. In addition, remarkable remineralization of artificial caries lesions was seen in these specimens after exposure to calcifying fluid.

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Date Published: 11 September 1989
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1066, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems, (11 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952057
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Toshio Morioka, Kyushu University (Japan)
Shoko Tagomori, Kyushu University (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1066:
Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems
Kazuhiko Atsumi M.D.; Norman R. Goldblatt; Stephen N. Joffe M.D., Editor(s)

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