Ablation of hard dental tissues with the Er: YAG laser

Vicki A. Vickers, Steven L. Jacques, Jon Schwartz, Massoud Motamedi, Sohi Rastegar, Jack W. Martin

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    The Er:YAG laser ablation of hard dental tissues and artificial dental stones was studied. The hole depth after ablation was measured as a function of pulse energy and pulse number. The dental gypsum products allowed systematic study of how pulse energy, pulse number, and water content affected ablation. The studies on human teeth compared teeth stored in saline vs teeth stored in formalin.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationLaser-Tissue Interaction III
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9780819407924
    StatePublished - Aug 7 1992
    EventLaser-Tissue Interaction III 1992 - Los Angeles, United States
    Duration: Jan 19 1992Jan 24 1992


    OtherLaser-Tissue Interaction III 1992
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityLos Angeles

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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