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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Abstract

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
PublisherSPIE
Pages46-55
Number of pages10
Volume1646
ISBN (Electronic)9780819407924
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 7 1992
EventLaser-Tissue Interaction III 1992 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Jan 19 1992Jan 24 1992

Other

OtherLaser-Tissue Interaction III 1992
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period1/19/921/24/92

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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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Vickers, V. A., Jacques, S. L., Schwartz, J., Motamedi, M., Rastegar, S., & Martin, J. W. (1992). Ablation of hard dental tissues with the Er: YAG laser. In Laser-Tissue Interaction III (Vol. 1646, pp. 46-55). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.142545