Dental material ablation with the Er: YAG laser

Harvey Wigdor*, Joseph T. Walsh, Steven R. Visuri

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Abstract

It is essential for any laser which will be used in the clinic by dentists to remove existing dental materials for this laser to be a viable replacement of the dental drill. There is however a concern about the thermal damage which a laser can cause due to the heat that is generated by the ablation of these materials. The ablation efficiency of the Er:YAG laser (λ=2.94) on dental materials must allow for timely removal of amalgam and composite dental restorations. In this paper results of the use of the Er:YAG laser on dental materials will be presented. The intent of this report is to concentrate on this ablation and it's thermal affect with and without water spray on dental restorative materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE LEOS Annual Meeting - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Pages73-74
Number of pages2
Volume2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting. Part 1 (of 2) - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Oct 31 1994Nov 3 1994

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1994 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting. Part 1 (of 2)
CityBoston, MA, USA
Period10/31/9411/3/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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