Ablation of dental enamel using subpicosecond pulsed lasers

A Chan, A. Rode, E. Gamaly, B. Luther-Davies, Bronwen Taylor, Judith Dawes, M Lowe, P. Hannaford

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Abstract

Using near-infrared wavelength laser pulses of 100- 150 fs duration and 1 kHz repetition rate, we demonstrated precise laser ablation of healthy human dental enamel in vitro. We used embedded miniature thermocouples to measure the temperature in the pulpal cavity during irradiation, and showed that with air cooling the temperature rise in isolated teeth was maintained below 5 degreesC. Scanning electron and optical microscopy confirmed the excellent surface preparation of the laser-treated teeth. (C) 2002 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLasers in dentistry
Subtitle of host publicationrevolution of dental treatment in the new millennium
EditorsIsao Ishikawa, John W. Frame, Akira Aoki
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherElsevier
Pages117-119
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0444511636
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event8th International Congress on Lasers in Dentistry - YOKOHAMA, Japan
Duration: 31 Jul 20022 Aug 2002

Publication series

NameInternational congress series
PublisherElsevier Science B.V.
Volume1248
ISSN (Print)0531-5131

Conference

Conference8th International Congress on Lasers in Dentistry
CountryJapan
CityYOKOHAMA
Period31/07/022/08/02

Keywords

  • laser ablation
  • enamel
  • ultrafast laser
  • temperature monitoring

Cite this

Chan, A., Rode, A., Gamaly, E., Luther-Davies, B., Taylor, B., Dawes, J., ... Hannaford, P. (2003). Ablation of dental enamel using subpicosecond pulsed lasers. In I. Ishikawa, J. W. Frame, & A. Aoki (Eds.), Lasers in dentistry: revolution of dental treatment in the new millennium (pp. 117-119). (International congress series; Vol. 1248). Amsterdam: Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0531-5131(02)01314-6