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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626285/selective-laser-ablation-of-carious-lesions-using-simultaneous-scanned-near-ir-diode-and-co2-lasers
#1
Kenneth H Chan, Daniel Fried
Previous studies have established that carious lesions can be imaged with high contrast using near-IR wavelengths coincident with high water absorption, namely 1450-nm, without the interference of stains. It has been demonstrated that computer-controlled laser scanning systems utilizing IR lasers operating at high pulse repetition rates can be used for serial imaging and selective removal of caries lesions. In this study, a point-to-point scanning system was developed integrating a 1450-nm diode laser with the CO2 ablation laser...
January 28, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621326/resin-infiltration-of-deproteinised-natural-occlusal-subsurface-lesions-improves-initial-quality-of-fissure-sealing
#2
Andrej M Kielbassa, Ina Ulrich, Rita Schmidl, Christoph Schüller, Wilhelm Frank, Vanessa D Werth
The aim of this ex vivo study was to evaluate the infiltration capability and rate of microleakage of a low-viscous resin infiltrant combined with a flowable composite resin (RI/CR) when used with deproteinised and etched occlusal subsurface lesions (International Caries Detection and Assessment System code 2). This combined treatment procedure was compared with the exclusive use of flowable composite resin (CR) for fissure sealing. Twenty premolars and 20 molars revealing non-cavitated occlusal carious lesions were randomly divided into two groups and were meticulously cleaned and deproteinised using NaOCl (2%)...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604585/development-and-validation-of-a-new-near-infrared-sensor-to-measure-polyethylene-glycol-peg-concentration-in-water
#3
Olivier Buzzi, Shengyang Yuan, Benjamin Routley
A near-infrared absorption based laser sensor has been designed and validated for the real-time measurement of polyethylene glycol (PEG) concentration. The wavelength was selected after the determination of the absorption spectrum of deionised water and PEG solutions using a Varian Cary 6000i spectrophotometer, in order to limit the influence of PEG molecular mass on the absorption measurement. With this new sensor, the water is treated as the attenuating species and the addition of PEG in water reduces the absorbance of the medium...
June 10, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598190/paediatric-laser-dentistry-part-2-hard-tissue-laser-applications
#4
G Olivi, C Caprioglio, M Olivi, M D Genovese
Erbium lasers can provide effective and minimally invasive caries removal in children. The bonding phase remains a critic step as well as the choice of material. Glass ionomers exhibits lower bonding properties in laser irradiated teeth compared to the conventional method or to composite and resin modified glass ionomer. Laser can also provide effective decontamination and coagulation effects in vital and non vital pulp therapy of primary teeth, improving and simplifying the cleaning and disinfecting steps.
June 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587519/inactivation-of-a-putative-efflux-pump-lmrb-in-streptococcus-mutans-results-in-altered-biofilm-structure-and-increased-exopolysaccharide-synthesis-implications-for-biofilm-resistance
#5
Jia Liu, Jianying Zhang, Lihong Guo, Wei Zhao, Xiaoli Hu, Xi Wei
Efflux pumps are a mechanism associated with biofilm formation and resistance. There is limited information regarding efflux pumps in Streptococcus mutans, a major pathogen in dental caries. The aim of this study was to investigate potential roles of a putative efflux pump (LmrB) in S. mutans biofilm formation and susceptibility. Upon lmrB inactivation and antimicrobial exposure, the biofilm structure and expression of other efflux pumps were examined using confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) and qRT-PCR...
June 7, 2017: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580954/single-stage-plasma-based-correlated-energy-spread-compensation-for-ultrahigh-6d-brightness-electron-beams
#6
G G Manahan, A F Habib, P Scherkl, P Delinikolas, A Beaton, A Knetsch, O Karger, G Wittig, T Heinemann, Z M Sheng, J R Cary, D L Bruhwiler, J B Rosenzweig, B Hidding
Plasma photocathode wakefield acceleration combines energy gains of tens of GeV m(-1) with generation of ultralow emittance electron bunches, and opens a path towards 5D-brightness orders of magnitude larger than state-of-the-art. This holds great promise for compact accelerator building blocks and advanced light sources. However, an intrinsic by-product of the enormous electric field gradients inherent to plasma accelerators is substantial correlated energy spread-an obstacle for key applications such as free-electron-lasers...
June 5, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571282/microhardness-and-penetration-of-artificial-white-spot-lesions-treated-with-resin-or-colloidal-silica-infiltration
#7
Jyothi Mandava, Y Shilpa Reddy, Sirisha Kantheti, Uma Chalasani, Ravi Chandra Ravi, Roopesh Borugadda, Ravi Kumar Konagala
INTRODUCTION: Infiltration of early enamel lesions by materials having remineralizing capacity seems to improve aesthetics and arrests caries progression. AIM: To evaluate and compare the surface microhardness and penetration depth of a low viscosity resin and colloidal silica nanoparticle infiltrates into artificially created white spot lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty extracted human central incisors were embedded in acrylic resin blocks exposing the labial surfaces of the crowns...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569447/marginal-accuracy-and-internal-fit-of-dental-copings-fabricated-by-modern-additive-and-subtractive-digital-technologies
#8
Neha Nelson, Jyothi K S, Kiran Sunny
The margins of copings for crowns and retainers of fixed partial dentures affect the progress of microleakage and dental caries. Failures occur due to altered fit which is also influenced by the method of fabrication. An in-vitro study was conducted to determine among the cast base metal, copy milled zirconia, computer aided designing computer aided machining/manufacturing zirconia and direct metal laser sintered copings which showed best marginal accuracy and internal fit. Forty extracted maxillary premolars were mounted on an acrylic model and reduced occlusally using a milling machine up to a final tooth height of 4 mm from the cementoenamel junction...
March 2017: European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535395/a-zinc-chloride-doped-adhesive-facilitates-sealing-at-the-dentin-interface-a-confocal-laser-microscopy-study
#9
Manuel Toledano, Raquel Osorio, Estrella Osorio, Inmaculada Cabello, Manuel Toledano-Osorio, Fátima S Aguilera
The aim of this study was to ascertain the effect of Zn-doping of dental adhesives and mechanical load cycling on the micromorphology of the resin-dentin interdiffusion zone (of sound and caries affected dentin). The investigation considered two different Zn-doped adhesive approaches and evaluated the interface using a doubled dye fluorescent technique and a calcium chelator fluorophore under a confocal laser scanning microscopy. Sound and carious dentin-resin interfaces of unloaded specimens were deficiently resin-hybridized, in general...
May 19, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529280/alternative-methods-to-visual-and-radiographic-examinations-for-approximal-caries-detection
#10
Naif Abogazalah, Masatoshi Ando
A shift in caries prevalence from occlusal surfaces to approximal surfaces has been demonstrated by epidemiological studies. Two recent meta-analyses evaluated the performance of visual examination and radiography for carious lesion detection, and reported low sensitivity but high specificity for early approximal caries detection. This suggests that the conventional methods have a higher risk of failing to detect approximal lesions. Consequently, in caries susceptible populations, there is a risk of progression of non-cavitated lesions to irreversible tooth destruction before the lesions are detected...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526655/digital-morphometrics-a-new-upper-airway-phenotyping-paradigm-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#11
Richard J Schwab, Sarah E Leinwand, Cary B Bearn, Greg Maislin, Ramya Bhat Rao, Adithya Nagaraja, Stephen Wang, Brendan T Keenan
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with changes in pharyngeal anatomy. The goal of this study was to objectively and reproducibly quantify pharyngeal anatomy using digital morphometrics based on a laser ruler, and to assess differences between apneics and controls and associations with AHI (apnea-hypopnea index). This is the first study to use digital morphometrics to quantify intraoral risk factors for OSA. METHODS: Digital photographs were obtained using an intraoral laser ruler and digital camera in 311 controls (mean AHI=4...
May 16, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450757/selective-removal-of-natural-caries-lesions-from-dentin-and-tooth-occlusal-surfaces-using-a-diode-pumped-er-yag-laser
#12
Jamison Jew, Kenneth H Chan, Cynthia L Darling, Daniel Fried
Selective removal of caries lesions with high precision is best accomplished using lasers operating at high pulse repetition rates utilizing small spot sizes. Conventional flash-lamp pumped Er:YAG lasers are poorly suited for this purpose, but new diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) Er:YAG lasers have become available operating at high pulse repetition rates. Microradiography was used to determine the mineral content of the demineralized dentin of 200-μm thick sections with natural caries lesions prior to laser ablation...
January 28, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438560/longitudinal-investigation-of-salivary-proteomic-profiles-in-the-development-of-early-childhood-caries
#13
Shuang Ao, Xiangyu Sun, Xiangru Shi, Xin Huang, Feng Chen, Shuguo Zheng
OBJECTIVES: To investigate differentially expressed salivary peptides in the development of early childhood caries (ECC) in 3-4 year-old children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-two caries-free children at baseline were followed-up for 1year, during which period 15 of them had developed ECC (Group C), whilst another 15 cases out of the 31 individuals who remained healthy were marked as Group H. Stimulated whole saliva samples were collected at 0, 6 and 12 months, and analyzed using weak cation exchange magnetic beads combined with matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358306/effect-of-the-biofilm-age-and-starvation-on-acid-tolerance-of-biofilm-formed-by-streptococcus-mutans-isolated-from-caries-active-and-caries-free-adults
#14
Shan Jiang, Shuai Chen, Chengfei Zhang, Xingfu Zhao, Xiaojing Huang, Zhiyu Cai
Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) is considered a leading cause of dental caries. The capability of S. mutans to tolerate low pH is essential for its cariogenicity. Aciduricity of S. mutans is linked to its adaptation to environmental stress in oral cavity. This study aimed to investigate the effect of biofilm age and starvation condition on acid tolerance of biofilm formed by S. mutans clinical isolates. S. mutans clinical strains isolated from caries-active (SM593) and caries-free (SM18) adults and a reference strain (ATCC25175) were used for biofilm formation...
March 30, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339115/near-ir-and-cp-oct-imaging-of-suspected-occlusal-caries-lesions
#15
Jacob C Simon, Hobin Kang, Michal Staninec, Andrew T Jang, Kenneth H Chan, Cynthia L Darling, Robert C Lee, Daniel Fried
INTRODUCTION: Radiographic methods have poor sensitivity for occlusal lesions and by the time the lesions are radiolucent they have typically progressed deep into the dentin. New more sensitive imaging methods are needed to detect occlusal lesions. In this study, cross-polarization optical coherence tomography (CP-OCT) and near-IR imaging were used to image questionable occlusal lesions (QOC's) that were not visible on radiographs but had been scheduled for restoration on 30 test subjects...
March 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326713/-observation-and-analysis-of-microstructure-of-dentin-caries-lesions-through-3d-laser-scanning-microscope
#16
Xu Lixia, Xu Hongmei, Zhu Xiaoying, Sun Limei
OBJECTIVE: Microstructural changes in dentin carious lesions were investigated using a 3D laser scanning microscope, which has a morphological theoretical foundation in the further study of clinical caries disease prevention and treatments. METHODS: Six fresh extracted caries molars were prepared into cross-section specimens. The sections were examined by 3D and laser measuring morphology. RESULTS: Zones were identified in the lesions on the basis of their optical appearance...
October 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322360/the-effect-of-casein-phosphopeptide-amorphous-calcium-phosphate-on-molar-incisor-hypomineralisation-%C3%A2-a-pilot-study
#17
Meltem Bakkal, Zerrin Abbasoglu, Betul Kargul
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP) and casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium fluoride phosphate (CPP-ACFP) application on noncarious MIH (molar-incisor hypomineralisation) lesions using a DIAGNOdent device (KaVo), which measures laser fluorescence within the mineral structure of the tooth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 461 subjects age 7-12 (mean ± SD was 9.9 ± 1.6) years were examined. Fifty- four children were diagnosed with MIH and divided into 2 groups...
2017: Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322359/clinical-evaluation-of-a-fissure-sealant-placed-by-acid-etching-or-er-yag-laser-combined-with-acid-etching
#18
Basak Durmus, Figen Giray, Sertac Peker, Betul Kargul
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of conventional acid etching alone (acid etching) and Er:YAG laser combined with acid etching (laser + acid etching) on fissure sealant (FS) retention of first permanent molars (FPMs) after 18 months. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using a split-mouth design in 51 children, a total of 204 FPMs were sealed with acid etching alone or laser plus acid etching (laser+acid). The retention of sealants and occurrence of caries were evaluated at 3, 6, 12, and 18 months...
2017: Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300725/diagnosis-of-occlusal-caries-lesions-in-deciduous-molars-by-coherent-light-scattering-pattern-speckle
#19
Silvia Regina Garcia Olivan, Alessandro Melo Deana, Marcelo Mendes Pinto, Ravana Angelini Sfalcin, Kristianne Porta Santos Fernandes, Raquel Agnelli Mesquita-Ferrari, Renato Araujo Prates, Sandra Kalil Bussadori
BACKGROUND: In this study is presented the correlation between laser speckle images and detection of incipient caries lesions by changing the microstructure of the surface of tooth enamel. METHODS: We used 30 healthy deciduous molar teeth collected from the Biobank Human Teeth, Faculty of Dentistry, University of São Paulo who had carious lesions induced by the pH cycling method. The samples were evaluated for the diagnosis of caries by two METHODS: ICDAS and speckle pattern of coherent light scattering after 5, 10 and 15days and the results were statistically analyzed using α=0...
March 11, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294198/external-and-internal-resin-infiltration-of-natural-proximal-subsurface-caries-lesions-a-valuable-enhancement-of-the-internal-tunnel-restoration
#20
Andrej M Kielbassa, Ina Ulrich, Vanessa D Werth, Christoph Schüller, Wilhelm Frank, Rita Schmidl
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this ex-vivo study was to evaluate both the external and the internal penetration ability of a resin infiltrant into natural proximal and macroscopically intact white spot lesions, and to merge this approach with the internal tunnel preparation concept. METHOD AND MATERIALS: 20 premolars and 20 molars with proximal subsurface lesions (ICDAS, code 2) and respective radiographic lesion depths extending into the middle third of dentin (D2 lesions) were selected and divided into two groups...
March 14, 2017: Quintessence International
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