Laser ultrasonic evaluation of human dental enamel during remineralisation treatment

Hsiao Chuan Wang, Simon Fleming, Yung Chun Lee, Michael Swain, Susan Law, Jing Xue

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Abstract

In this work a non-destructive laser ultrasonic technique is used to quantitatively evaluate the progressive change in the elastic response of human dental enamel during a remineralisation treatment. The condition of the enamel was measured during two weeks treatment using laser generated and detected surface acoustic waves in sound and demineralised enamel. Analysis of the acoustic velocity dispersion confirms the efficacy, as well as illuminating the progress, of the treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-355
Number of pages11
JournalBiomedical Optics Express
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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