Laser ultrasonic technique for evaluating human dental enamel

D. H.C. Wang, S. Fleming, Y. C. Lee, M. Swain, S. Law, J. Xue

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A non-destructive laser ultrasonic surface acoustic wave technique has been demonstrated to quantitatively evaluate the elastic response of human dental enamel. We demonstrate the system performance by measuring surface acoustic wave velocity in sound and demineralised enamel. In addition, progressive measurements were made to monitor the change in the enamel elasticity during a two week remineralisation process. The results are presented and they confirm the efficacy, as well as illuminating the progress, of the treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012041
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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