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En-Face optical coherence tomography and fluorescence in evaluation of orthodontic interfaces

Rominu, R.O., Sinescu, C., Pop, D.M., Hughes, M., Bradu, Adrian, Rominu, M., Podoleanu, Adrian G.H. (2009) En-Face optical coherence tomography and fluorescence in evaluation of orthodontic interfaces. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 56 . pp. 641-644. ISSN 2010-376X. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Bonding has become a routine procedure in several dental specialties - from prosthodontics to conservative dentistry and ven orthodontics. In many of these fields it is important to be able to investigate the bonded interfaces to assess their quality. All currently employed investigative methods are invasive, meaning that samples are destroyed in the testing procedure and cannot be used again. We have investigated the interface between human enamel and bonded ceramic brackets non-invasively, introducing a combination of new investigative methods - optical coherence tomography (OCT), fluorescence OCT and confocal microscopy (CM). Brackets were conventionally bonded on conditioned buccal surfaces of teeth. The bonding was assessed using these methods. Three dimensional reconstructions of the detected material defects were developed using manual and semi-automatic segmentation. The results clearly prove that OCT, fluorescence OCT and CM are useful in orthodontic bonding investigations.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - World Acad. Sci. Eng. Technol. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Faculty of Dentistry, Dental Materials and Dental Technologies Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Victor Babes from Timisoara, Romania [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Applied Optics Group, University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Confocal microscopy, Optical coherence tomography, Orthodontic bonding, Bonded interface, Human enamel, Material defect, Optical coherence tomography, Orthodontic bonding, Semi-automatic segmentation, Testing procedure, Three-dimensional reconstruction, Confocal microscopy, Dentistry, Fasteners, Fluorescence, Optical microscopy, Optical tomography, Tomography, Coherent light, Optical tomography
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R857.O6 Optical coherence tomography
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Applied Optics Group
Depositing User: Giles Tarver
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2015 08:09 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:50 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/49466 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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