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An innovative approach for investigating the ceramic bracket- enamel interface-optical coherence tomography and confocal microscopy

Rominu, R.O., Sinescu, C., Rominu, M., Negruiu, M., Laissue, P., Mihali, S., Cuc, L., Hughes, M., Bradu, Adrian, Podoleanu, Adrian G.H. and others. (2008) An innovative approach for investigating the ceramic bracket- enamel interface-optical coherence tomography and confocal microscopy. In: SPIE Proceedings Series. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 7139. Spie-Int Soc Optical Engineering ISBN 978-0-8194-7380-6. (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 even 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) 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 and CM are useful in orthodontic bonding investigations.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
Uncontrolled keywords: Ceramic brackets; Confocal microscopy; Optical coherence tomography; Orthodontic bonding
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R857.O6 Optical coherence tomography
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Applied Optics Group
Depositing User: Giles Tarver
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2015 11:00 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:53 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/49699 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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