Optical spectroscopy study of transparent non-carious human dentin and dentin-enamel junction

S. G. Demos, M. Balooch, G. W. Marshall, S. J. Marshall, R. R. Gallagher

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Improving our knowledge of the morphology, composition and properties of the dentin, enamel, and the dentin-enamel junction (DEJ) is vital for the development of improved restorative materials and clinical placement techniques. Most studies of dental tissues have used light microscopy for characterization. In our investigation, the spectroscopic properties of normal and non-carious transparent human root dentin, and the dentin-enamel junction were investigated using emission imaging microscopy, and micro-spectroscopy. Experimental results reveal new information on the structural and biochemical characteristics of these dental tissues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventLasers in Dentistry VI - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 23 2000Jan 24 2000


OtherLasers in Dentistry VI
CitySan Jose, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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