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Laser: Tissue Interaction and Its Application in Clinical Dentistry

Steven Parker

Citation Information : Parker S. Laser: Tissue Interaction and Its Application in Clinical Dentistry. Int J Laser Dent 2011; 1 (1):1-8.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10022-1001

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2011

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Abstract

The word “Laser” is a generic for the many examples of instruments that deliver specific electromagnetic (photonic) energy. The clinician may choose one of many laser wavelengths to achieve adjunctive therapy; the success of a given laser treatment will depend upon the predictability of the interaction of photonic energy with target tissue. This paper serves to present theoretical and practical aspects of laser-tissue interaction, drawing upon evidence-based published investigation.


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