We report on the development of a fibre-optics-based confocal imaging system for the detection and potential diagnosis of early dental caries. A novel optical instrument, capable of recording axial profiles through caries lesions using single-mode optical fibres, has been developed. The practical study illustrates that miniature confocal devices based around single-mode optical fibres may provide additional diagnostic information for the general dental practitioner.
- confocal imaging system
- optical instrument
- general dental practitioner
Rousseau, C., Poland, S., Girkin, J. M., Hall, A. F., & Whitters, C. J. (2007). Development of fibre-optic confocal microscopy for detection and diagnosis of dental caries. Caries Research, 41(4), 245-251. https://doi.org/10.1159/000101912