Development of fibre-optic confocal microscopy for detection and diagnosis of dental caries

C. Rousseau, S. Poland, J.M. Girkin, A.F. Hall, C.J. Whitters

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-251
Number of pages6
JournalCaries Research
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • fibre-optics
  • confocal imaging system
  • optical instrument
  • general dental practitioner

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