Application of biophysical technologies in dental research

Higham, Susan M ORCID: 0000-0002-4097-4702, Pender, Neil, de Jong, Elbert de Josselin and Smith, Philip W
(2009) Application of biophysical technologies in dental research. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 105 (10). 102048-.

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<jats:p>There is a wealth of evidence to indicate that if dental caries can be recognized at an early stage, it is possible to halt its progression or even reverse it. This has led to an increased interest in the development of diagnostic techniques capable of visualizing caries at an early stage in addition to providing clinicians with an aid to diagnosis. Several techniques are available for research and clinical applications for detecting early demineralization. This manuscript has reviewed some of the techniques currently available to determine their advantages, whether they have any limitations and their applicability to dental research and clinical dentistry. Not one method is the perfect choice in all situations, but what is clear is that the development and application of biophysical technologies have allowed major advances to be made in dental research as well as in clinical dentistry. With continued developments these technologies will play an important role in the future management of dental disease.</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published 19 May 2009
Uncontrolled Keywords: biomedical optical imaging, dentistry, diseases, patient diagnosis, reviews
Subjects: ?? RK ??
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Life Courses and Medical Sciences > School of Dentistry
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 29 May 2009 09:51
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2024 09:03
DOI: 10.1063/1.3116633
Publisher's Statement : Copyright 2009 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Application of biophysical technologies in dental research Susan M. Higham, Neil Pender, Elbert de Josselin de Jong, and Philip W. Smith, J. Appl. Phys. 105, 102048 (2009), DOI:10.1063/1.3116633 and may be found at
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