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vol 60 / JULY, 2017
Article
UDC 535:621.373.826:539

LASER TEXTURING OF HARD TISSUES

A. . Belikov
ITMO University, Saint Petersburg, 197101, Russian Federation; Professor


A. . Skripnik
State Educational Establishment of High Professional Education “Saint-Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics”; Associate professor


K. . Shatilova
ITMO University; Postgraduate


Abstract. A method of laser texturing of hard tissues of human teeth with erbium lasers radiation in ablative and sub-ablative modes is described. A positive effect of laser texturing on mechanical and chemical properties of the tissue surface and quality of filling material joint with the textured tissue surface is reported.
Keywords: single-mode erbium laser, enamel, dentin, filling material, bond strength, microleakage, microhardness, wears resistance, acid resistance