FT-Raman Spectroscopic Studies of Nd/YAG Laser Irradiated Human Dental Enamel

Document Type: Research Note

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1 College of Chemistry, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, 84154, I.R. IRAN

2 Faculty of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Science, Isfahan, 81746, I.R. IRAN

3 Faculty of Dentistry, University of Queensland, Brisbane Qld 4000, Australia

Abstract

FTR-Raman Spectra of human dental enamel, both laser-irradiated and untreated, are reported. Spectra are compared with hydroxyapatite. It is evident that unlike the CO2 laser, the Nd/YAG laser does not induce any chemical change in dental enamel.

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