Special Issue "Laser in Endodontics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).
Prof. Dr. Roeland De Moor
Ghent University, Department of Oral Health Sciences, section Endodontics and section reconstructive Dentistry, Ghent Dental Laser Centre, Ghent, Belgium
Interests: interaction with the endodontic biofilm, laser-activated irrigation, laser bleaching, Laser Doppler Flowmetry, laser-induced cavitation, light-activated nanoparticles for bleaching and endodontic disinfection, photoactivated disinfection, root-canal cleaning and disinfection
Nowadays, the use of and research on lasers is an established field in dentistry. Their applications continue to expand as more evidence of their efficacy is provided. Moreover, it has become clear in endodontics that laser applications can make a difference to debris and smear-layer removal and its interaction with the biofilm, resulting in enhanced disinfection. Lasers also allow for the better preservation of the pulp thanks to the evaluation of real pulp vitality (Laser Doppler Flowmetry); techniques such as FACE (fluorescence aided caries excavation) are helpful to make the distinction between infected and affected layers, resulting in stepwise excavation, and pulp capping with laser results in very high success rates. Laser bleaching is effective for the discoloration of sclerotic teeth without the need for a walking bleach; thus, this the technique belongs to the field of minimal invasive dentistry. The treatment of dentinal hypersensitivity with lasers has become a recognized technique. Recent advances in technology such as microsecond pulses with associated high-power density, the interaction of laser light with light-activated nanoparticles, photodisinfection with other dyes, and recent fluorescence scanning techniques open up new perspectives.
This Special Issue is interested in all aspects of the application of lasers in endodontics. Clinical, as well as basic, research is welcome. Manuscripts dealing with innovative approaches and techniques that make a difference to the conventional approaches and their safety are of high interest.
Thank you very much!
Prof. Dr. Roeland De Moor
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- dentinal hypersensitivity
- fluorescence-aided caries excavation
- laser-activated irrigation
- laser bleaching
- Laser Doppler Flowmetry
- photoactivated disinfection
- pulp capping
- pulp vitality
- root-canal disinfection
- root-canal cleaning
- smear layer