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

Rousseau, C. and Poland, S. and Girkin, J.M. and Hall, A.F. and Whitters, C.J. (2007) Development of fibre-optic confocal microscopy for detection and diagnosis of dental caries. Caries Research, 41 (4). pp. 245-251.

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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.