1. An Intraoral OCT Probe to Enhanced Detection of Approximal Carious Lesions and Assessment of Restorations

    An Intraoral OCT Probe to Enhanced Detection of Approximal Carious Lesions and Assessment of Restorations

    Caries, the world’s most common chronic disease, remains a major cause of invasive restorative dental treatment. To take advantage of the diagnostic potential of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in contemporary dental prevention and treatment, an intraorally applicable spectral-domain OCT probe has been developed based on an OCT hand-held scanner equipped with a rigid 90°-optics endoscope. The probe was verified in vitro. In vivo, all tooth surfaces could be imaged with the OCT probe, except the vestibular surfaces of third molars and the proximal surface sections of molars within a "blind spot" at a distance greater than 2.5 ...

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