1. Articles from Cosmin Sinescu

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    1. MODERN APPROACHES OF ANALYSIS AND TREATMENT OF ENDODONTIC LESIONS USING THE ENDOSCOPE AND THE OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY

      MODERN APPROACHES OF ANALYSIS AND TREATMENT OF ENDODONTIC LESIONS USING THE ENDOSCOPE AND THE OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY

      Aim of the study: The main reason of the present study is to analyze and record the evolution of two revolutionary methods in dental medicine with which endodontic treatments can be performed as well as the evaluation of their quality that appeared in the last twenty years. Materials and Methods: An electronic search was done on Research Gate, Science Direct and PubMed using terms about modern endodontic treatments between 1990 and 2019. Every article containing the terms of interest has been read carefully and selected according to its importance in this article. Terms used for search included: Endoscopy; Tooth Anatomy ...

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    2. Optical Coherence Tomography Investigations and Modeling of the Sintering of Ceramic Crowns

      Optical Coherence Tomography Investigations and Modeling of the Sintering of Ceramic Crowns

      Dental prostheses are sintered in ovens that sometimes suffer from a loss of calibration. This can lead to variations of the sintering temperature outside the range recommended by the manufacturer. Stress and even fractures in dental ceramics may occur, and this leads to the necessity to rebuild the dental construct. The aim of this work is to monitor the quality of sintering processes using an established biomedical imaging technique—optical coherence tomography (OCT). Conventional current procedures imply the fabrication of supplemental samples that add to the expenses and are only evaluated visually. To our knowledge, we were the first to ...

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    3. Effects of Temperature Variations during Sintering of Metal Ceramic Tooth Prostheses Investigated Non-Destructively with Optical Coherence Tomography

      Effects of Temperature Variations during Sintering of Metal Ceramic Tooth Prostheses Investigated Non-Destructively with Optical Coherence Tomography

      Calibration loss of ovens used in sintering metal ceramic prostheses leads to stress and cracks in the material of the prostheses fabricated, and ultimately to failure of the dental treatment. Periodic calibration may not be sufficient to prevent such consequences. Evaluation methods based on firing supplemental control samples are subjective, time-consuming, and rely entirely on the technician’s skills. The aim of this study was to propose an alternative procedure for such evaluations. Fifty prostheses were sintered in a ceramic oven at a temperature lower, equal to or larger than the temperature prescribed by the manufacturer. A non-destructive imaging method ...

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    4. Assessment of dental plaque by optoelectronic methods

      Assessment of dental plaque by optoelectronic methods

      The formation of dental biofilm follows specific mechanisms of initial colonization on the surface, microcolony formation, development of organized three dimensional community structures, and detachment from the surface. The structure of the plaque biofilm might restrict the penetration of antimicrobial agents, while bacteria on a surface grow slowly and display a novel phenotype; the consequence of the latter is a reduced sensitivity to inhibitors. The aim of this study was to evaluate with different optoelectronic methods the morphological characteristics of the dental biofilm. The study was performed on samples from 25 patients aged between 18 and 35 years. The methods ...

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    5. Noninvasive Quantitative Evaluation of the Dentin Layer during Dental Procedures Using Optical Coherence Tomography

      Noninvasive Quantitative Evaluation of the Dentin Layer during Dental Procedures Using Optical Coherence Tomography

      A routine cavity preparation of a tooth may lead to opening the pulp chamber. The present study evaluates quantitatively, in real time, for the first time to the best of our knowledge, the drilled cavities during dental procedures. An established noninvasive imaging technique, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), is used. The main scope is to prevent accidental openings of the dental pulp chamber. Six teeth with dental cavities have been used in this ex vivo study. The real time assessment of the distances between the bottom of the drilled cavities and the top of the pulp chamber was performed using an ...

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    6. Optical Coherence Tomography for Non-Invasive ex vivo Investigations in Dental Medicine — a Joint Group Experience (Review)

      Optical Coherence Tomography for Non-Invasive ex vivo Investigations in Dental Medicine — a Joint Group Experience (Review)

      This review emphasizes the current knowledge related to optical coherence tomography (OCT) as a non-invasive diagnostic tool to perform ex vivo and showing great potential for in vivo structural imaging of features in the oral cavity. OCT technology can generate high-resolution cross-sectional and en-face images of the internal architecture of the investigated sample (2–3 mm in depth). To this goal, en-face time domain OCT (TD-OCT) and spectral domain OCT (SD-OCT) were employed. Topics included in this review refer to OCT non-destructive evaluations of: dental abfraction and attrition, material defects and micro-leakages at the tooth-filling interface, temporal-mandibular joint disc, quality ...

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    7. MicroCT and optical coherence tomography imagistic assessment of the dental roots adhesive

      MicroCT and optical coherence tomography imagistic assessment of the dental roots adhesive

      Several obturation methods are available today to study the 3D filling of the root canal. There are also several methods capable to evaluate the ability to seal apically the root canals. However, the common methods of investigation are invasive; they also lead to the destruction of the samples. If the sectioning differs slightly from the desired area, the investigation is non-conclusive regarding the micro-leakages. Also, although the use of Cone-Beam Micro Computer Tomography (CBCT) appears to be most promising for endodontic purposes, its effective radiation doses are higher than with conventional intra-oral and panoramic imaging. In contrast, enface (ef) Optical ...

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    8. Assessment of the sealant/tooth interface using optical coherence tomography

      Assessment of the sealant/tooth interface using optical coherence tomography

      Sealant materials are typically employed in dentistry in order to prevent the development of cavities on the teeth. They prevent bacterial adhesion to enamel, thus arresting the development of demineralization and of caries. In this study, the critical zone of the interface between different sealant materials and the results of the dental work for the teeth processed were investigated ex vivo using swept source (SS) optical coherence tomography (OCT). Optical inspection and X-ray investigation revealed no defects, while SS-OCT proved capable to asses exactly the position, the nature, and the dimensions of each type of these defects. Specifically, different failures ...

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    9. Design and testing of prototype handheld scanning probes for optical coherence tomography

      Design and testing of prototype handheld scanning probes for optical coherence tomography

      Three simple and low-cost configurations of handheld scanning probes for optical coherence tomography have been developed. Their design and testing for dentistry applications are presented. The first two configurations were built exclusively from available off-the-shelf optomechanical components, which, to the best of our knowledge, are the first designs of this type. The third configuration includes these components in an optimized and ergonomic probe. All the designs are presented in detail to allow for their duplication in any laboratory with a minimum effort, for applications that range from educational to high-end clinical investigations. Requirements that have to be fulfilled to achieve ...

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    10. Material Defects in Ceramic Crowns Identification by Optical Coherence Tomography and MicroCT

      Material Defects in Ceramic Crowns Identification by Optical Coherence Tomography and MicroCT

      Full ceramic crowns are considered revolutionary in developing the concept of aesthetic dentistry. Appreciate their aesthetic appearance particularly raise the cost prices, they do not ensure the risk of fractures and cracks which sometimes face the clinician after their insertion directly into the mouth. As a result of the fracture may occur between disputes team dentist-dental technician. The purpose of this study was to identify flaws of material included in the pottery table analyzing the full ceramic crowns using non-invasive technologies. As materials we use 25 full ceramic crowns (e. max, IVOCLAR) obtained through the technology of pressing were used ...

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    11. Integral ceramic superstructure evaluation using time domain optical coherence tomography

      Integral ceramic superstructure evaluation using time domain optical coherence tomography

      Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive low coherence interferometry technique that includes several technologies (and the corresponding devices and components), such as illumination and detection, interferometry, scanning, adaptive optics, microscopy and endoscopy. From its large area of applications, we consider in this paper a critical aspect in dentistry - to be investigated with a Time Domain (TD) OCT system. The clinical situation of an edentulous mandible is considered; it can be solved by inserting 2 to 6 implants. On these implants a mesostructure will be manufactured and on it a superstructure is needed. This superstructure can be integral ceramic; in ...

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    12. Zirconia enriched dental adhesive: A solution for OCT contrast enhancement. Demonstrative study by synchrotron radiation microtomography

      Zirconia enriched dental adhesive: A solution for OCT contrast enhancement. Demonstrative study by synchrotron radiation microtomography

      Objective The major aim of this study was to prove the capability of the optical coherence tomography (OCT) method in visualizing the integrity of the adhesive fillings and of the interfaces between the adhesive, tooth structures and composite resin. As zirconium dioxide was added to the composition of the adhesive layer in order to strengthen the backscattered light in the OCT investigation, for a better visualization of the interfaces, the determination of a proper zirconia concentration was another aim of our study. Method Several class II cavities were prepared in human premolars and were filled with dental adhesive containing different ...

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    13. Temperature variation in metal ceramic technology analyzed using time domain optical coherence tomography

      Temperature variation in metal ceramic technology analyzed using time domain optical coherence tomography

      The quality of dental prostheses is essential in providing good quality medical services. The metal ceramic technology applied in dentistry implies ceramic sintering inside the dental oven. Every ceramic material requires a special sintering chart which is recommended by the producer. For a regular dental technician it is very difficult to evaluate if the temperature inside the oven remains the same as it is programmed on the sintering chart. Also, maintaining the calibration in time is an issue for the practitioners. Metal ceramic crowns develop a very accurate pattern for the ceramic layers depending on the temperature variation inside the ...

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    14. Imaging of noncarious cervical lesions by means of a fast swept source optical coherence tomography system

      Imaging of noncarious cervical lesions by means of a fast swept source optical coherence tomography system

      Non-carious cervical lesions (NCCL) are defined as the loss of tooth substance at the cemento-enamel junction and are caused by abrasion, erosion and/or occlusal overload. In this paper we proved that our fast swept source OCT system is a valuable tool to track the evolution of NCCL lesions in time. On several extracted bicuspids, four levels of NCCL were artificially created. After every level of induced lesion, OCT scanning was performed. B scans were acquired and 3D reconstructions were generated. The swept source OCT instrument used in this study has a central wavelength of 1050 nm, a sweeping range ...

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    15. Imaging of oral pathological tissue using optical coherence tomography

      Imaging of oral pathological tissue using optical coherence tomography

      Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) constitutes 90% of oral cancer. Early detection is a cornerstone to improve survival. Interaction of light with tissues may highlight changes in tissue structure and metabolism. We propose optical coherence tomography (OCT), as a non-invasive diagnosis method, being a new high-resolution optical technique that permits tri-dimensional (3-D), real-time imaging of near surface abnormalities in complex tissues. In this study half of the excisional biopsy was directed to the pathologist and the other half was assigned for OCT investigation. Histopathology validated the results. Areas of OSCC of the buccal mucosa were identified in the OCT images ...

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    16. The advantages of a swept source optical coherence tomography system in the evaluation of occlusal disorders

      The advantages of a swept source optical coherence tomography system in the evaluation of occlusal disorders

      Occlusal disorders are characterized by multiple dental and periodontal signs. Some of these are reversible (such as excessive tooth mobility, fremitus, tooth pain, migration of teeth in the absence of periodontitis), some are not (pathological occlusal/incisal wear, abfractions, enamel cracks, tooth fractures, gingival recessions). In this paper we prove the advantages of a fast swept source OCT system in the diagnosis of pathological incisal wear, a key sign of the occlusal disorders. On 15 extracted frontal teeth four levels of pathological incisal wear facets were artificially created. After every level of induced defect, OCT scanning was performed. B scans ...

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    17. Different matrix evaluation for the bone regeneration of rats' femours using time domain optical coherence tomography

      Different matrix evaluation for the bone regeneration of rats' femours using time domain optical coherence tomography

      The osteoconductive materials are important in bone regeneration procedures. Three dimensional (3D) reconstructions were obtained from the analysis. The aim of this study is to investigate the interface between the femur rat bone and the new bone that is obtained using a method of tissue engineering that is based on two artificial matrixes inserted in previously artificially induced defects. For this study, under strict supervision 20 rats were used in conformity with ethical procedures. In all the femurs a round defect was induced by drilling with a 1 mm spherical Co-Cr surgical drill. The matrixes used were IngeniOss (for ten ...

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    18. Optical Imaging of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Using Optical Coherence Tomography and Micro CT

      Optical Imaging of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Using Optical Coherence Tomography and Micro CT

      Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) constitutes 90% of oral cancer. Early detection is a cornerstone to improve survival and to reduce diagnostic delay. We propose optical coherence tomography (OCT), as a non-invasive diagnosis method. OCT represents a new high-resolution optical technique that permits 3D, real-time imaging of near surface abnormalities in complex tissues. In the present study half of the excisional biopsy was directed to the pathologist and the other half was assigned for OCT and Micro-CT investigation. For the OCT imaging it was used an OCT prototype (1300 nm), Synchrotron Radiation Micro-CT and histopathology validated the results. Areas of ...

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    19. Quantitative evaluation of dental abfraction and attrition using a swept-source optical coherence tomography system

      Quantitative evaluation of dental abfraction and attrition using a swept-source optical coherence tomography system

      A fast swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) system is employed to acquire volumes of dental tissue, in order to monitor the temporal evolution of dental wear. An imaging method is developed to evaluate the volume of tissue lost in ex vivo artificially induced abfractions and attritions. The minimal volume (measured in air) that our system could measure is 2352     μ m 3 . A volume of 25,000 A-scans is collected in 2.5 s. All these recommend the SS-OCT method as a valuable tool for dynamic evaluation of the abfraction and attrition with remarkable potential for clinical use.

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    20. Time domain optical coherence tomography investigation of bone matrix interface in rat femurs

      Time domain optical coherence tomography investigation of bone matrix interface in rat femurs

      The materials used to fabricate scaffolds for tissue engineering are derived from synthetic polymers, mainly from the polyester family, or from natural materials (e.g., collagen and chitosan). The mechanical properties and the structural properties of these materials can be tailored by adjusting the molecular weight, the crystalline state, and the ratio of monomers in the copolymers. Quality control and adjustment of the scaffold manufacturing process are essential to achieve high standard scaffolds. Most scaffolds are made from highly crystalline polymers, which inevitably result in their opaque appearance. Their 3-D opaque structure prevents the observation of internal uneven surface structures ...

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    21. Optical imaging of oral pathological tissue using optical coherence tomography and synchrotron radiation computed microtomography

      Optical imaging of oral pathological tissue using optical coherence tomography and synchrotron radiation computed microtomography

      The efforts aimed at early diagnosis of oral cancer should be prioritized towards developing a new screening instrument, based on optical coherence tomography (OCT), to be used directly intraorally, able to perform a fast, real time, 3D and non-invasive diagnosis of oral malignancies. The first step in this direction would be to optimize the OCT image interpretation of oral tissues. Therefore we propose plastination as a tissue preparation method that better preserves three-dimensional structure for study by new optical imaging techniques. The OCT and the synchrotron radiation computed microtomography (micro-CT) were employed for tissue sample analyze. For validating the OCT ...

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    22. Bone regeneration assessment by optical coherence tomography and MicroCT synchrotron radiation

      Bone regeneration assessment by optical coherence tomography and MicroCT synchrotron radiation

      Bone grafting is a commonly performed surgical procedure to augment bone regeneration in a variety of orthopaedic and maxillofacial procedures, with autologous bone being considered as the "gold standard" bone-grafting material, as it combines all properties required in a bone-graft material: osteoinduction (bone morphogenetic proteins – BMPs - and other growth factors), osteogenesis (osteoprogenitor cells) and osteoconduction (scaffold). The problematic elements of bone regenerative materials are represented by their quality control methods, the adjustment of the initial bone regenerative material, the monitoring (noninvasive, if possible) during their osteoconduction and osteointegration period and biomedical evaluation of the new regenerated bone. One of the ...

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    23. Time Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Evaluation of Polymeric Fixed Partial Prostheses

      Time Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Evaluation of Polymeric Fixed Partial Prostheses

      Polymeric fixed partial prosthesis represents an important part of the prosthetic treatment. Their presence in the oral cavity could lead to fracture them and to alter the final prosthetic treatment. Time Domain Optical Coherence Tomography can be used as a noninvasive evaluation method and 3D reconstructions which could generate a real forecast on those prosthesis in the oral cavity environment.

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    24. Ceramic and polymeric dental onlays evaluated by photo-elasticity, optical coherence tomography, and micro-computed tomography

      Ceramic and polymeric dental onlays evaluated by photo-elasticity, optical coherence tomography, and micro-computed tomography
      Dental onlays are restorations used to repair rear teeth that have a mild to moderate amount of decay. They can also be used to restore teeth that are cracked or fractured if the damage is not severe enough to require a dental crown. The use of onlays requires less tooth reduction than does the use of metal fillings. This allows dentists to conserve more of a patient's natural tooth structure in the treatment process. The aims of this study are to evaluate the biomechanical comportment of the dental onlays, by using the 3D photo elasticity method and to investigate ...
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