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The salivary pellicle plays an important role in oral physiology, yet noninvasive in situ characterization and mapping of this layer remains elusive. The goal of this study is to develop an optical approach for the real-time, noninvasive mapping and characterization of salivary pellicles using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and optical coherence(More)
Structural variations of the periodontal ligament (PDL) induced by orthodontic forces have been evaluated by optical coherence tomography (OCT) and compared to images obtained by conventional radiography. Here, two specially designed orthodontic appliances were installed on the maxillary anterior teeth of white rats for applying different magnitudes of(More)
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