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Laser irradiation produces bactericidal effects which may be of use in dentistry. The aims of this study were to investigate the effect of pulsed NdYAG laser irradiation on bacteria in a laboratory model, in the presence and absence of a black dye, Suomi ink. The experiments were carried out in small capillary tubes containing a measured volume of(More)
  • M Midda
  • Current opinion in dentistry
  • 1992
Clinical lasers are of two types: "soft" and "hard" lasers. Soft lasers are claimed to aid healing and to reduce inflammation and pain. However, few rigorous studies are available to support their use. Surgical hard lasers can cut both hard and soft tissues, and newer varieties can transmit their energy via flexible fiberoptic cables. Many procedures can be(More)
Previous studies have shown that the inclusion of certain enzymes in mouthrinses and dentifrices will reduce plaque and gingivitis scores. The enzymes that are most effective clinically have, as their active ingredients, amyloglucosidase and glucose oxidase. These produce hydrogen peroxide from dietary fermentable carbohydrates which in turn converts(More)
Eighteen per cent of all patients have some degree of sensitivity and a range of therapies has been devised to alleviate this condition. An electronic monitoring machine was constructed which allowed for air stream, directed at a patient's tooth, to be started by the clinician and halted by the patient when the sensation of pain in the tooth became too(More)
Clinical lasers are of two types; soft lasers are essentially an aid to healing with relatively few rigorous studies available to support their use. Surgical hard lasers, however, can cut both hard and soft tissues and replace the scalpel and drill in many areas. From initial experiments with the ruby laser most clinicians are using Argon, CO2 and now NdYAG(More)
Desquamative gingivitis is a manifestation of various dermatoses, particularly lichen planus and mucous membrane pemphigoid. A rare example of adult linear immunoglobulin A disease manifesting as desquamative gingivitis is presented. Although the initial clinical features were typical of desquamative gingivitis, the persistence of ulceration after dental(More)
This study quantified the constitutive and interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) stimulated expression of MHC class I (HLA-ABC and beta 2 microglobulin) and class II antigens (HLA-DR, -DP, -DQ) on normal and malignant oral keratinocytes using radioimmunoassay and immunocytochemical techniques. Normal keratinocytes and three of four malignant cell lines (H103, H157,(More)