Evaluation of laser fluorescence for differentiating caries dye-stainable versus caries dye-unstainable dentin in carious lesions.

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PURPOSE To assess the performance of laser fluorescence (DIAGNOdent, "DD") for differentiating carious versus non-carious dentin during caries excavation using caries dye as the gold standard. METHODS The superficial carious dentin surfaces of lesions in 25 teeth were exposed, and the surface evaluated by DD. Next, caries dye was applied and the surface… (More)

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