OCT for diagnosis of periodontal disease

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We have developed a hand-held in vivo scanning device for use in the oral cavity. We produced, using this scanning device, in vivo OCT images of dental tissues in human volunteers. All the OCT images were analyzed for the presence of clinically relevant anatomical structures. The gingival margin, periodontal sulcus, and dento-enamel junction were visible in all the images. The cemento-enamel junction was discernible in 64% of the images and the alveolar bone presumptively identified for 71% of the images. These images represent, to our knowledge, the first in vivo OCT images of human dental tissue.

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Colston, B. W. January 1998.

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We have developed a hand-held in vivo scanning device for use in the oral cavity. We produced, using this scanning device, in vivo OCT images of dental tissues in human volunteers. All the OCT images were analyzed for the presence of clinically relevant anatomical structures. The gingival margin, periodontal sulcus, and dento-enamel junction were visible in all the images. The cemento-enamel junction was discernible in 64% of the images and the alveolar bone presumptively identified for 71% of the images. These images represent, to our knowledge, the first in vivo OCT images of human dental tissue.

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  • BIOS `98: an international symposium on biomedical optics, San Jose, CA (United States), 24-30 Jan 1998

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  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--130870
  • Report No.: CONF-980117--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 672309
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc711717

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Colston, B. W. OCT for diagnosis of periodontal disease, article, January 1998; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc711717/: accessed May 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.