Center for Dental Research

Photonics Applications and Biomaterials Materials Laboratory

  • Surface treatment, surface morphology, and ablation studies using infrared laser radiation
  • Cosmetic enhancement of enamel surfaces using laser induced changes in surface morphology
  • Measurement of physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of dental materials per ADA specification requirements
  • Wear and abrasion evaluation of dental materials and agents
  • Evaluation of sample surface characteristics (glossiness and roughness)
  • Thermocycling and microleakage studies
  • Optically generated three-dimensional imaging of dental surfaces
  • Early detection of carious lesions using spectroscopic and fluorescence excitation
  • Integration of multiple imaging techniques to enhance standard x-ray imaging