TRANSILLUMINATION OF DENTAL STRUCTURES AND GINGIVAE BY VISIBLE WAVE-LENGTH LASER LIGHT DIAGNOSE DENTAL AND PARA- ORAL CAVITY ABNORMALTIES IS PROPOSED.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$34,290.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
11
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Alm Inc.
1745 S. Jefferson Davis, Highway, Suite 900, Arlington, VA, 22202
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
William F. Frizzell
(703) 750-6000
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
TRANSILLUMINATION OF DENTAL STRUCTURES AND GINGIVAE BY VISIBLE WAVE-LENGTH LASER LIGHT DIAGNOSE DENTAL AND PARA- ORAL CAVITY ABNORMALTIES IS PROPOSED. IN ADDITION, LASER SPECTROSCOPY OF RELATED DENTAL STRUCTURES AND TISSUE SHALL BE PERFORMED TO DETERMINE THE LASER WAVE-LENTHS BEST SUIT TOIDENTIFICATION OF A WIDE RANGE OF DENTAL FEATURES. ALSO, LASER POWER VS. WAVELENGTH WILL BE DETERMINED FOR EFFECTIVE DIAGNOSIS, KEEPING SAFETY CRITERIA IN MIND. STANDARD STANDARD SPECTROSCOPIC TECHNIQUES, WELL DOCUMENTED IN SPEC- TROCOPY LITERATURE, SHALL BE USED. A CLINICAL DENTIST SHALL PROVIDE THE FINAL AUTHORATATIVE EVALUATION OF THE DIAGNOSTICCAPABILITY OF THE LASER TRANSILLUMINATION AT VARIOUS WAVELENGTHS AND OUTPUT POWER LEVELS. THE PROPOSED STUDY WILLPROVIDE CLINICAL DATA AND INSTRUMENTATION DESIGN CRITERIA WHICH MAY SUPPLEMENT DENTAL RADIOGRAPHS BY PROVIDING REAL- TIME, IN SIT LASER TRANSILLUMINATION OF DENTAL CARIOUS LESIONS, AS WELL AS OUTLINING VARIOUS PERIODONTAL AND ORAL SURGERY APPLICATIONS. WHILE NOT INTENDED TO COMPLETELY REPLACE RADIOGRAPHS, THE RESEARCH AS OUTLINED HERIN SHOULD PROVIDE A UNIQUE, YET SIMPLE, METHOD OF INTER-ORAL IDENTIFICATION WITHIN THE FIELD OF CLINICAL DENTISTRY WITHOUT THE NECCESSITY OF EXPOSING A PATIENT TO ANY FORM OF IONIC RADIATION.

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