Dr. Wayne Selting: The Effect of Quartz Tip Wear on Erbium:YAG Laser Ablation Efficiency
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Erbium laser tip wear occurs rapidly during clinical procedures decreasing light transmission and subsequent ablation efficiency. Quartz tips for the Erbium:YAG laser deteriorate rapidly when ablating dentin at high energy levels as a direct result of high velocity bombardment by calcified debris.
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