Characterization of tooth structure and the dentin-enamel zone based on the Stokes-Mueller calculation

Chia-Wei Sun*, Yao Sheng Hsieh, Yi Ching Ho, Cho Pei Jiang, Ching-Cheng Chuang, Shyh Yuan Lee

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Abstract

This is the first study of dentin-enamel zone (DEZ) identification with tooth structure characterization based on the optical Stokes-Mueller measurement. Stokes vectors of a cross-sectional tooth slice were measured using various polarization inputs. The direction of the DEZ is different in enamel and dentin structures; therefore, the Stokes profiles can specifically characterize the structures based on the DEZ. This optical method, using polarimetry, provides a useful tool for characterizing tooth.

Original languageEnglish
Article number116026
JournalJournal of Biomedical Optics
Volume17
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2012

Keywords

  • dentin hypersensitivity
  • dentin-enamel zone
  • Stokes-Mueller calculation
  • tooth characterization

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