Efficacy of Preventive Dental Treatment Procedures on Oral Tissues in Naval Personnel.
Annual rept. no. 2, 1 Jan-31 Dec 72,
AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION CHICAGO ILL RESEARCH INST
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The purpose of the investigation is an attempt to develop or evaluate new and current methods, agents and techniques employed for the prevention and treatment of dental caries and periodontal disease. Specific objectives sought are 1 determine surface characteristics of tooth structure after treatment with topical fluorides including a demonstration of the ionic uptake 2 determine composition and morphology of dental calculus as well as a characterization of the calculus-tooth structure interface. Techniques used to accomplish these objectives consisted of scanning electron microscopy and electron microprobe analysis. The most significant development in this study was use of a modified Critical Point Drying technique for the removal of water from hard and soft tissues. Results show elimination of both crazing and artificial production. Author Modified Abstract
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