Comparative Evaluation of Antimicrobial Effects of Er:YAG, Diode, and CO2 Lasers on Titanium Discs: An Experimental Study

Tosun E., Tasar F., Strauss R., Kivanc D. G., ÜNGÖR C.

JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.70, no.5, pp.1064-1069, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Purpose: This study examined carbon dioxide (CO2; 10,600 nm), diode (808 nm), and erbium (Er): yttrium-aluminum-garnet (YAG; 2,940 nm) laser applications on Staphylococcus aureus contaminated, sandblasted, large-grit, acid-etched surface titanium discs and performed a comparative evaluation of the obtained bactericidal effects and the applicability of these effects in clinical practice.