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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.joms.2011.11.021
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1064-1069

Abstract

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.