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UK: Infrared Imaging Gives UK Dentists a Better Look

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Christine Connolly, Contributing Editor, [email protected]

A team of dentists and physicists in the UK is developing an infrared imaging system for dentistry that avoids the risks associated with x-rays. Professor John Girkin and Dr. Simon Poland at the University of Strathclyde’s Institute of Photonics in Glasgow, Scotland, have worked with dental health specialists professor Nigel Pitts and Dr. Chris Longbottom of the University of Dundee to develop the method. It allows dentists to examine the interior of every tooth at every visit, enabling less invasive treatment to begin at a much earlier stage. It also facilitates close monitoring of complex...Read full article

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