Prof. Dr. Roeland De Moor - Özet

Prof. Dr. Roeland De Moor | Özet

Prof. Dr. Roeland De Moor

Prof. Dr. Roeland De Moor
Prof. Dr. Roeland De Moor

Ultrasound, Laser-Activated Irrigation and Nanotechnology for Endodontic Disinfection
Among present-day marketed systems ultrasonic activation appears to be the best way to activate and potentiate endodontic irrigants. An alternative for ultrasonic activation of irrigants is laser activated irrigation (LAI) or photon-initiated acoustic streaming. Based on present-day research it appears that LAI (especially with Erbium lasers) can be more efficient for debris removal out of root canals and interaction with the endodontic biofilms thanks to the induction of specific cavitation phenomena and acoustic streaming. Other wavelengths are also used for endodontic applications and some are now explored to be used for LAI.
 
Another way to interact with biofilms is to rely on metal nanoparticles. The exploitation of the unique attributes of nanoparticles to combat infections has increased markedly over the past decade. The latest insights into the application of nanoparticles for endodontic purposes, including their use in photodynamic therapy and laser-induced photoporation  is discussed