Accession Number : ADA141070

Title :   Visible-Light Resin Curing Units.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 82-Aug 83,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Crigger,L P ; Morris,M A ; Broadwell,K ; Young,J M

PDF Url : ADA141070

Report Date : Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : This document presents the principle of visible-light activated composite resins and the advantages of visible-light vs. ultraviolet light activation. Twelve units are compared on the basis of: cost; size and portability; length of cord; diameter of curing tip; method of cooling; voltage regulation; timer functions and accuracy; method of light transmission; location of controls; method of activation; depth of cure; possible hazards; evaluation of medical maintenance; and special features. Guidelines for use and selection are provided.

Descriptors :   *Dental equipment, *Composite materials, *Curing, *Plastics, Light, Activation, Photochemical reactions, Polymerization, Costs

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE