Non-thermal atmospheric plasmas in dentistry

R.E.J. Sladek, E. Stoffels - Adamowicz

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Non-thermal atmospheric plasmas are very efficient in the deactivation of bacteria. A relatively new area is the use of these plasmas in biomedical and dental applications. In this work, application of a novel device in dentistry is investigated, the plasma needle. The plasma needle is used to generate a non-thermal atmospheric micro-plasma. A promising application of this micro-plasma is the treatment of dental cavities, to stop caries without causing pain and removing too much healthy tissue. Various bacterial model systems are used to test the bactericidal efficiency of the plasma needle: bacteria in droplets, thin films and (multi-species) biofilms. The effects of plasma needle treatment on bacterial viability, growth and composition are discussed. The results indicate that plasma can become a useful tool for dental treatment.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelProceedings of the 59th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference 2006 (GEC 2006), 10-13 October, 2006, Columbus, USA
StatusGepubliceerd - 2006
Evenement59th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, October 10–13, 2006; Columbus, Ohio - Columbus, Verenigde Staten van Amerika
Duur: 10 okt 200613 okt 2006


Andere59th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, October 10–13, 2006; Columbus, Ohio
Land/RegioVerenigde Staten van Amerika
Ander59th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference 2006 (GEC 2006)


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