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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014, 2(6B), 19-20
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-6B-6
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From Distant Stars to Dental Chairs: An Update on Plasma Needle

Vandana B L1,

1Department of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, KLE Society’s Institute of Dental sciences, Opp to CMTI, Yahswanthpur Suburb, Tumkur Road, Bangalore

Pub. Date: December 18, 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry)

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Vandana B L. From Distant Stars to Dental Chairs: An Update on Plasma Needle. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014; 2(6B):19-20. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-6B-6


There is an uncontrolled and unwanted damage to the structure of tooth, whenever any mechanical or a chemical procedure is applied in order to treat a dental cavity or a carious tooth. This led to the development of plasma needle in the field of dentistry. This unique and unprecedented technology, which, though commonly used in medicine for disinfection and sterilization, as well as undertaking decontamination in biological warfare has a tremendous potential in the dental field too. The present article discusses the technology, with special emphasis on its operative details and the useful applications of the same.

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