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Lasers in pediatric dentistry: A review

Neena I. E., Poornima P, Ganesh Edagunji, Roopa K. B, Bharath K. P


In ancient Greece, the sun was used in heliotherapy, or the exposure of the body to the sun for the restoration of health. The Chinese used the sun to treat such conditions as rickets, skin cancer and even psychosis. This use of light for treatment of various pathologies is referred to as phototherapy. In 1903, a Danish physician named Niels Finsen developed a technique known as carbon arc phototherapy for the treatment of lupus vulgaris that employed the use of ultraviolet rays.


Lasers; pediatric dentistry; pulp therapy

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