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Peter Rechmann D.M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical studies on caries and erosion prevention using new oral hygiene products as well as Lasers. Application of newly developed diagnostic caries detection tools and other light-based detection tools.

Peter Rechmann D.M.D., Ph.D.

We are performing clinical studies to show preventive effects of new oral hygiene products, including new delivery systems for traditional caries prevention agents. We also research new agents for caries prevention. In the field of caries prevention we apply new lasers to render enamel caries resistant and use this new upcoming generation of lasers for micro-invasive dentistry. Laser applications in prosthodontics are also investigated

We have experience in research with newly developed light based diagnostic tools – for caries detection and for use in the periodontal area.

Selected publications:

Rechmann, P., Rechmann, B.M.T., Featherstone, J.D.B.: Caries Detection Using Light Based Diagnostic Tools. Comp Contin Educ Dent 33(8):582-4, 586, 588-93; quiz 594, 596 (2012).

Tassery H., Levallois B., Terrer E., Manton Dj., Otsuki M., Koubi S., Gugnani N., Panayotov I., Jacquot B., Cuisinier F., Rechmann P.: Use of new minimum intervention dentistry technologies in caries management. Aust Dent J (58) Suppl 1, 40-59 (2013).

Rechmann P., Charland D.A., Rechmann B.M., Le C.Q., Featherstone J.D.: In-vivo occlusal caries prevention by pulsed CO2 -laser and fluoride varnish treatment-A clinical pilot study. Lasers Surg Med 45(5), 302-10 (2013).

Schoenly JE, Seka W, Rechmann P.: Pulsed laser ablation of dental calculus in the near ultraviolet. J Biomed Opt 19(2):28003 (2014). PMID: 24549442. PMCID: PMC3144970

Rechmann P., Featherstone J.D.: Quality assurance study of caries risk assessment performance by clinical faculty members in a school of dentistry. J Dent Educ 78(9):1331-8 (2014). PMID: 25179930. PMCID: PMC3144970

Rechmann P., Buu N.C., Rechmann B.M., Finzen F.C.: Laser all-ceramic crown removal-a laboratory proof-of-principle study-Phase 2 crown debonding time. Lasers Surg Med 46(8):636-43 (2014). PMID: 25125242. PMCID: PMC3202657

Doméjean S., Léger S., Rechmann P., White J.M., Featherstone J.D.B.: Clinical decision-making: How do students determine the caries risk level using the Caries Management By Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) system? J Dent Educ (accepted for publication)

Rechmann P., Buu N.C., Rechmann, B.M.,Finzen F.C.: Laser all-ceramic crown removal and pulpal temperature-a laboratory proof-of-principle study. Lasers Med Sci. 2015 Mar 18.

Rechmann P., Rechmann BM, Groves WH Jr, Le CQ, Rapozo-Hilo ML, Kinsel R, Featherstone JD.: Caries inhibition with a CO2 9.3 μm laser: An in vitro study. Lasers Surg Med. 2016 Jul;48(5):546-54. 

Rechmann P., Doméjean S, Rechmann BM, Kinsel R, Featherstone JD.: Approximal and occlusal carious lesions: Restorative treatment decisions by California dentists.  J Am Dent Assoc. 2016 May;147(5):328-38.