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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., Hennig T: Lasers in Periodontology, today and tomorrow. Med Las Applic 16 (3), 223-230 (2001).

Goodis, H.E, Fried, D., Gansky, S., Rechmann, P., Featherstone, J.D.B.: Pulpal safety of 9.6 µm TEA CO2 laser used for caries prevention. Las Surg Med 35 (2), 104-110 (2004).

Schoenly, J.E., Seka, W. Rechmann, P.: Investigation into the optimum beam shape and fluence for selective ablation of dental calculus at ≈ 400 nm. Las Surg Med 42 (1), 51-61 (2010).

Rechmann, P., Fried, D., Le, C.Q., Nelson, G., Rapozo-Hilo, M., Rechmann, B., Featherstone, J.D.B.: Caries inhibition in vital teeth using 9.6 µm CO2-laser irradiation. J Biomed Optics 16 (7) (2011), (July 2011, 071405  online).

Schoenly, J.E., Seka, W., Rechmann, P.: Near-UV removal rates for subgingival dental calculus at different irradiation angles. J Biomed Optics 16 (7) (2011), (July 2011, 071404 online).

Morford, C.K, Buu, N.C.H., Rechmann, B.M.T., Finzen, F.C., Sharma, A.B., Rechmann, P.: Er:YAG Laser Debonding of Porcelain Veneers. Las Surg Med 43 (10), 965-974 (2011; online DOI: 10.1002/lsm.21144).

Rechmann, P., Charland, D., Rechmann B.M.T., Featherstone, J.D.B.: Performance of Laser fluorescence devices and visual examination for the detection of occlusal caries in permanent molars". J Biomed Optics 17(3):036006 (2012).

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).