The effect of autoclaving on energy transmission through light-curing tips

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Abstract

The authors subjected three groups of curing lights to 25 sterilization cycles to test the effects of autoclaving on the curing tip's ability to transmit light. They also investigated whether polishing the tip at various intervals would reduce the effects of autoclaving on light transmission. They found that autoclaving does diminish the ability of the tips to transmit light, but that these effects can be minimized if the tip is polished at frequent intervals between autoclaving cycles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1183-1187
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Dental Association
Volume127
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996

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