Optical simulation of carious tooth by Monte Carlo method

Tienli Wang, Ching Chang Ko, Yuan Cao, Ralph DeLong, Cheng-Cher Huang, William H. Douglas

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A numerical model capable of simulating an illuminated tooth, with focus placed on the optical responses of white spot lesions, was established. In particular, a 3D tooth model was constructed from the buccal half of a maxillary first premolar, on which in vivo white spot lesions were created. Using this model, the physics of light-tooth interaction was successfully captured.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0791816117
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
Event1999 Bioengineering Conference - Big Sky, MT, USA
Duration: Jun 16 1999Jun 20 1999


Other1999 Bioengineering Conference
CityBig Sky, MT, USA


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