Optical Coherence Tomography

Rujuta A. Katkar, Satyashankara Aditya Tadinada, Bennett T. Amaechi, Daniel Fried

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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a noninvasive diagnostic technique providing cross-sectional images of biologic structures based on the differences in tissue optical properties. OCT has been widely used in numerous clinical applications and is becoming popular as a promising technology in dentistry. Today, dental hard (tooth) and soft (hard palate mucosa and gingiva mucosa) tissues are visualized with OCT. With new developments in technology, the applications of OCT are being investigated in various fields in dentistry, such as to detect microleakage around restoration, tooth cracks/fractures, examination of periodontal tissues/pockets, early detection of oral cancerous tissues, and in endodontics for location of pulp canal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-434
Number of pages14
JournalDental clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2018


  • Dental OCT
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • PS-OCT
  • SS-OCT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry


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