Erosive tooth wear (ETW) is an emerging dental condition manifested clinically as tooth surface loss, eventually impairing the teeth’s structural integrity, function, and esthetics. Both research and practice are in need of a quantitative non-destructive method to monitor ETW. Cross-polarization optical coherence tomography (CP-OCT), an advanced imaging tool, shows great potential to fulfil this need, but its feasibility and shortcomings remain unclear. In this lecture, the exploration of CP-OCT for monitoring ETW is presented.
- Understand the Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging technology
- Recognize the utility of OCT in Dentistry
- Identify the importance of Erosive Tooth Wear (ETW) monitoring in its management
- Know the shortcomings of the available monitoring approaches for ETW
- Appreciate the capability of OCT for ETW monitoring