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IP Indian Journal of Conservative and Endodontics


To evaluate the functional efficacy of various light curing units in dental clinics across Chhattisgarh state


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Author Details : Yogesh Sahu, Vaibhav Kridutt, Aditi Jain, Pooja Deshmukh, Deepti Jain, Shruti Sharma

Volume : 2, Issue : 1, Year : 2017

Article Page : 1-5


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Abstract

Introduction: A clinical survey to evaluate functional efficacy of various light curing units in dental offices across Chhattisgarh state, India.
Aims: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the output intensity & the factors affecting functional efficacy of various light curing units used in private dental office.
Methods and Material: The output intensity of 110 light curing units in various dental clinics across Chhattisgarh state was examined with the help of Bluephase® radiometer. Various factors were also selected and recorded that can affect the functional efficacy of light cure units. The average output intensity was divided into two categories for QTH (<300mW/cm2 & >300mW/cm2) and for LED (<600mW/ cm2 & > 600 mW/cm2).
Results: Among the QTH light cure units, 32 out of 41 (78%) were found out to be satisfactory while 44 LED light cure units out of 69 (63.7%) were satisfactory based on the criteria used for the study (p- value= 0.12).
Conclusions: observation found that there is general lack of regular maintenance of these light curing units affects the functional efficacy of these units.

Key words
: LED, QTH, Radiometer, Light curing units, Light intensity

How to cite : Sahu Y, Kridutt V, Jain A, Deshmukh P, Jain D, Sharma S, To evaluate the functional efficacy of various light curing units in dental clinics across Chhattisgarh state. IP Indian J Conserv Endod 2017;2(1):1-5

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