Optical hazard evaluation of dental curing lights.

P. Eriksen, P. M. Moscato, J. K. Franks, D. H. Sliney

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The potential ocular hazards associated with the use of dental curing lights were evaluated. Recommendations are provided for precluding exposure of personnel to hazardous levels of optical radiation. Users should not stare directly into the dental curing lights at distances shorter than 25 cm (which would not be a likely event). Eye protectors which filter wavelengths below 500 nm may be desired by individual users to reduce discomfort or if surface lamination is applied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-201
Number of pages5
JournalCommunity Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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