The use of UV light in modern dentistry has been covered in a number of articles and literature since 2010.
The micromotor can be used on patients in various clinical situations, such as when removing composites, removing decay, and finishing/polishing restorative composites.
It operates on the following principle:
the spectrum of ultraviolet light energizes the fluorescent components of certain resins, turning the composite a different colour to the dentin, thus making the professional’s job easier.
Another interesting feature of this light beam is its ability to identify the presence of decay inside the tooth.