Date Added: Feb 2012
A simple, low cost, 2D and 3D graphical visualization system of teeth surfaces is presented which employs a fiber optic intensity modulation technique. The use of a graphical visualization system for acquiring the tooth surface profile has many applications in the dental and biomedical research area. Analyzes of results are demonstrated in surface roughness measurement and detection of hole. The stability, high sensitivity, simplicity of design and low cost of fabrication make it suitable for biomedical and dental application.