• enamel and dentine caries;
  • Maillard reaction;
  • Raman spectroscopy;
  • SoproLife®


The goals of this trial were, first, to produce a Raman mapping of decay and sound dentin samples, through accurate analysis of the Raman band spectra variations of mineral and organic components. The second goal was to confirm the correlation between the Raman signal and the signal of a fluorescent camera, by assaying the concentration of pentosidine and natural collagen fluorescent crosslink using reverse phase high-pressure liquid chromatography. The first correlation assumed a possible relationship between the signal observed with the camera and Raman spectroscopy. The second correlation assumed an association with the Maillard reaction. Absence of a correlation for this trial was that no association could be found between Raman spectra characteristics, fluorescence variation and the HPLC assay. Our results void this absence (© 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)