Removal of composite-bonded trauma splints using the Fluorescence-aided Identification Technique (FIT)

Quintessence Int. 2019;50(6):456-460. doi: 10.3290/j.qi.a42484.


Accident-related dental dislocations must be considered as part of an emergency treatment. The use of tooth-colored fixation composites makes the splint seem less noticeable in everyday life. However, this makes it more difficult to remove without damaging the tooth's enamel surface. In order to better visualize the transition between composite and the tooth , the fluorescent properties of some composites can be advantageous. This article will explain the individual steps of a rapid and minimally invasive splint removal, using the so-called Fluorescence- aided Identification Technique.

Keywords: Fluorescence-aided Identification Technique (FIT); Titanium Trauma Splint (TTS); composite detection; removal of trauma splints; traumatology.

MeSH terms

  • Composite Resins
  • Dental Enamel
  • Fluorescence
  • Humans
  • Periodontal Splints
  • Splints*
  • Tooth Injuries*


  • Composite Resins