Caries Detection (Digital Equipment)

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Caries Detection (Digital Equipment) CATEGORY DESCRIPTION

With early identification as the goal, several novel methods are available for caries detection.

 

  • Fiber-optic transillumination (FOTI) compares light transmission through healthy versus carious tooth structure with a high-intensity, focused light beam.

 

  • Among the many fluorescence caries detection methods are a tool in which light channeled through the handpiece to a detector is presented as a digital number, and a system that employs fluorescence technology light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Using a CCD-based intraoral camera with image capture/storage software, quantitative light-induced fluorescence (QLF) measures the refractive differences between healthy and demineralized enamel, and allows tracking of changes over time. Laser fluorescence detects the differential refraction of light passing through sound versus carious tooth structure.

 

  • Alternating current impedance spectroscopy detects occlusal and smooth surface caries with multiple electrical frequencies. One system uses compressed air to isolate single areas for examination, and introduction of an electrolyte solution for examination of an entire surface.

 

  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT) produces quantitative images of subsurface lesions to the full depth of the enamel. Polarized sensitive OCT (PS-OCT) can be correlated with the degree of demineralization and lesion severity.

 

  • Computer-aided diagnosis employs a software tooth database for comparison as patients’ teeth are radiographed. The software then calculates a probability that the area in question is sound, decalcified or carious.

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CamX Spectra Caries Detection Aid

CamX Spectra Caries Detection Aid

Air Techniques

CamX Spectra allows you to clearly expose potential caries, with images displayed on the monitor. The aid utilizes Visix software to display caries early. With early detection, leads to better...

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The DOE Transilluminator is a multipurpose focused LED that delivers power of more than 120,000 Lux to diagnose beyond fractures, caries,...
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High Tech Laser Fluorescence Caries Detection Aid which measures changes in tooth structure caused by caries. It is especially useful for...
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Early caries detection has been cited as key to optimal prevention and treatment. Air Techniques’ Spectra uses fluorescence technology to...
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The CarieScan PRO is revolutionizing the way dentists diagnose caries in their patients. With 94.8% percent accuracy in detecting caries...
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The FUSION Transilluminator from DentLight uses patented Focused LED Beam technology to deliver high power white light with a 3 mm exam...
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Oral BioTech’s CariScreen Caries Susceptibility Test is a simple 1-minute chair side bacterial test for assessing patients’ caries risk....
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The Canary System uses low-powered, laser-based 'Energy Conversion Technology' to examine the crystal structure of teeth. It can detect...
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DEXIS’ CariVu offers proprietary infrared transillumination for seeing through the tooth and highlighting conditions not detected by...
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CamX Spectra is the only caries detection aid that uses fluorescence technology to visualize and discover caries earlier, as well as...
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Intraoral camera with interchangeable head system, autofocus and real HD image quality. From communication and caries diagnostics to...
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AdDent introduces a new and improved plug in accessory for its Microlux Diagnostic System–the Proximal Caries Light Guide. This...
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Fiber optic technology enhances transillumination caries detection with the Microlux Transilluminator.

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