DIAGNOdent caries-detection laser

May 1, 2000
The DIAGNOdent caries-detection laser is said to be documented as an important aid in diagnosing caries where traditional methods fall short. The new device is particularly effective in detecting incipient pit-and-fissure caries that would test negative using any other diagnostic means.

The DIAGNOdent caries-detection laser is said to be documented as an important aid in diagnosing caries where traditional methods fall short. The new device is particularly effective in detecting incipient pit-and-fissure caries that would test negative using any other diagnostic means.

The new DIAGNOdent employs a technology known as Quantifiable Laser Fluorescence (QLF), whereby a laser beam of light is scanned across tooth surfaces, identifying subsurface caries activity by measuring the incident light energy created by the laser.

The DIAGNOdent is a very small countertop unit with a lightweight handpiece and tubing. The device is simple to operate, and its energy level is similar to that of a laser pointer, is harmless to tissues, and requires no protective measures.

For more details, contact KaVo America Corporation at (888) KaVoUSA.