Detecting caries the safe way: DIAGNOdent pen

DIAGNOdent penWhat Dentists Around the World are Saying about DIAGNOdent

If you’ve been wondering about early caries detection systems but haven’t taken the leap of faith yet, now is the perfect time to see what other dentists around the world are saying about DIAGNOdent. From official studies to candid interviews, dental professionals sound off about DIAGNOdent.

“With 90 percent reliability, DIAGNOdent pen technology measures carious lesions that were not detectable with x-rays or a probe. Reservations are overcome by the combined use of an intra-oral camera, x-rays and the DIAGNOdent.”

Mark E. Hyman DDS, Greensboro, NC, USA


DIAGNOdent pen“Based on the documented reproducibility, the DIAGNOdent pen should be used in addition to visual inspection and x-rays.”

Study: The intra/inter-examiner reproducibility of the new DIAGNOdent pen on occlusal sites
Kühnisch J, Bücher K, Hickel R. Ludwig-Maximilians
University of Munich, Department of Conservative Dentistry and
Periodontology, Munich, Germany


“The new laser fluorescence system is a helpful additional instrument for the detection of proximal caries. Given the
favorable reproducibility, the DIAGNOdent can be used to monitor the development of caries.”

Study: Detection of approximal caries with a new laser fluorescence device
Lussi A, Hack A, Hug I, Heckenberger H, Megert B, Stich H
Department of Operative, Preventive and Paediatric Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine,
University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland


“The DIAGNOdent pen it is an appropriate tool for routine
examinations in children.”

Study: Clinical study of the use of the laser fluorescence device DIAGNOdent pen for detection of occlusal caries in children
Anttonen V, Seppä L, Hausen H
Oulu Municipal Health Center, Finland


DIAGNOdent pen“The laser-induced fluorescence-based DIAGNOdent device we tested has an acceptable sensitivity and specificity. Caries detection based on the combined findings from visual examination and DIAGNOdent offers a good level of specificity and a reasonable level of sensitivity, and can be considered an acceptable method for diagnosing fissure caries involving dentin.”

Study: Clinical diagnosis of fissure caries with conventional and laser-induced fluorescence techniques
C. H. Chu, E. C. M. Lo, D. S. H. You
The University of Hong Kong, 34 Hospital Road, Hong Kong, SAR China


“The DIAGNOdent pen, with its great sensitivity, is a helpful addition to visual inspection in the discovery of occlusal caries.”
Study: Clinical evaluation of DIAGNOdent pen in detection of occlusal caries in children.
Olmez A, Tuna D, Oznurhan F
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Gazi, Turkey


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