Thursday, May 1, 2008

Kavo announces perio tip for Diagnodent

Kavo has announced a new tip for their Diagnodent system. This new slim tip is used to detect calculus in the subgingival environment. Here is info from their website:

The DIAGNOdent Perio probe takes your detection and treatment of periodontal disease to a new level.
  • Laser fluorescence of subgingival calculus allows quantification of calculus left behind by standard root planing and scaling. Calculus fluoresceses differently than healthy tissue. The device senses the difference and sends a signal to the display, indicating calculus has been identified.
  • Detects calculus concrements in periodontal pockets up to 9 mm deep.
  • Detected calculus levels are quantified acoustically and visually, allowing tracking over time.
  • Hygiene treatments become more effective, prompting the hygienist to continue root planing or scaling to remove missed calculus.
  • Audible detection and measurable values make more patients aware of their calculus levels, leading to increased patient compliance with the recommended treatment.
  • This technology is only available from KaVo.

DIAGNOdent Perio probe offers benefits to you, your hygienist and your patients:
  • Accurate – Clinical studies indicate the Perio probe detects 82% of subgingival calculus deposits.
  • Thorough – Detects twice as much subgingival calculus as conventional methods (CP-12 periodontal probe, Hu–Friedy). Verifies successful root cleaning.
  • Quantifiable – Precise, reliable measurement allows objective treatment over time.
  • Motivational – Improves patient compliance with recommended periodontal treatment therapy.
  • Marketing Tool – High patient acceptance, positions your practice as a leader in promoting good oral health.
  • Safe and Comfortable – Uses light energy – no X-ray exposure. Painless, non-invasive examination for patients.
Access the full page here.

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