A-dec integrates SoproLife camera into delivery systems

A-dec delivery systems can now be integrated with the SoproLife intraoral camera and caries detector, the company announced. SoproLife, available from Acteon, uses fluorescence technology to give dentists two different types of vision to evaluate, diagnose, treat, and educate patients.

According to company literature, SoproLife uses white and blue LED light to capture and display an anatomical view of the tooth. In diagnosis-aid mode, the reflected light is green when the dentine is healthy and red when it is infected. In treatment-aid mode, the wavelength of the light is altered to amplify the infected dentine. By decreasing the blue light and increasing the red, the infected dentine fluoresces a darker red, making it more clearly visible to the dentist, according to the company. In addition, the images can be enlarged 30- to 100-fold to further enhance the diagnostic capabilities.

"When a dentist can reveal tooth decay to a patient in such a visible and dramatic way, you're adding to a favorable treatment room experience," said A-dec Product Manager Aaron Mangelsdorf in a press release.

SoproLife features include backward compatibility with all existing Sopro intraoral camera tubing and docking and also adjustable focal range from 0 mm to infinite, the company noted.

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