Detecting the early onset of tooth decay without the need for dental x-rays

As with many disease processes, the ability to detect and diagnose them early on can dramatically reduce complications, treatment costs and morbidity. At the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Conference in Toronto in early July, a new device was presented that can detect the early onset of tooth decay without the need for dental x-rays.

The Canary System can scan for caries on smooth enamel surfaces, root surfaces, biting surfaces, between teeth, and around existing fillings. Current methods are not as sensitive in detecting early decay in these areas.

  • Dr. Stephen Abrams, dental clinician and Chief Executive Officer of Quantum Dental Technologies

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