Diagnodent Laser Caries (Cavity) Detection

Diagnodent Laser Caries (Cavity) Detection

Posted by Dental Didactics CE, Academy of General Dentistry National PACE Provider #217643. Dental Board of California Registered Dental CE Provider #RP3768 on Dec 30th 2022

Diagnodent Basics

As a dentist, you know how important it is to diagnose caries as quickly and accurately as possible. That's why many dentists are turning to Diagnodent laser caries detection for their practice. But what is Diagnodent laser caries detection, and why should you use it in your practice? Let's take a look at the basics of this technology so that you can make an informed decision about using it in your practice. Diagnodent is a laser-based technology designed to detect caries quickly and accurately. The technology uses a small handheld device that emits a harmless laser light onto the tooth surface. The light then reflects back into the device, which measures the intensity and composition of the returned light to determine if there are any areas of concern on the tooth surface. By measuring these parameters, Diagnodent can accurately detect even small lesions that may not be visible to the naked eye. 

Advantages of Diagnodent Use

Why Use Diagnodent Laser Caries Detection? Using Diagnodent laser caries detection offers several advantages over traditional methods of detecting caries. For one thing, it's more accurate than traditional methods such as visual inspection or explorer sticks. This means that dentists can be more confident in their diagnosis and treatment recommendations for their patients. Additionally, using this technology is much faster than conventional methods. Using this technology can detect invasive caries earlier than the explorer stick method, and can limit some x-ray exposure.


There are to using Diagnodent laser caries detection in your practice. This technology offers greater accuracy than traditional methods and eliminates the need for potentially uncomfortable procedures such as additional X-rays or manual probing of teeth surfaces. It also provides visual and audio feedback to include patients in the diagnostic procedure.

For in-depth information see the Dental Didactics CE courses on Diagnodent Laser Caries Detection