DIAGNOdent Laser Caries Detector

Here at DP Dental, our doctors place the greatest emphasis upon performing the most conservative treatment possible. In order to maintain our patients' teeth in a healthy state and to provide the most noninvasive treatment, the earliest possible decay detection is essential.

Early Detection, Precise Correction



The DIAGNOdent Laser Caries (cavity/decay) Detector is one of the most exciting innovations in dentistry today. It is a safe, painless and revolutionary new way to find even the smallest areas of tooth decay.

The DIAGNOdent works by passing a harmless laser beam through the tooth. A healthy tooth will reflect back little or no light, while a damaged tooth will exhibit fluorescence. The greater the fluorescence of the tooth, the more extensive the cavity in the tooth is.


Hence, we are able to locate even the smallest of decays and restore the tooth integrity before the decay advances. If the DIAGNOdent reading calls for attention but not for immediate dental works, we will advise our patients to maintain a higher level of dental hygiene around the tooth in question and help the patient monitor this tooth during their next active maintenance checkup.


We use the DIAGNOdent as part of our routine check-up to give you that added assurance without any additional costs! By using this new technology, we are able to target and treat all of your small problem areas before they turn into larger issues that require more complicated procedures.