DIAGNOdent pen

Detect caries - the safe method

DIAGNOdent pen: Ihr sicherer Weg zur Kariesdiagnose. Gehen Sie einfach auf Nummer sicher in der Karieserkennung, mit dem KaVo DIAGNOdent pen.


Detect caries - the safe method

Caries detection through the perfect supplementation of three competent procedures: Your trained expert eye, x-ray imaging, and the DIAGNOdent pen.

Caries detection made easy: Early, initial caries and hidden caries can be safely detected using the LASER fluorescence technology.

The optional display offers a perfect view of the measured values - in every position.





Secure detection of caries - your benefits at a glance

  • Improved patient loyalty due to pleasant methods of treatment and successful prevention confirmable by figures
  • Reduced use of the manual probe, decreased abrasion of the enamel
  • Gentle measurement enables micro-invasive treatment, without the unnecessary removal of healthy enamel in many cases
  • Billable, follow-up services
  • High patient loyalty + and improved service = increased success of your dental practice

"An outstanding instrument"

The DIAGNOdent pen, along with a clinical evaluation and the consideration of the individual caries risk factors, enhance early identification of caries and diagnosis. Based on the favourable reproducibility of its values, the DIAGNOdent pen is an outstanding instrument for detecting the development of lesions in regular examinations.

Prof. Dr. Adrian Lussi, University of Bern


Highest quality of diagnosis and perfect monitoring

The LASER fluorescence technology of the DIAGNOdent pen provides reliable results and supports safe and reliable caries diagnosis.

This allows for early detection of fissure and proximal caries. Thanks to the proven reproducibility, the DIAGNOdent pen can also be used to monitor the development of caries. With the Paro probe, you can also detect plaque in the gingival pockets.

Diagnostic device KaVo DIAGNOdent pen - safe and reliable.

Caries diagnosis - Highlights and benefits for you

  • Simple diagnosis: Children and adolescents in particular have fissure caries in nearly 80% of all cases which can be detected more easily with DIAGOdent pen
  • Easy detection of the "iceberg" syndrome: 90 % of caries is within the proximal area – they will be detected with the diagnostic devices DIAGNOdent pen
  • Simple early detection: Fissure caries, proximal caries and calculus, are detected in good time, resulting in fewer subsequent interventions
  • Simply more safety: Optimum support for the dentist's eye and for X-ray images – the DIAGNOdent pen detects infected and affected tissue in almost every case
  • Simply improved patient loyalty: Thanks to the gentle and safe support of your diagnosis, your patients enjoy returning for treatment and will recommend your practice to others

Diagnostic device DIAGNOdent pen - safe and sure.


Fissure caries


Recommend therapy: fissure caries and smooth surface caries*

0 – 12

Normal prophylaxis
(such as fluoride toothpaste)

13 – 24

Intensive prophylaxis
(e.g. fluoridation, remineralisation)

> 25 Minimally invasive restorative procedures
Composite filling materials and intensive prophylaxis
(e.g. remineralisation, Air Abrasion, SONICflex micro) conventional restoration with large lesions, depending on risk assessment and findings.

The DIAGNOdent pen offers the advantage of measuring fluorescence deep within the fissure pattern, since LASER light easily penetrates the enamel and is reflected by even the smallest lesion.

*  Source: Prof. Dr. Lussi, University of Bern, Switzerland


Proximal caries


Recommend therapy – Proximal caries*

0 – 7 Normal prophylaxis
(e.g. fluoridation, remineralisation)
8 – 15

Intensive prophylaxis
(such as fluoridation, KaVo HealOzone)

> 16 Minimally-invasive restorative procedures
Composite filling materials and intensive prophylaxis
(e.g. remineralisation, Air Abrasion, SONICflex micro)

* Source: Prof. Dr. Lussi, University of Bern, Switzerland


Perio probe


The DIAGNOdent pen makes it possible

The perio probe of the DIAGNOdent pen, detects calculus more thoroughly than conventional probes. Cleaning becomes less invasive, because only those regions are cleaned, where calculus actually exists.

Attained readings*

< 5 clean gingival pockets
4 - 40 little residual calculus remains, or calculus is located at the extremity of, or just beyond the probe tip‘s effective scanning range
> 40 calculus in gingival pockets

* Source: Prof. Dr. Lussi, University of Bern, Switzerland

At a glance – KaVo DIAGNOdent pen and accessories

Product Order number
DIAGNOdent pen 2190 1.002.7000
DIAGNOdent pen Display 2191 1.004.8400
DIAGNOdent pen sapphire fissure probe 1.002.6967
DIAGNOdent pen sapphire proximal probe 1.002.6970
DIAGNOdent pen sapphire perio probe 1.004.0370
Sterile cassette for DIAGNOdent pen probes 2190 1.002.7011

Diagnostic device KaVo DIAGNOdent pen - Technical data

Techn. Data  
Size: 17,5 cm x 10,5 cm x 8,5 cm
Weight: net 375 g

6V (4 alkaline mignon cells LR6 (AA))

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