DIAGNOdent Classic

Laser Fluorescence Carries Detection Aid

Within the decay model, the accuracy of diagnosing "hidden" occlusal caries is recognized to be a challenge. Your visual and radiographic evaluation can be significantly more accurate with the use of KaVo's DIAGNOdent™ laser caries detection aid.

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Reliable, Accurate Caries Detection Aid

More and more patients place value on healthy and attractive teeth. In order to maintain them, the earliest possible care is essential. DIAGNOdent aids in the detection of caries. Even very small lesions and incipient caries can be detected, enabling you to protect and preserve the tooth substance.




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Over 90% accurate in detecting lesions not detectable with an explorer or bitewing X-rays. The DIAGNOdent allows treatment of questionable sites and sub-surface caries with confidence.

The DIAGNOdent is an extremely accurate, reliable and non-invasive method to aid in caries detection. The device has been successfully used by more than 20,000 dental professionals in the United States and is integrated into the curriculum by a growing number of dental schools.


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Easy calibration

Treatment decision requires a higher degree of certainty. The DIAGNOdent laser caries detection aid removes the doubt from treatment decisions regarding hidden caries or questionable stained grooves. The device’s ability to see into occlusal pits and fissures enables dentists to treat sub-surface caries lesions with confidence. The device is also easily calibrated in the office and without the assistance of a technician.


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Detachable / sterilizable sheath and tips makes it even easier to use and maintain. Implementing DIAGNOdent into your practice has never been easier. 


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Treat with confidence

The DIAGNOdent is a valuable detection aid that can provide immediate return on investment in various ways. It will not only allow you to provide a higher level of patient care, but also enable the practice to detect more caries lesions than if only using traditional methods.  The DIAGNOdent is safe because it uses light energy with no X-ray exposure. The product poses no danger to staff and patients and allows painless, non-invasive examination.


DIAGNOdent Classic High Tech Laser Fluorescence Caries Detection Aid which measures changes in tooth structure caused by caries. It is especially useful for pit and fissure area - even when the outer tooth surface seems to be intact.  90% accurate in detecting incipient caries.  Allows monitoring over time.  Easy to use.


  • DIAGNOdent Classic unit
  • Sterilization Cassette
  • Handpiece with Tubing
  • 4 sterilizable tips - type A for occlusal surfaces
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Sterilizable calibration standard
  • Battery Charger
  • Clinical guidelines and operation manual
  • Laminated quick reference guide
DIAGNOodent Classic                                           Part Number: 0574.0500


Therapy information according to KaVo DIAGNOdent

Display Value Therapy
0 - 14 No special measures
15-20 Usual prophylactic measures

More intenisve prophylaxis or restoration: indication is dependent on

  • caries activity
  • caries risk
  • recell intervall, etc.
from 30 Restoration and moreintensive prophylaxis

Here's how to use KaVo DIAGNOdent

1. Clean tooth surfaces preferably with an air polishing device (e.g. PROPHYflex) to completely remove plaque, stains and calculus from fissure areas.

2. Dry the tooth

3. Perform clinical examination (scanning of tooth surface)

4. Diagnose and evaluate quantitative measurement of DIAGNOdent (possible course of action):

  • Chart readings and monitor over time
  • Initiate prophylactic treatment (fluoridation, etc.) and monitor success/results
  • Restore and check for residual caries.
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