DIAGNOdent™️ pen

  • Early caries detection with radiation-free laser fluorescence technology
  • For the early detection of tooth decay in the occlusal and proximal areas
  • Diagnostic reliability proven in numerous clinical studies
  • Straightforward operation, with real-time information visible on the easy-to-read integrated display
  • Additional external display for effective patient communication
  • Sterilisable sapphire tips and handpiece sleeve ensure hygiene and safety

Early caries detection with laser fluorescence technology

Make the most of the extra diagnostic assurance offered by the KaVo DIAGNOdent Pen and identify proximal, occlusal and hidden tooth decay or concretions in the periodontal pocket more easily. The DIAGNOdent Pen can be seamlessly integrated into your prophylaxis workflow and actively aids patient communication.

Detecting caries -
the safe way.

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
  • 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

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.

Recommend therapy: fissure caries and smooth surface caries*

0 – 12Normal prophylaxis 
(such as fluoride toothpaste)
13 – 24Intensive prophylaxis 
(e.g. fluoridation, remineralisation)
> 25Minimally 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

Recommend therapy – Proximal caries*

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

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.

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

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

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, Switzerland
DIAGNOdent pen

Technical Details

Size17,5 cm x 10,5 cm x 8,5 cm
Weightnet 375 g
Voltage6V (4 alkaline mignon cells LR6 (AA))
DIAGNOdent pen & AccessoriesOrder number
DIAGNOdent pen 21901.002.7000
DIAGNOdent pen Display 21911.004.8400
DIAGNOdent pen sapphire fissure probe1.002.6967
DIAGNOdent pen sapphire proximal probe1.002.6970
DIAGNOdent pen sapphire perio probe1.004.0370
Sterile cassette for DIAGNOdent pen probes 21901.002.7011