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Early caries detection with KaVo DIAGNOcam

Intraoral sensors and 2D or 3D X-ray equipment often only show caries once they reach the dentine. KaVo DIAGNOcam is the perfect addition to traditional caries detection: It lets you detect approximal and occlusal caries much earlier and a lot more easily. Clear from distortions through plaque deposits or overlapping, view tooth structure and caries with impressive clarity — with no waiting or X-rays, and directly at the treatment station.

Caries diagnosis with light beams — light years ahead

With KaVo DIAGNOcam, light waves replace X-rays otherwise needed for caries detection,  giving you exceptional image quality and detail.

  • The light source at the head of the device illuminates  the tooth outwards from the root to the tooth surface.
  • A digital video camera shows the scene live  on the screen of your choice.
  • The tooth becomes a light conductor, making the tooth  structures visible: Any areas with caries or cracks that the light comes across on its way to the tooth surface are clearly demarcated and visibly darker. 


Benefits include

  • Early diagnosis of occlusal, approximal,  smooth surface, and secondary caries and cracks.
  • Highly precise image quality, even without dental  precleaning.
  • Conclusive images and videos are visible immediately  for an increased acceptance of treatment plans.
  • Free from X-rays: For all patients,  all teeth and all procedures..
  • Automatic integration with common  software solutions.
  • Recording assistant shows the right position  for the best diagnosis images in the shortest possible time.
  • Intuitive to operate and a clear dental chart, including deciduous teeth.




Pick it up, record, detect: Quick diagnosis without lengthy training.

Detecting caries early is good. Detecting caries safely is better. KaVo DIAGNOcam combines both aspects. Thanks to the intuitive  handling, it is possible to diagnose caries with extreme safety  with almost no training at all! Clinically established and proven  in practice through millions of recordings.

Precise diagnosis from DIAGNOcam based on: Kühnisch J, Söchtig F, Pitchika V, Laubender R, Neuhaus KW,  Lussi A, Hickel R “In vivo validation of near-infrared light transillumination for interproximal dentin caries detection,”  Clinical Oral Investigations, May 2016.


Makes patient communication easier and improves case acceptance

One of the priceless benefits of KaVo DIAGNOcam is the clarity of the images. These can immediately be shown to patients on the screen to explain why treatment is required. You can also save these images to print out for patients and use during check-ups for long-term monitoring.

Intuitive use without training
The fact that KaVo DIAGNOcam is captivatingly simple to use will win over both you and your entire practice team in no time. And speaking of time: KaVo DIAGNOcam saves dentists and assistants time since it can be used directly at the treatment unit. Is there a lot of training involved? No. Is it complicated to use? No. Simply place the tip over a tooth and start the image or video recording. It’s that easy.

Conclusive images without the wait
KaVo DIAGNOcam images are available immediately without any waiting or any need to change rooms. Select the monitor which you want to display any details of the recordings for your patients. This way, you provide your patients with the best possible clarification, and the necessity of upcoming procedures can immediately be understood. Thanks to early diagnosis, there’s a significantly higher chance of retaining healthy teeth.

For any appointment, any patient, any teeth: Perfect for monitoring

KaVo DIAGNOcam can be used without dental cleaning. However, for regular, easy monitoring, we recommend use after each prophylaxis and check-up appointment. The ability to create simple, quick and clinically relevant recordings without X-rays convinces even critical patients, pregnant patients and the elderly.

Your entire practice team benefits from KaVo DIAGNOcam — as well as the patient:

  • Your dental assistants build up their expertise by carrying out a caries check at the end of each prophylaxis treatment. Documentation of the current situation and preparation for caries diagnosis by the dentist are carried out in a single step to save time.
  • The whole practice becomes more efficient when monitoring and early caries detection are combined.


Vibrant images for illuminating treatment plans to gain immediate acceptance.

The clearer the patient sees the dental situation, the clearer they see the need to undergo potential treatment. With the convincing strength of the recordings from KaVo DIAGNOcam, you can increase the acceptance of your treatment plans.


Just one look is enough for a second appointment

  • You can immediately demonstrate the need for treatment to your patient on the screen using the recordings.
  • You can show visually the treatment procedure for your patient using these recordings and previous images.
  • You can point out the caries occurrence or other findings and enlarge a certain area to make the lesion even more easy to recognise.
Power consumption Max. 0,5 A
Supply voltage 5 V
Tube length 2,5 m
Weight 190 g
Light Laser diode
Wave length 780 nm
Best performance 15 mW according to DIN EN 60825-1
After occlusal tips Max. 1 mW according to DIN EN 60825-1
System requirements  
PC Min. 1 GHz processing power, min. 32-bit operating system, USB 2.0 connection
Main memory 256 MB(RAM)for single user or workstation,512 MB(RAM)for SQL database server
Disk space 5 to 50 GB depending on data volume on the data drive (can be the same as system drive)
Operating system Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 10 or newer
Display Min. 1024 x 768, color depth min. 24-bit
Software linking Linking possible via integrated VDDS interface to CliniView (from version 11.3), ViwWin (from version 3.5), CONEXIO and TWAIN (separate interface required); Linking possible via DTX Studio™ if the DTX Studio™ soft.
Order options  Item No.
with VDDS interface
with multi-user functionality
TWAIN interface 1.010.3642
Accessories (included in scope of delivery  
Tip large 1.005.1300
Tip small 1.005.1360
DIAGNOcam holder 1.005.1380
USB extension cable 1.005.1076




Safely detect caries before they reach the dentine




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Early detection of caries – without X-ray radiation!

Please observe in the following images that they were created during a study in the dental clinic in Munich. As it had not been established at this time how well the DIAGNOcam really functions, additional X-ray images were created (to be on the safe side). According to the current state of knowledge, it is unnecessary to take X-ray pictures to diagnose caries. In some cases, however, it could still be necessary. Your dentist knows best and will discuss this individually with you.



Case 1

DIAGNOcam Kleingeräte

A The clinical situation show a caries-free premolar. With the DIAGNOcam, an enamel caries without involvement of the enamel-dentine border can be diagnosed on the mesial and distal surfaces (B). While the corresponding bitewing X-ray radiographs cannot be evaluated on the mesial surface based on the imaging conditions, the image signals an enamel caries on the distal surface (C). Alongside preventive support measures, caries monitoring is indicated with the help of the DIAGNOcam procedure (D).


Case 2

DIAGNOcam Kleingeräte

A The clinical examination of premolar 15, apart from occlusal brown discoloration, does not identify any carious process. DIAGNOcam image B, however, shows a distal broad shadow which has already reached the enamel-dentine border. Bitewing X-ray radiograph C signals a carious process up to the inner dentine half. Both diagnosed lesion expansions are confirmed after opening the carious process during filling treatment (D).


Case 3

DIAGNOcam Kleingeräte

A The visual examination of the occlusal surface of tooth 46 does not provide any definite evidence of the presence of discoloration or similar caused by caries. In DIAGNOcam image B, a shadow can be determined in the distal region of the central fissure, which is also imposed on X-ray image C as translucency. After opening the carious process (D), carious dentine can be seen.


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Case 4


A Tooth 37 shows an established occlusal carious lesion with several localised enamel breaks. Demineralisation can be seen in the region of the mesiobuccal cusp which is imposed on DIAGNOcam image B as a dark shadow. C The corresponding X-ray image shows an advanced dentine lesion. D After opening the carious process, the active lesion and an undermining caries expansion can be observed.


Case 5


A The clinical examination of the approximal space between 74 and 75 demonstrates a carious process distal to 74. In DIAGNOcam image B, shadows can be seen mesial to 75 and distal to 74 with involvement of the enamel-dentine border. The very dark enamel layer and reduced transillumination due to resorption processes make diagnosing deciduous teeth difficult. In X-ray image C , a carious process with dentine involvement can be observed on both teeth.


Case 6


A The expanded fissure sealant on tooth 36 is shown as a significantly demarcated opaque shadow in DIAGNOcam image B. At the mesiolingual cusp a composite filling can be seen in A, which is imposed on DIAGNOcam image B as a demarcated shadow.


Download Software Update 3.0

Install the update now — it's free of charge and takes just one click

This update replaces the KaVo KiD software for DIAGNOcam users. You can easily transfer existing data to the new DIAGNOcam software. It offers the VDDS interface for linking to your PMS as well as multi-user functionality for use in different rooms with full connectivity: Instead of using KaVo DIAGNOcam as a standalone solution as in the past, you can now also integrate it with CONEXIO, CliniView™ or VixWin™. Integration via TWAIN™ is also available as an alternative.

  • Recording assistant with display of the correct recording position for sharp images
  • Even more comprehensive interface including deciduous tooth chart
  • Simple traceability thanks to tooth categorisation
  • Immediate lesion marking to aid patient communication and acceptance
  • Contrast and brightness adjustment for optimised diagnostics
  • Free multi-user functionality and VDDS interface integration
  • Easy data transfer from KaVo KiD to the new DIAGNOcam software
  • Standalone use via remote maintenance tool for quick problem-solving as well as update tool when connected to the Internet
  • With the new DIAGNOcam software you have full integration with KaVo CliniView™, Gendex VixWin™, CONEXIO und TWAIN™*



Super-easy and self-explanatory: The intuitive user interface.

The use of KaVo DIAGNOcam is designed so that all procedures are intuitive and carried out in a matter of seconds. Integrated functions such as the recording assistant, a clear structure and easy-to-understand symbols make diagnostics almost as easy as recording itself.

Integrated recording assistant

  • Arrow keys above and below the tooth symbol show how to best achieve the perfect distance to the tooth.
  • The tooth symbol lights up when the optimal recording position is reached.
  • Take steady photos or videos via the ring on your KaVo DIAGNOcam.

Tooth and deciduous tooth chart

  • Select with one click under the recording field.
  • Automatic display of tooth chart with respective tooth numbers.
  • Automatic ordering of recorded teeth for immediate marking of findings.

Easy categorisation

  • Four categories for quick tooth diagnosis.
  • Overview of overall situation through signal colours for lesions, monitoring and healthy tooth status, for example, on the tooth/deciduous tooth chart.

Highly precise visualisation

  • Optimised diagnostics thanks to simple contrast (left/right) and brightness (above/below) adjustment.
  • Ability to directly mark discovered lesions on tooth images using the pen symbol — for patient conversations that are visibly more convincing.


Well connected across your practice

KaVo DIAGNOcam seamlessly fits into the daily running of your practice: The device is recognised automatically, e.g., by KaVo CliniView™️, CONEXIO™️ or Gendex VixWin™️, and recordings are transferred directly to the X-ray software. Integration is also available via TWAIN™️ as an alternative. In addition, you can also link KaVo DIAGNOcam directly to your patient management system using the VDDS interface and use it in different practice rooms thanks to multi-user functionality.

Full integration with the following software solutions:

  • CliniView
  • VixWin

Linking to practice management system via: VDDS Transfer.


Software Update 3.0


DIAGNOcam Multi PC settings
DIAGNOcam Database Export
DIAGNOcam Patient transfer with VDDS
DIAGNOcam Patient transfer without VDDS
DIAGNOcam Video Installation
DIAGNOcam Name change


"With a good conscience I can declare that finally, there is safety in the diagnosis of tooth decay. In my opinion, the DIAGNOcam is the practice tool of the year."
Dr. Holl, german dentist
"As far as I'm concerned, the DIAGNOcam is the perfect supplement and has been in daily use since the col-md-6 day."
Marc Ehle, german dentist




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