DIAGNOdent™ Pen


Caries Detection Aid

The DIAGNOdent™ pen will show you where the decay lies. It works quickly and reliably. The laser fluorescence detector within the DIAGNOdent pen is a precise method for identifying fissure caries, proximal caries and periodontitis. 

Sub-surface caries lesions can be extremely difficult to detect using an explorer, and the DIAGNOdent™ offers a perfect adjunct to the diagnostic arsenal. It is especially useful for pit and fissure areas - even when the outer tooth surface seems to be intact. 

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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

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How the DIAGNOdent Works

The DIAGNOdent uses laser fluorescence to aid in the detection of caries within the tooth structure. As the incident laser light is dispersed into the site, carious tooth structure will exhibit fluorescence, proportionate to the degree of caries, resulting in elevated scale readings on the display. Clean healthy tooth structure exhibits little or no fluorescence and will result in very low scale readings on the display.


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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 to Use

The DIAGNOdent is a compact, portable device with user-friendly design that moves easily from room to room. With the new DIAGNOdent pen display, KaVo has enhanced the patient experience in caries diagnosis. The remote display for DIAGNOdent pen uses infra-red signals, and the values are shown simultaneously on the DIAGNOdent pen and on the remote display.

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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.


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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Test 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 pen unit

2 Sterilizable tips for occlusal surfaces

Sterilization cassette

Sterilizable calibration standard

1 standard AA battery

Clinical guidelines and operation manual

Laminated quick reference guide

DIAGNOdent pen, Part No. 1004.3400
DIAGNOdent display, Part No. 1004.8400
DIAGNOdent pen Perio Tip, Part No. 1004.0370
DIAGNOdent pen Barriers, Part No. 1007.1480


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DIAGNOdent display

With the new DIAGNOdent pen Display, we have enhanced the patient experience in caries diagnosis. The remote display for DIAGNOdent pen uses infrared signals, and the values are shown simultaneously on the DIAGNOdent pen and on the remote display. The display also serves as a holder for the DIAGNOdent pen when not in use. Pen sold separately.

Part No. 1004.8400

diagnodent perio tip

DIAGNOdent pen Perio Tip

DIAGNOdent now goes beyond caries detection to detect subgingival calculus for the treatment of periodontal disease. Sterilizable.

Perio Tip for detection of subgingival calculus in periodontal pockets.

Part No. 1004.0370

DIAGNOdent pen Barriers (pack of 250)

Part No. 1007.1480




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