CALCiViS News

Profit from private

There are a multitude of advantages to working in the NHS including security, pension and employment benefits. Private dentistry has however, has experienced healthy growth in recent years, helped in part by the growing interest in cosmetic dentistry, specialist treatments and hygiene services. It is thought that an increasing number...

Fitness not fillings

Following on from our post about energy drinks and sports drinks, new research has revealed that elite and professional athletes have substantial amounts of oral disease despite positive oral health behaviours.[1]   The new study, published in August 2019, was conducted by the research team at the UCL Eastman Dental...

What is CALCiViS® – the core benefits

What is CALCiViS? The CALCIVIS® imaging system was developed by a team of scientists, researchers, cariologists and technical specialists from Scotland. Designed to revolutionise the management of dental caries, this chair-side visualisation device uses a bioluminescent photoprotein to detect microscopic free calcium ions as they are released from actively demineralising...

Technology for practice development and growth

Technology makes many tasks easier, less time consuming, more cost effective and significantly more efficient. It can make dental procedures simpler and more predictable and, potentially, it can help the practice to develop by widening the practice treatment portfolio and enhancing the patient experience. For dental practices to remain productive...

Better Dentistry

The CALCIVIS® imaging system uses bioluminescence to obtain visual evidence of active demineralisation on the surfaces of the teeth. It applies a luminescent photoprotein that produces a light signal when free calcium ions are detected. These light signals are then captured by an integrated sensor and glowing images of ‘hot...

Lighting the way for disease prevention

The CALCIVIS® imaging system helps dental professionals and patients to identify the very first signs of tooth decay or dental erosion. It uses a bioluminescent photoprotein, similar to those used by some sea creatures. The CALCiViS® photoprotein produces a light in the presence of free calcium ions. This signal is...

Intraoral scanners and Biotech Visualisation of Active Demineralisation – What are the differences?

Intraoral scanners and Biotech visualisation are imaging technologies used within dentistry. Yet the two technologies are substantially different regarding what information they capture and how. Intraoral scanning Intraoral scanners are designed to produce impressions, an application that traditionally required a material medium, such as plaster. This can now be accomplished...

Marketing Modern Dentistry

Attracting and retaining patients is no easy task. For decades dentists relied on reputation and word of mouth referrals to build their practices. In time, dental practices used directories, began to advertise and got involved with the local community to expand their patient base. Yet in a super connected, digital...

Converting reluctant patients

Its staggering to think that approximately half of Brits don’t make regular visits to the dentist.[1] Many people find excuses like “I don’t like going” or “I haven’t got time” and quite a few believe that they simply don’t need to go![2] Seriously, despite the alarming headlines we have seen...

Scientists regrow tooth enamel

Although we have the means to repair or strengthen tooth enamel, once damaged, reconstructing the outer layer of the teeth is a formidable challenge. Tooth enamel is extremely hard because it is composed primarily of calcium and phosphate ions occurring in the form of highly organised, tightly packed hydroxyapatite crystals.[1]...
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