CALCiViS News

An update on caries prevention

Fluoride varnish applications are usually targeted at children with a high risk of caries, or where it is considered beneficial to complement the fluoride found in water, from dietary sources and toothpaste. The preventive effect of fluoride varnish has been the subject of numerous studies conducted over many years in...

Focus on caries prevention

There is overwhelming evidence and agreement that fluoride is safe and highly effective for the prevention of tooth decay.[i] There are a range of fluoride modalities in the modern day that help to reduce the prevalence and severity of dental caries. These include individual use at home, through fluoridation of...

The effective management of erosive tooth wear

Dental erosion is a widespread condition with prevalence rates that appear to have increased in recent decades, particularly in young adults.[1] Currently, it is the third most commonly observed oral condition after caries and periodontal disease and is drawing increased attention as a risk factor for tooth damage. This structural...

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...
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