Special Pricing- Just $650
Includes all accessories
NOW YOU CAN IMMEDIATELY DETECT EARLY OCCLUSAL CARIES OFTEN UNDIAGNOSED BY X-RAYS & OTHER METHODS
Your colleagues agree that the Ortek-ECD® is a game changer -
Review testimonials below.
ROI in days
"After just a few patients we achieved a terrific ROI with the Ortek-ECD. Even the most financially conscious practice owners will have a hard time not investing in such a useful tool." - Neville Hatfield, DMD
Affordable, Accurate, Fast and Easy to Use!
Up until now, accurately diagnosing early occlusal caries has been a major diagnostic challenge for dental professionals. Radiographs often fail to detect occlusal caries until demineralization has extended to or beyond the middle third of the dentin. Visual inspection can be subjective when diagnosing questionable occlusal lesions.
The revolutionary Ortek-ECD immediately and accurately detects if highly prevalent occlusal lesions have initially breached the dentin-enamel junction, advanced further into the dentin, are confined to the enamel or are just affected by stain. The ECD immediately displays a quantitative digital caries score from 0-100 depending on the extent of decay into the dentin, if any.
Breakthrough Electronic Conductance Technology
Developed and Tested at Leading US Dental School**
100% Sensitivity, 93% Specificity***
✔ Takes the Guesswork out of Diagnosing Occlusal Lesions
✔ Early intervention conserves tooth structure
✔ Fast and easy to use - Permanently calibrated
✔ Not affected by stain
✔ Does not use ionizing radiation
✔ New profit center - return on investment in just days
✔ Generate over $40,000 in new yearly revenue*
* Assumes the detection of just five early occlusal caries a week that were not seen on radiographs and were visually inconclusive; $170 per restoration per 48 weeks.
** Developed by renowned researchers in the Department of Oral Biology and Pathology at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine.
*** Study published in the Journal of Clinical Dentistry (J Clin Dent 2019;30:1-5).
A 22-year-old patient was complaining of tooth sensitivity when eating sweets. Clinical examination showed obvious decay in the disto-occlusal pit on the maxillary first molar (site 3). Upon further examination, the mesio-occlusal pit was suspicious (site 2), but there was no evidence of cavitation from visual and radiographic methods, making a treatment decision difficult. A second mesio-occlusal pit appeared sound (site 1).
Prior to initial preparation through the enamel layer, the ECD gave the following readings: Site 1: 00, site 2: 04, and site 3: 93. In this case, the ECD scores proved extremely reliable relative to the depth of the caries lesions and the indication of a sound enamel site. More importantly, the ECD was very effective in detecting a small cavitated occlusal lesion that may have normally gone untreated.
In this case, a 49 year old male was examined during a routine dental exam: Teeth 28 and 29 displayed discoloration possibly due to staining. BW X- rays were taken and there was no sign of cavitation. Prior to preparation, the ECD provided caries scores of 10 for tooth 28, and a reading of 11 for tooth 29.
After administration of local anesthesia, a 556 burr was used. Decay was detected, excavated and restored. Note that the decay did not spread laterally, instead it progressed deeper and deeper into the dentin. If the caries found by the ECD were not detected, it's possible further decay progression on these teeth could lead to endodontic treatment overtime.
In this case, a 38 year old female was examined during a routine dental exam: Teeth 20 and 21 displayed discoloration possibly due to staining. BW X- rays were taken and there was no sign of cavitation. Prior to preparation, the ECD provided caries scores of 0 for tooth 21, and a reading of 8 for tooth 20.
After administration of local anesthesia, decay was detected and excavated. The depth of the decay in tooth 20 was over 2mm. Tooth 21 will be monitored, as the zero score by the ECD indicated that the lesion did not extend into the dentin.
What your colleagues are saying...
The ECD may be the best in class of objective diagnostic instruments for pit and fissure decay in an era of caries monitoring. My findings are that it is a very precise diagnostic instrument. This device is ideal."John Graeber, DMD Soft Touch Laser Dentistry, NJ
An easy to use and efficacious instrument that aids in patient education, and increases treatment acceptance."Rebecca Geller, DDS Queens, NY
With the ECD, clinicians can detect carious lesions with a high degree of certainty at a very early stage, enabling timely and minimally invasive treatment."Dr. George Freedman, Technology & Innovations, Dentistry Today
The ECD takes the guesswork out of treating occlusal caries. I can now implement a treatment plan with confidence."Daniel Levitt, DDS Queens, NY
- Brian Rosen DDS
"The ECD provides more bang for the buck than any comparable device and is surprisingly accurate with no second guessing about stained fissures. Use it during hygiene for one day, do the operative, and find out for yourself!"
- Daniel J Poticny DDS
"The Ortek ECD has been a boon to my practice. Patients immediately accept this wonderful addition to my diagnostic regimen. The ECD paid for itself easily within the first day or two!"
- Michael D Stern DDS FAGD
"I have used the ECD on numerous patients, and it's extremely effective in detecting small cavitated lesions that may normally go untreated. The ECD scores are very reliable relative to the depth of the caries lesions."
- Dr. Derek Zimbardi DDS
"I have found the Ortek-ECD device to be one of my most useful go-to tools for the early detection of pit and fissure caries. It is easy to use and a great complement to an intraoral camera for patient communication and discussion regarding their oral health status."
- Neville Hatfield DMD MBS
How it Works
Unlike other caries detection systems, the revolutionary ECD measures the conductivity of enamel. The ECD is fast and easy to use, portable and requires minimal training. After cleaning and drying the occlusal surface, place the novel single patient use conductive tip at the bottom of a pit or fissure. If the dentin-enamel junction is breached by demineralization, hydrostatic pressure that exists within dentinal tubules will allow minuscule amounts of conductive dentinal fluid to enter the breached enamel site allowing the ECD to complete an electrical circuit. Further loss of mineral from enamel as a result of caries activity increases porous size and enamel porosity. The more dentinal fluid detected, the higher the caries score.
Along with an audible beep, the ECD instantly displays a quantitative digital caries score from 00-100 depending on the extent of decay into the dentin, if any. Intact tooth enamel is a good insulator and is electrically non-conductive. When the enamel at the bottom of a pit or fissure is intact, no current can flow, indicating a non-cavitated lesion or just a stained enamel surface, and a zero score.
After cleaning and drying the occlusal surface, gently place the conductive tip at the bottom of a pit or fissure.
The ECD instantly displays a quantitative caries score from 01-100. A zero score indicates a non cavitated lesion or a sound enamel site.
Ingeniously Simple ...
“I have found a device that is not only effective, but highly accurate and incredibly easy to use."
Neville T. Hatfield, DMD
Conserve Tooth Structure, Grow Your Practice
"The feedback from my patients has been amazing. They are impressed when I compare the ECD’s digital readout to the before and after intraoral images."
Dr. Brian Rosen, DDS
Pearls for your Practice
Joshua Austin, DDS, MAGD
The Ortek- ECD can pay for itself in just a few uses. No longer do we have to let our diagnosis of caries be a gut feeling. We can actually apply analytics.
Product Reviews: Quick Technique
"I have used the ECD on numerous patients, and it's extremely effective in detecting small cavitated lesions that may normally go untreated. The ECD scores are very reliable relative to the depth of the caries lesions." -
Derek Zimbardi, DDS
Great Neck NY
I Have It - You Want It!
While clinical and radiographic examinations often reveal decay that requires treatment, there may be times when either the radiograph does not indicate anything or it’s inconclusive. This is where a great new device, the Ortek-ECD (electronic caries detection) can save the day, or rather, the tooth.
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