Why the Ortek-ECD?
Until now, accurately diagnosing early occlusal caries has been a significant challenge. But with the FDA cleared Ortek-ECD, you have a reliable solution at your fingertips.
Cutting-Edge Technology - 100% Sensitivity, 93% Specificity
The Ortek-ECD boasts breakthrough Electronic Conductance Technology, developed and tested at a US Dental School. This technology takes the guesswork out of diagnosing occlusal lesions, ensuring you get accurate results every time.
The Ortek-ECD immediately and accurately detects the status of occlusal lesions, including:
• Whether they have breached the dentin-enamel junction.
• If they have advanced into the dentin.
• Whether they are confined to the enamel.
• If they are merely affected by stain
Quantitative Digital Caries Score
The Ortek-ECD doesn't stop at detection; it provides a quantitative digital caries score ranging from 0 to 100, indicating the extent of decay into the dentin. No more guesswork; you'll have precise information to guide your treatment decisions
How Ortek-ECD Technology Works
Revolutionary Caries Detection
The Ortek-ECD utilizes innovative electronic conductance technology that sets it apart from other systems. It's fast, user-friendly, portable, and requires minimal training, making it an indispensable tool for dental professionals.
The Process Simplified
Prepare the Surface: Begin by thoroughly cleaning and drying the occlusal surface of the tooth under examination.
Place the Conductive Tip:
The Ortek-ECD features a novel single patient use conductive tip. Position it at the bottom of a pit or fissure on the tooth's surface.
Here's where the magic happens. If the demineralization has breached the dentin-enamel junction, hydrostatic pressure within dentinal tubules allows tiny amounts of conductive dentinal fluid to enter the breached enamel site. This sets the stage for the Ortek-ECD® to complete an electrical circuit.
Detecting Caries Activity:
As caries continue to develop, they cause further loss of minerals from the enamel. This results in increased porous size and enamel porosity. The Ortek-ECD® is on the lookout for dentinal fluid, and the more it detects, the higher the caries score.
Instant Results and Precision:
With a reassuring audible beep, the Ortek-ECD instantly displays a quantitative digital caries score ranging from 00 to 100. This score depends on the extent of decay into the dentin, if any. Intact tooth enamel is a good insulator and is electrically nonconductive. When the enamel at the bottom of a pit or fissure is intact, the circuit path is opened, and no current can flow, indicating a non-cavitated lesion or just a stained enamel surface.
Benefits of Ortek-ECD
Early Intervention: Preserve more tooth structure by catching caries at their earliest stages.
Accurate: Trust in precise results that guide your treatment decisions with confidence.
Fast and Easy to Use: The Ortek-ECD is permanently calibrated for your convenience.
Stain-Resistant: Say goodbye to false positives caused by staining.
Radiation-Free: Unlike traditional X-rays, the Ortek-ECD does not use ionizing radiation.
Affordable: Cutting-edge technology doesn't have to break the bank. The Ortek-ECD is extremely cost-effective.
Boost Your Revenue: The Ortek-ECD can become a new profit center for your practice, with a return on investment in just days.
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
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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