The New Ortek-ECD® Immediately Diagnoses Suspicious Occlusal Lesions

You Can't Afford to Miss What the X-ray May Not See

How would you treat questionable lesion 2 on a maxillary first molar that had no evidence of cavitation from radiographic, visual, and tactile methods?

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.

"I have used the ECD on over 200 patients, and I have never had a false positive. It's an amazing device that should be incorporated into nearly every dental practice. The ECD dramatically helps my patients and it can pay for itself in no time. I was so impressed with Ortek's university based technologies that I purchased stock in the company."
- 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

• Immediately detects early occlusal cavitated lesions that often go undiagnosed by X-ray, visual and tactile methods
• 100% Sensitivity, 93% Specificity
• Early intervention conserves tooth structure
• Extremely affordable - return on investment in just days
• Breakthrough electronic conductance technology
• Does not use ionizing radiation
• Immediate quantitative caries score
• Fast and easy to use - Precalibrated
• Not affected by stain
• Developed and tested at leading US dental school

Utilizing breakthrough electronic conductance technology, the Ortek- ECD immediately and accurately detects if highly prevalent occlusal lesions have initially breached the dentin-enamel junction, advanced further into the dentin, or are non cavitated and confined to the enamel – solving a major diagnostic challenge for dental professionals, while improving patient outcomes.

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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

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Revolutionary Technology

Unlike other caries detection systems, the revolutionary ECD measures the conductivity of enamel, does not use ionizing radiation, and is not affected by stain. The ECD accurately detects if these highly prevalent suspicious occlusal lesions have initially breached the dentin-enamel junction, advanced and progressed further into the dentin, or are confined to the 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 01-100 depending on the extent of decay into the dentin. Intact tooth enamel is a good insulator and is electrically nonconductive. When the enamel at the bottom of a pit or fissure is intact, no current can flow, indicating a non-cavitated lesion and a zero score.

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Fast and Easy to Use

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.

The ECD Helps Solve a Major Diagnostic Challenge

Up until now, accurately diagnosing occlusal caries has been a major challenge for dental professionals. Due to their morphology and anatomy, occlusal surfaces of permanent molars are sites most susceptible to dental caries. Studies suggest that traditional visual, tactile and X-ray examinations often fail to detect pit and fissure lesions that have initially penetrated through the enamel and reached the underlying dentin. These methods may only detect decay that has already progressed far into the dentin.

By utilizing breakthrough patented electronic conductance technology, the ECD can help determine if a suspicious occlusal lesion is non-cavitated and confined to the enamel or is cavitated and has advanced into the dentin.

The ECD helps dental professionals save tooth structure by providing patients with appropriate treatment options, including remineralizing and minimally invasive techniques or restoring early cavitated occlusal lesions.