A Remarkable Advance in Early Caries Detection

The New Ortek-ECD™ Instantly Diagnoses Suspicious Occlusal Lesions

• Instantly detect early occlusal cavitated lesions that often go undiagnosed by X-ray, visual and tactile methods

• 100% Sensitivity, 93% Specificity

• Early intervention conserves tooth structure

• New profit center

• Return on investment in just days

• Breakthrough electronic conductance technology

• Immediate quantitative caries score
• Fast and easy to use

• Developed and tested at leading US dental school

The Ortek-ECD™ was specifically designed to instantly detect occlusal cavitated lesions at the earliest possible stages. The ECD accurately detects if these highly prevalent lesions have initially breached the dentin-enamel junction, advanced further into the dentin, or are confined to the enamel. The ECD helps solve a major diagnostic challenge for dental professionals, significantly improves patient outcomes and creates a valuable new profit center with a return on investment in just days.

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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 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. 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.



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.