Inspektor Dental focuses on monitoring dental caries lesions, plaque
and calculus. Changes in these are slow and can be followed in time but
most importantly they can be quantified with Inspektor's state of the
art dental measuring systems. A better understanding of the caries process
and a means to diagnose caries lesions in a very early stage are very
important in order to be able to treat caries before it will become a
real problem for the patient. Mostly, such treatment can be non-invasive.
Dental professionals are referred to the website of Inspektor Dental Care bv for information about the clinical application and products that are available.
|When Inspektor Research Systems was founded the main field of focus was the
|TMR, Transverse Microradiography was the first dental
measurement system that was developed by Inspektor. The method is in-vitro by nature. Its
introduction in the dental research field was 1986. With this system de- and
remineralization parameters like Z (Delta Z) and lesion depth can be
acquired from tooth specimens. With the method X-Ray images on micro-film are made
of 80-150 m thick tooth sections after a de- or remineralization experiment. The film
images are scanned under a microscope and captured with specially developed software into
With LMR, Longitudinal Microradiography the loss of mineral at the surface of tooth specimens can be measured. The method is based on quantitative subtraction of microradiographic images of the same specimen at different stages of mineralization. With LMR the mineral changes of a tooth specimen can be followed in time on the same positions. LMR has become obsolete with the emergence of QLF which is easier, faster and more accurate.
|QLF, Quantitative Light-induced Fluorescence is a new and highly sensitive method for determining short-term changes in lesions in the mouth. The method does not rely on X-rays and works on accessible surfaces of teeth. It is therefore a simple yet effective way to reveal caries lesions in teeth long before they become severe enough to require filling. The 'QLFTM\clin' produces a strong beam of harmless blue light, and passes it down a short cable and into a person's mouth. An intra-oral camera fitted with a filter captures the resulting fluorescent images into a PC. Recent extensions of the method also allow for quantitative assessment of plaque, calculus, stain and oral-hygiene. QLF is the perfect tool to be used at the oral-hygienist's place of work. It will give the patient control over what is happening with his or her teeth. You can follow what is happening in a stage where you still can repair your tooth by non-destructive means and this is very useful for many people. QLF can be used in clinical trials to for qualification of e.g. toothpastes, mouthrinses, plaque- and stain removers. It can also be used for testing the caries prevention efficacy of for example beverages and chewing gum.|
|With the QLFTM\CLIN system measurement results with high precision and repeatability can be acquired. All products are fitted with easy-to-use and reliable software packages allowing for mass measurements and data management, and digital printouts for scientific or industrial presentations. Export to statistical programs like Microsoft Excel is fully supported. The use of all Inspektor products will drastically reduce the time needed for successful experiments or clinical trials and will therefore lead to substantial savings in cost.|
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