DEXIS CariVu is a compact, portable caries detection device that uses patented transillumination technology to support the identification of occlusal, interproximal, and recurrent carious lesions and cracks.
CariVu continues the long DEXIS tradition of providing intuitive, easy-to-use diagnostic tools for the dental community. DEXIS CariVu is a handheld device for caries detection used in conjunction with the capture software module (refer to the DEXcapture Software manual).
What makes DEXIS CariVu unique?
- Uses transillumination technology that makes the enamel appear transparent while porous lesions trap and absorb light
- Allows the clinician to see through the tooth, exposing its structure and the development of any carious lesions
- CariVu images read like familiar X-ray images
- Uses non-ionizing radiation which is ideal for children, pregnant women, and patients who are X‑ray averse
New! CariVu now integrates seamlessly with VixWin™ Platinum Imaging Software. The Image Capture module allows VixWin Platinum users to capture CariVu images easily and saves them directly to their existing patient charts. Learn more about VixWin Platinum.
CariVu is compatible with DEXvoice™, an add-on module to the DEXIS imaging software that enables voice activation – Hands-Free Workflow. Learn about DEXvoice.
DTX Studio™ suite connects the devices and technologies in your dental practice or lab – in one single platform.
By hugging the tooth and bathing it in safe, near-infrared light, CariVu’s transillumination technology makes the enamel appear transparent while porous lesions trap and absorb the light. This allows the clinician to see through the tooth exposing its structure and the actual structure of any carious lesions with very high accuracy.
Similar in appearance, CariVu images read like familiar X-ray images — lesions will appear as dark areas. This provides an edge over fluorescent imaging technologies in that there is no need to clean the tooth of bacteria, calibrate the device, or become versed in the meaning of multiple color codes or numeric indicators.
Think of the DEXIS digital X-ray sensor and CariVu as ultimate companion tools for caries detection. If you identify a suspicious area on a radiograph, especially possible interproximal decay which can be more difficult to detect, your “second opinion” can be a transilluminated image that reveals the extent of the condition and helps you confidently determine whether it needs monitoring over time or requires immediate treatment.
Since transillumination can show lesions in the beginning stages, using CariVu during routine prophylaxis can aid the hygienist in identifying questionable areas early on and decide on a course of preventive care.
When used together, a radiograph, a transilluminated image, and an intra-oral photo provide a comprehensive picture of the health of a patient’s tooth. Finally, for those patients who refuse to have X-rays taken, CariVu is an alternative diagnostic method with which they can be comfortable.
5 Reasons to choose DEXIS CariVu
If you have been dismissing the need to add CariVu to your practice’s workflow, here are 5 reasons to choose DEXIS CariVu.
1. Improves Diagnostic Certainty
2. Increases Patient Acceptance
3. Safe, Non-Ionizing Solution
4. Easy Workflow Integration
5. Differentiate Your Practice
- Dental Public Health
- General Dentistry
- Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery
- Pediatric Dentistry