Review: The Canary System by Quantum Dental Technologies
The Canary System: a solution for detecting caries around restoration margins
This study showed The Canary System could detect and monitor caries treated with Icon resin. It also demonstrated that resin infiltration significantly delayed the progression of natural caries development on smooth surfaces and between teeth. The study involved immersing teeth treated with Icon in a very acidic solution for up to 50 days, indicating the strong clinical potential of Icon to delay caries progression.
“Current detection methods for caries after resin infiltration are extremely challenging because of the thickness and transparency of resin”, said Stephen Abrams, president of QDT. “Evidence from this study suggests that lesions treated with resin can now be effectively monitored with The Canary System. This gives dentists another option for treating early tooth decay.”
The Canary System is constructed to detect caries earlier than x-rays or visual inspection so that dental professionals may make more informed decisions regarding diagnosis and treatment planning. It is also designed to detect and monitor the area to ensure the resin coating does not break down over time.
The Canary System’s crystal structure diagnostics allows dental professionals to detect, image, track, and monitor tooth decay on all tooth surfaces, beneath opaque sealants, around the margins of restorations and detect cracks in teeth. The accompanying Canary Cloud enables dentists to view and manage this data in an online environment, track Canary usage in the office, and keep up-to-date on Canary products and clinical news.