The Diagnose is intended for
use as an aid in detecting caries. It provides information to
supplement the clinician's visual observations, consideration of the
patient histories, and information from other diagnostic modalities,
resulting in an overall risk assessment and a treatment determination.
It is not a stand alone diagnostic tool. DIAGNOdent may also be used
as an aid in monitoring progression or arrestment of caries by
comparing a patient's readings from visit to visit. All DIAGNOdent
readings must be evaluated in the context of other diagnostic
Only caries on occlusal or
flat surfaces of teeth, which are accessible to the probes, can be
examined for caries. The DIAGNOdent does not detect interproximal
caries, subgingival caries, or secondary caries under crowns, inlays,
or composite/amalgam restorations.