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By Lester Appell, DDS
Commercial Supporter: DEXIS
Caries detection has changed markedly in recent decades as technology has advanced and dentists have demanded an improved product landscape. There are many transillumination options clinicians can choose from to replace or complement traditional x-rays. Certain caries detection systems are well suited for cases in which the patient either is young or otherwise moves around excessively making the taking of x-rays difficult. The article concludes that clinicians must access a caries detection system's value on a case-by-case basis and should also become familiar with the current changes to insurance reimbursement.
About the Author
Lester Appell, DDS
Private Practice, Arlington Heights, Illinois