Acteon: Get the Picture

27 03 2009

Photo courtesy of Acteon.

Photo courtesy of Acteon.

Acteon debuted several interesting new products at this year’s IDS meeting. One of the products getting the biggest push is the SOPROLIFE, a fluorescence imaging system based on technological efficiency. Serious consideration of the needs of the restorative dentistry practitioner, combined with SOPRO’s established expertise in surgical and dental imagery, made it possible to develop a device that makes use of the auto fluorescence of dentine to become a key aid in performing minimally invasive dentistry.

An anatomical view of the tooth as a native fluorescent image facilitates assessment of the condition of the tissue under observation. The device facilitates the process of assessing the risk of caries by highlighting the level of activity in risk-prone areas.

Because it is said to adapt to the most complex of clinical situations, it reportedly enables the practitioner to quickly adjust his treatment options.

In its three operating modes—Diagnostic, Treatment and Daylight—the SOPROLIFE is used “live,” free from ultraviolet or ionising radiation. While in Diagnostic mode, the device is said to be able to detect damage at various clinical stages, without loss of consistency and in very high resolution. By means of a transparency effect, in fluorescence mode II, or Treatment mode, it reportedly enables actual spatial mapping of unbroken tissue areas which are suspect.

Other notable IDS launches include…

Photo courtesy of Acteon.

Photo courtesy of Acteon.

PSP!X: This new Digital Imaging Plate System is designed to make intra oral imaging in the dental office easier and more efficient. It features four sizes of imaging plates, thin and flexible with an active area optimized to 100%. The readout process of 4.3 sec. is completely automatic and a screen allows the user to control the different steps of the process and to view your shot.

Photo courtesy of Acteon.

Photo courtesy of Acteon.

Sopix²: This digital x-ray uses fibre optic based CMOS to provide optimal image quality. The ACE technology is a Sopro “exclusive process” that makes it possible to control the amount of x-rays accumulated by the sensor. It protects each image from overexposure and ensures that all your images are always clear.

Other updated products presented at IDS include the Implant Center 2, Piezotome 2 and a Crown Extension Kit by Satelec. For more information, visit



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