A brilliant new approach to caries detection. 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 in the long DEXIS tradition of providing intuitive, easy-to-use diagnostic tools for the dental community. 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.