Polaroid Healthcare introduces P31 Caries Detection device

The P31 is a 3-in-1 caries detection device that also functions as an intraoral camera and a transilluminator.

Polaroid HealthCare has announced the release of its P31 Caries Detection Device, a 3-in-1 fluorescence caries detector, transilluminator, and intraoral camera. The P31 is said to be the first full HD 1920 x 1080p caries detection device.

With the P31, users can display all 3 functions at once with the press of a button. On a stand-alone unit, each function has its limitations in certain clinical situations. But the P31 solves this by capturing a White light image (natural color), a Fluorescence Image, and a Transillumination image at the same time and then displaying each image side-by-side for comparison. This allows clinicians to gather the most information and make informed decisions regarding treatment, as well as for patient education and insurance billing.

The P31 is said to have the shape of a highspeed handpiece, with a lightweight 2.2 oz metal body that is durable and comfortable to hold. The device is packed with innovative, user-friendly modern features including Dual Fluorescence Modes, which allow users to choose to view healthy teeth in either a green or natural color, while carious bacteria biofilm glows red for easy identification. Its Liquid lens optic with autofocus can go from a macro close-up out to infinity and its Gyro Air mouse eliminates wasted time and motion reaching for a mouse and potentially breaking contamination protocols. There are 3 output options to choose from—cool, natural, or warm—as well as a black and white mode.

The retraction-style head features 30 unique LEDs that surround the lens—8 white LEDs for the intraoral camera viewing, 8 UV LEDs allow biofilm to fluoresce red, and 14 IR LEDs that create a high transparency light source that is designed to allow users to examine the inside of the enamel without x-ray use.

For more information, visit polaroidhealth.com.