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FOTI Cold Light Probe

FOTI Cold Light Probe


FOTI is the abbreviation of fiber optic transillumination."

The principle behind illuminated teeth is that demineralized areas of the Enamel or dentin scatter the light more strongly than healthy hard tooth substance= loss of intensity due to light scattering (Pretty, Maupomé, 2004)1.


Caries diagnosis for occlusal surfaces, approximal surfaces, but not for secondary caries at filling edges.


Pretty IA, Maupomé G (2004): A closer look at diagnosis in clinical dental practice: part 5. Emerging technologies for caries detection and diagnosis. 70

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