CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Eur J Dent 2020; 14(01): 186-188
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1705076
Technical Note

Reveal: Fluorescence Enhanced Theragnosis by Designs for Vision

1  University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, United States
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    Magnification and additional daylight source are worldwide, long-term established technologies for improved diagnosis and treatment control.

    A defined light spectrum emitted by an external source directed intraorally has the potential to create photoluminescence (emission) due to autogenous properties (fluorescence) of the natural tooth structure as well as due to bacterial side products defined as porphyrins. To allow visualization of the emission wavelength (fluorescence), filters are needed.

    Reveal is a wearable device consisting of glasses (individual prescribed eyesight correction can and will be implemented) with mounted magnification loupes, different to on the market available camera technologies. The glasses and the loupes are coated with several layers to secure eyesight from possible damage caused by emitted light as well as to filter the emitted fluorescence by the oral cavity to ensure an optimal diagnosis and differentiation ([Fig. 1]).

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    Fig. 1 The Reveal technology.

    Applications of Reveal are diagnosis and treatment guidance in cariology ([Fig. 2]), oral hygiene ([Fig. 3]), periodontology, peri-implantitis ([Fig. 4]) early detection, and treatment. Additional applications will be added in due time

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    Fig. 2 Red fluorescent caries.
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    Fig. 3 Red fluorescent calculus at the CEJ, cementoenamel junction.
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    Fig. 4 Red fluorescent calculus on the surface of an implant lost due to peri-implantitis.

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    Conflict of Interest

    The author holds IP rights and touches royalties.

    Address for correspondence

    Liviu Steier
    Dr. med. dent, School of Dental Medicine
    240 S. 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
    United States   

    Publication History

    Publication Date:
    13 March 2020 (online)

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    Fig. 1 The Reveal technology.
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    Fig. 2 Red fluorescent caries.
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    Fig. 3 Red fluorescent calculus at the CEJ, cementoenamel junction.
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    Fig. 4 Red fluorescent calculus on the surface of an implant lost due to peri-implantitis.