Circuit carrier

Optics carrier and heating element for caries diagnostics

Early Caries Detection Made Easier

Accurate and early detection of tooth decay is essential for maintaining good oral health. Normally, dentists rely on visual inspection and X-rays. However, these methods have limitations. Visual inspection can miss decay hidden between teeth, and X-rays involve radiation exposure. Thankfully, innovative technologies like the 3D-Circuits Optics Carrier and Heating Element are emerging to offer more effective solutions

Illuminating Caries with 3D-MID Technology

The 3D-Circuits Optics Carrier and Heating Element are manufactured using 3D-MID (3D-Mechatronic Integrated Device) technology. This advanced approach integrates electronic components directly into the molded plastic housing, creating a compact and functional unit. Unlike traditional circuit boards, 3D-MID offers several advantages, including reduced size and weight, improved durability, and simplified assembly.

In the caries diagnostic tool, the Optics Carrier acts as a housing for the optical system and facilitates three separate switching functions. The Heating Element, cleverly integrated into the Carrier, prevents fogging by maintaining optimal temperature through a meander structure. This ensures clear visibility.

Benefits of the 3D-Circuits Solution for Caries Diagnostics

The combination of the 3D-Circuits Optics Carrier and Heating Element offers several advantages for both dentists and patients:

  • Minimally Invasive Diagnosis: This technology enables caries detection through a safe light-based method, eliminating the need for radiation exposure. This is a significant benefit, especially for children or pregnant women.
  • Enhanced Efficiency: 3D-MID technology simplifies assembly and reduces the number of components required. As a result, this leads to faster production times and potentially lower costs for diagnostic tools.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: By streamlining the manufacturing process, the 3D-Circuits solution contributes to lower production costs for diagnostic tools. This can ultimately translate to more affordable dental care for patients.
  • Compact Design: The miniaturization capabilities of 3D-MID result in a lightweight and portable diagnostic instrument. This improves maneuverability for dentists and provides a more comfortable experience for patients.
Revolutionizing Dental Diagnostics

The 3D-Circuits Optics Carrier and Heating Element, built with 3D-MID technology, represent a significant advancement in caries diagnostics. This innovative solution paves the way for a more efficient, cost-effective, and patient-friendly approach to early detection of tooth decay.

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MID Sales North America


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