Spectra is a handheld, noninvasive imaging instrument that visually aids in the detection of caries. Fluorescence technology indicates extent of decay with color and numerical readings to provide unsurpassed caries detection—and higher case acceptance for more revenue per patient. Early detection also means more restoration and less excavation. It can also be used during caries removal process to ensure all carious dentin is removed. It lets you store and compare images over time to track the effect of your treatment and can be used to detect fractured tooth syndrome, plaque, and caries. Spectra will work with virtually any patient management software and connects to computer with USB cable. It weighs only 2.1 oz and comes with a 3-year warranty. It is FDA cleared. For more information, call (800) AIRTECH or visit

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