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Prevention is Better than Cure with New Dental Tech Innovation


At Get Dental Plans we are always reinforcing the importance of good oral health and prevention being better than cure. For example, did you know that all of our company dental insurance plans all include dental check-ups and hygienist visits as standard? So our interest was piqued by Edinburgh based biotechnology firm Calcivis, who have secured £5m in funding to roll out innovative new dental technology.

The firm’s patented system enables early detection of tooth decay – which in turn can enable timely preventive treatment – by deploying a biologic diagnostic agent in combination with an imaging device.

The technology uses bioluminescence to highlight quickly and clearly where preventive measures are required before decay becomes irreversible.

Adam Christie, CEO of Calcivis, said: “Early diagnosis and treatment of tooth decay is essential, allowing patients to reverse the damage to their teeth before it is too late.

“This investment will enable us to launch our innovative product to global markets – first in the US and eventually in the UK – leading to faster diagnoses and early intervention treatments.

“This technology has the potential to revolutionise prevention in oral health care, with cavities impacting more than two billion people globally, according to the World Health Organisation.

This is a fantastic innovation in the world of oral health, especially when so many people are struggling to get access to dental treatment. If expensive, invasive treatment can be avoided in the first place it can lead to a much healthier workforce.

If you would like to find out more about how offering your employees dental insurance can help your employees maintain their oral health, why not contact us today?


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