Clinical Application

The Inspektor Pro QLF Camera system has been approved by the FDA and is available for dental professionals and research and educational institutes in several countries. The device was designed to be used in any clinical environment. The basic version brings QLF images and analysis to the dental practice. The research version supports the use of QLF for fundamental research and clinical trials.

QLF-D is a recent addition to the available QLF systems and is making the measurement of early caries even simpler. QLF-D works using the same principles as other QLF systems. However, the QLF-D system utilizes images taken using a high resolution camera, rather than the QLF handpiece used in the earlier Inspektor Pro system.

Some examples of the use of the handpiece to acquire images of the various surfaces:

Orientations of the QLF handpiece when taking an image of various surfaces:
Image of the QLF handpiece when taking an image of the lower-left buccal surface.
Lower-left buccal
Image of the QLF handpiece when taking an image of the lower-front buccal surface.
Lower-front buccal
Image of the QLF handpiece when taking an image of the lower-right buccal surface.
Lower-right buccal
Image of the QLF handpiece when taking an image of the lower-right occlusal surface.
Lower-right occlusal

Some examples of QLF images:

Image of the occlusal view of the upper left 2nd molar with enamel breakdown in the central fossa.
Occlusal view of the upper left 2nd molar with enamel breakdown in the central fossa.
Image of sound fissures in the upper right 2nd bicuspid.
Sound fissures in the upper right 2nd bicuspid.
Image of fissures of the upper right 2nd molar are covered by matured plaque obstructing a clear view.
Fissures of the upper right 2nd molar are covered by matured plaque obstructing a clear view.
Image of red fluorescence inside a white spot lesion developed during orthodontic treatment.
Red fluorescence inside a white spot lesion developed during orthodontic treatment (the QLF image was made after professional cleaning)
Image of calculus at the proximal area.
Calculus at the proximal area.
Image of matured plaque at the proximal area.
Matured plaque at the proximal area.
Image showing that retention wires are a good retention site for plaque.
Retention wires are a good retention site for plaque.
Image of matured plaque along the gingival margin.
Matured plaque along the gingival margin.