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DENTSPLY Maillefer Introduces Innovative DetectTM Apex Locator


October 7, 2013
by DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties

Technologically advanced device features compact design, full-color screen and progressive sound control

Tulsa, Okla. — DENTSPLY Maillefer today announced Detect™, an innovative apex locator featuring a full-color screen, progressive sound control and the latest multi-frequency technology for improved visualization of the file progression. Supported by extensive research and testing, Detect will allow practitioners to sharpen root canal visibility and accurately measure root canal length during endodontic therapy.

Detect features an easy to read full-color screen that shows an image of the tooth as well as a numerical value to indicate the file progression in the tooth. In addition to the large visual display, Detect emits audible information using progressive sound control. The device beeps faster as it approaches the apex and once the apex is reached, emits a solid tone. 

Detect is fully automated and requires no calibration before use. Powered by a rechargeable, low-volt nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery, the Detect apex locator eliminates the need for frequent battery replacement and provides a nonstop operating time of about 6.5 hours on a full charge. With a compact, smart design, Detect stores away easily and fits comfortably in the hand to provide a steady hold during root canal procedures. 

“A study published in recent years by the ADA Professional Product Review cited clinical evidence to indicate that electronic apex locators are a useful and accurate adjunct to high quality radiographs for determining root canal length,” said Dee Leibrandt, Brand Manager for Maillefer North America. “Maillefer developed Detect to offer advanced apex locator technology in a user-friendly device that includes both visual and auditory cues for improved file tracking.”

For more information about Detect, visit www.maillefer.com or call 800-924-7393.

About DENTSPLY Maillefer
Founded in 1889 as one of the first dental instrument manufacturer, DENTSPLY Maillefer is a leading global supplier of quality and innovative solutions for endodontic treatments. Headquartered in Ballaigues, Switzerland, the Company has global operations with sales in more than 120 countries.  The Company also has strategically located distribution centers to enable it to better serve its customers and increase its operating efficiency.  While the United States and Europe are the Company’s largest markets, the Company serves all major markets worldwide.  Visit www.dentsplymaillefer.com for more information about DENTSPLY Maillefer and its products.


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