DentoSystem is a medical technology company in the area of oral health. Modern research is constantly providing evidence of potential links between poor oral health and systemic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and Alzheimer’s.
The company has developed a new and patent pending method for early identification of individuals and individual teeth at greatest risk of developing periodontitis. DentoSystem’s products comprise unique analytical and decision tools for dental professionals to use in the risk assessment and prognostic management of chronic periodontitis.
Periodontitis is a poorly recognized widespread disease and a significant global healthcare problem. Chronic periodontitis with loss of tissue has a prevalence of up to 40 percent in the adult population¹. “Current statistics show that one person in four over the age of 60 in the US has no natural teeth”.²
Risk and prognosis assessments are an important but neglected area for treating this condition. Failure to diagnose and provide information about periodontitis is one of the most common reasons why patients report dentists to the authorities. In the USA, this is one of the most common malpractice lawsuits against dental practioners.³
Dentists and dental hygienists record a wealth of information about patients with periodontitis. Very little of this information is used rationally because it is often too detailed and overwhelming. DentoSystem’s products (DentoRisk®, DentoTest® and DentoPlan®) solve this problem (please refer to the section about our products). The products help simplify discussions with patients and contribute to better oral health through the early identification of individuals who are at risk of chronic periodontitis, as well as which teeth are at the greatest risk. DentoSystem’s products contribute to improving the quality of oral care and reduce costs.
DentoSystems products are CE marked and approved for sale in Europe.
The Journal of Periodontology (April and June 2010) published two articles describing the technology and scientific background upon which our products are based.