SOURCE: Lantis Laser Inc.

February 06, 2007 16:10 ET

Lantis' (LLSR) OCT Dental Imaging System™ Will Likely Dominate Imaging in the Dental Office

DENVILLE, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 6, 2007 -- Lantis Laser Inc. (PINKSHEETS: LLSR) www.lantislaser.com

The OCT Dental Imaging System™ seems destined to capture the major share of imaging procedures in the dental office. Currently used conventional x-ray and the improved digital x-ray still have many shortcomings in providing meaningful images of dental structures and even more so with respect to early detection.

In an imaging study by Wenzel and Fejerskov, the digital x-ray performed the best of three methods at over 70% accuracy. Visual was at 53% and conventional x-ray 48%. Yet the majority of dentists in the U.S., estimated at 75%, still use conventional x-ray as the main imaging modality in their office.

Initial indications are that the OCT System will be responsible for at least 60% of all images taken in-house as the System enables the dentist to capture images that cannot be captured with x-ray:

  -- DETECT DEMINERALIZATION OF ENAMEL - Cannot be done with x-ray

  -- DETECT DECAY AT AN EARLY STAGE - Before it shows up on x-ray

  -- DETECT DECAY IN OCCLUSAL (BITING) SURFACES - Cannot be done with
     x-ray

  -- DETECT SECONDARY CARIES AROUND RESTORATIONS AT AN EARLY STAGE -
     Cannot be done with x-ray

  -- DOCUMENT THE NEED FOR EARLY STAGE TREATMENT FOR INSURANCE
     REIMBURSEMENT
     Early stage decay is not visible on traditional x-ray and there is
     currently no formal means of documenting the need for treatment.

  -- FOR THE FIRST TIME IMAGES OF SOFT TISSUE (GUMS) CAN BE CAPTURED
     IN THE MOUTH IN REAL TIME
Stan Baron, President & CEO of Lantis, pointed out that, "OCT provides much more detailed images than x-ray for early detection of decay and can image occlusal (biting) surfaces, a huge advantage over x-ray. OCT is destined to be the modality of choice in the modern dental office."

Forward-Looking Statements:

Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the anticipated development and expansion of Lantis' business, and the intent, belief or current expectations of Lantis, its directors or its officers, are forward looking statements. Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Lantis Laser Inc.
    Stan Baron
    President and CEO
    Email Contact
    Tel. (203) 300-7622