neks Technologies Inc.

neks Technologies Inc.

April 27, 2007 13:47 ET

Neks Technologies Announces a Special COMBO Pack Offer for the DetecTar Mini + D-Carie Mini

Special combo pack pricing of $5499 MSRP offered for a limited time

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - April 27, 2007) - Neks Technologies Inc, a company specializing in developing and manufacturing innovative dental products, today announced a special Combo Pack offer containing both the D-Carie™ mini ( ) (caries detection) and the DetecTar™ mini ( ) (calculus detection) devices in one convenient box. Until July 31st, 2007, dentists who order the D-Carie mini together with the DetecTar mini will receive a Combo Pack at the special price of $5499 MSRP (original price $5899). This limited time offer also includes 2 extra probes, one for each device for a total a savings of up to $1400.

The D-Carie mini - quick, easy, accurate caries detection

The D-Carie mini is a lightweight, easy-to-use, cordless device that can be used as an aid for clinicians to quickly locate and diagnose caries. The D-Carie mini uses Light Emitting Diode (LED) and fiber optic technologies and is FDA approved as a diagnostic aid for the detection of interproximal and occlusal caries. The device requires no calibration and is easy to sterilize.

The D-Carie mini™ detects more than 92 percent of occlusal caries(1) and over 85 percent of interproximal caries. Using only X-rays and dental explorers, dentists can overlook approximately half of incipient caries(2). When used as a diagnostic aid in conjunction with an X-ray, the D-Carie mini allows dentists to assess a third dimension - the volume of caries - prior to opening the tooth. The device also provides dentists with an option for examining and diagnosing children, pregnant women and patients who prefer to forgo X-rays or limit their exposure to them for health or personal reasons.

The DetecTar mini - intelligent sub-gingival calculus detection

The DetecTar mini is the first and only cordless intelligent diagnostic aid to assist clinicians in the accurate detection of sub-gingival calculus. The DetecTar mini helps dentists, hygienists and periodontists to locate and diagnose calculus quickly and accurately. Based on state-of-the-art Light Emitting Diode (LED) and fiber optic technologies, the DetecTar mini detects up to three (3) times more calculus (91% sensitivity) than traditional periodontal probes and has been shown to reduce over-detection by 64 percent(3).

Studies have shown that most adults over the age of 30 have calculus. According to a National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR) study (, tartar buildup is prevalent in over 90% of individuals examined where 67% of the participants had some sub-gingival calculus(4). Calculus left untreated can further progress to gum disease and can result in tooth loss. Research has also found that a person's total health is often related to their oral health. These studies have shown a strong link between periodontal disease and serious health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, ulcers and low pre-term birth weight(5). The DetecTar mini helps reduce the incidence of developing these conditions by helping clinicians to accurately locate and remove calculus early in order to prevent further progression of gum disease.

Special Combo Pack Pricing and Availability

Until July 31st, 2007, Neks Technologies is offering a special combo package price of $5499 MSRP (original price $5899) to dentists who order the Combo Pack containing both the DetecTar mini and the D-Carie mini. The Combo Pack is available through Patterson Dental at 1-800-873-7683.
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Web Seminar offers online product overview

For a product overview of both the D-Carie mini and the DetecTar mini, clinicians can participate in an archived Web Seminar entitled "Introduction to the Art of Detection" by registering online at

About Neks Technologies Inc.

Founded in Montreal, Quebec in 1999, Neks Technologies Inc. is a fast-growing Canadian company that specializes in the design, development, production, and commercialization of innovative and practical dentistry products and systems. Neks' D-Carie ( and DetecTar products are based on their unique LED and fiber optic technology platform that aids clinicians in the detection and diagnosis of lesions, calculus and caries. Neks' goal is to provide technological innovations that simplify procedures and tasks to increase dental professionals' productivity and improve the quality of patient care. For more information, please call 1-866-877-6357 or visit For images of the D-Carie mini and the DetecTar mini, please click here (

(1) In Vitro and in-vivo comparative studies of two caries diagnostic devices: DIAGNOdent® and D-Carie®, Hugo Ciaburro, D.M.D., M. Sc., F.R.C.D. University of Montreal, 2004.

(2) Clinical and radiographic diagnosis of occlusal caries: a study in vitro by Ricketts DN, Kidd EA, Smith BG, Wilson RF., J Oral Rehabil. 1995 Jan;22(1):15-20.

(3) Source: In vitro and in vivo evaluation of the Effectiveness of Probe N-123 in Detecting Sub gingival Calculus, Dr Mervyn Gornitsky, McGill University, 2002/2004.

(4) Source: Brown LJ, Brunell JA, Kingman A. Periodontal Status in the US 1988-1991: Prevalence, Extent, and Demographic Variation. J Dent Res. 75(Spec Is): 1996;672-683.

(5) Trends in Surgical and Nonsurgical Periodontal Treatment, Connie H. Drisko D.D.S. - article 3 Journal of the American Dental Association Continuing Education

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