Acteon SoproCARE Camera

SOPROCARE is the first product on the market to reveal gingival inflammation

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The SOPROCARE concept was developed to assist the dental professional during prophylaxis and periodontal treatment in the dental office.

SOPROCARE reveals caries in CARIO mode, as well as new and old dental plaque in PERIO mode.

In addition, SOPROCARE is the first product on the market to reveal gingival inflammation.

In DAYLIGHT mode, SOPROCARE can also be used as a camera, providing all of the necessary tools to perform a complete and time efficient oral examination.

PERIO MODE

Due to the wavelength emitted by the LED lights of SOPROCARE®, the new plaque is highlighted by its white and grainy characteristicand old plaque is revealed a shade of yellow and orange.

CARIO MODE

Enamo-dentinal caries are clearly revealed by the bright red colour in the CARIO mode. Other surrounding tissue is displayed in black and white, thus focusing on the carious lesions.

DAYLIGHT MODE

A preset focus ring replaces the inconvenience of autofocus and provides sharp images without delay, regardless of the object or the distance.

"Every so often I come across a tool, a piece of technology that is a “no brainer” that every dentist should have. The Soprocare camera fits this description. I have been an advocate for Intra-Oral Cameras for years, and with the SoproCare we not only get the tremendous value of a camera, but we add the powerful benefits of cavity detection, and Perio detection. All three of these together create a tremendous value when discussing treatment with patients. Helping patients understand what they need, and why they would benefit is a key part of Hygiene’s role as a Patient Treatment Advocate. The Soprocare can help us maximize this role, and serve our patients at a much higher level."
Wendy Briggs, RDH, USA
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Using your SoproCARE

How to use your SoproCARE

Instructions for use of ACTEON Imaging Cameras

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Detailed below is a list of errors which you may experience. Click on an error to see what this means and what action should be taken.

If you do not find the problem below or the action you take does not solve the problem, please contact our support team on 08700 10 20 46. In order to help you, have the serial number of your unit and a description of the error.

No image displays on the screen and SOPROCARE LEDs are not on

Possible Cause

Defective power supply.

  Action

Check the power supply is correctly connected to the network and to the connection box.


Possible Cause

Connection problem.

  Action

Check the connecting cable is correctly connected to the handpiece and to the connection box.

With a Video Monitor: The camera switches on but no image displays on the screen

Possible Cause

Defective monitor power supply.

  Action

Check the video cable is correctly connected to the monitor and to the connection box.


Possible Cause

Connection problem.

  Action

Check the monitor is switched on. 

With a Video Monitor: An image displays on the screen, but the quality is not satisfactory

Possible Cause

Monitor configuration.

  Action

Check the video monitor configuration is correctly set up (brightness, contrast, saturation, etc). 

An image displays, but it is not really clear (blurry)

Possible Cause

Rotating ring.

  Action

Check the rotating ring is correctly positioned (Extra oral, Intra oral, CARE, macro).


Possible Cause

Hygienic protector.

  Action

Check the hygienic protector is correctly positioned on the camera head. 

An image displays, but it is not really clear (blurry)

Possible Cause

Rotating ring.

  Action

Check the rotating ring is correctly positioned (Extra oral, Intra oral, CARE, macro).


Possible Cause

Hygienic protector.

  Action

Check the hygienic protector is correctly positioned on the camera head. 

With a computer: The camera switches on but no image displays on the screen

Possible Cause

Configuration.

  Action

Check the SOPROCARE is correctly set up in Sopro Imaging (refer to Sopro Imaging user’s manual).


Possible Cause

Driver.

  Action

Check the camera is correctly detected in the device driver (correct installation of its driver).


Possible Cause

Connection problem.

  Action

Check the USB cable coming from the DOCK is correctly connected to the HUB.

An image displays on the screen, but the quality is not satisfactory

Possible Cause

Camera driver configuration

  Action

Check the camera configuration in the Sopro Imaging software (brightness, contrast, saturation, etc.). Refer to Sopro Imaging user’s manual for more information. 

PERIO mode and CARIO mode … differences and common points.

What fluoresces in caries?
Some inter collagen links are broken because of an acid attack which induces a fluorescence signal modification. The food detritus fluoresce also in red, so if there is a red alert in CARIO mode, make a professional cleaning to confirm the caries.

What fluoresces in old dental plaque?
When the dental plaque is calcifying, external bacteria (foods, sugar, etc.) are caught.

Why doesn't the new dental plaque fluoresce?
This is because the plaque is not calcified, and the bacteria are not caught yet.

RED, BLACK, GREY, MAGENTA, ETC. THE SIMPLE EXPLANATION OF THE COLOR MEANING!

What does the dark color mean in CARIO mode?
With SOPROCARE, the detritus and active caries appear in red and the arrested caries appear in black.

Why is there yellow color left in PERIO mode after scaling?
Indeed slight staining can remain because some detritus have penetrated into the enamel

Why do calculus fluorescence yellow or orange?
The color of the dental plaque can be different depending on dietary habits and degrees of calcification of the plaque. The more the plaque is old, the more bacterias have developed and the more it will be orange.

SOPROCARE IS BASED ON THE SOPROLIFE EXPERIENCE.

Is the same DAYLIGHT mode in SOPROLIFE and SOPROCARE?
Yes, the DAYLIGHT mode of SOPROCARE is as effective as the DAYLIGHT mode of SOPROLIFE.

Is the compatibility of SOPROCARE different than SOPROLIFE?
No, you can connect SOPROCARE hand piece on the current installation of Sopro 617, Sopro 717 First or SOPROLIFE without any parameter settings. SOPROCARE is compatible with all SOPRO docking stations, all camera cables or with SOPRO Imaging in the same way. SOPROCARE need exactly the same recommended configuration as SOPROLIFE!

Adaptation to your dental chair, exchange of your SOPRO camera by SOPROCARE, selection of a monitor… To know how to install our fluorescence dental imaging device

Can SOPROCARE be installed on my dental chair?
Yes, we supply specific connection docks to integrate SOPROCARE in most dental units.

Is it possible to use SOPROCARE in several examination rooms?
If you work in several examination rooms, each of them can be equipped with a docking station linked to the computer or to the video screen available in this room so that you can carry and use SOPROCARE in each of the examination rooms.

Is it possible to use SOPROCARE on a simple video monitor or TV?
Yes, SOPROCARE can be delivered with a connection dock with Video and S-Video outputs.

Can I exchange my former SOPRO camera with SOPROCARE in a simple click?
If you already have a Sopro 595, a Sopro 617 or a Sopro 717, you can connect SOPROCARE hand piece on your present installation without any parameter settings.

SOPROCARE requires no special preparation for your patient and is not contraindicated

Do we need to apply a special product on the teeth prior to using SOPROCARE?
No.

Do we need to perform a prophylactic cleaning before using the SOPROCARE CARIO mode?
No, it is useless to clean prior the first diagnostic in mode CARIO of SOPROCARE. Cleaning with sodium bicarbonate of the suspicious fissure(s) is recommended in order to confirm the carious signal.

Is the blue light from SOPROCARE dangerous for the patient or the dentist?
No, SOPROCARE emits no ultra-violet wave.

Is SOPROCARE advised for children and pregnant women?
Yes, of course. SOPROCARE is free from any ionizing rays and is the perfect caries diagnosis aid tool for children and pregnant women.

The dental fluorescence imaging device SOPROCARE is a real plug and play. Its tips only must be sterilized by autoclave.

Must SOPROCARE be calibrated before use?
No.

Can we sterilize SOPROCARE at the autoclave?
No. SOPROCARE must be used with intra-oral barriers supplied with the product. You can contact your dealer to purchase other dental barriers. 

Can we sterilize the black tips at the autoclave?
Yes, they can be sterilized at 134°C - 2 bars - 18 minutes. We nevertheless advise you to change these tips after about fifty cycles of sterilization.

Use of the tips supplied, use of the buttons and other devices… To know how to manipulate your dental imaging device by fluorescence.

What is the use of the black tips supplied with SOPROCARE?
The protective tip allows to isolate SOPROCARE from any external light during its use in Fluorescence mode. It is also advised to move the light of the scialytic so that it is not directed at the patient’s mouth.

 How to freeze a frame?
SOPROCARE is equipped with a SoproTouch (Sopro trademark). You just have to brush the SoproTouch once the selected image appears on screen. The image is automatically freezed on screen and saved in your software if it is configured accordingly. If you prefer using a remote control pedal rather than the SoproTouch to freeze the image, you just have to plug the pedal (supplied as option) on the docking station (if this one is equipped with a pedal input). In this configuration, the SoproTouch is inhibited.

All about the cleaning and maintenance of your SOPROCARE.

How to clean SOPROCARE?
SOPROCARE can be cleaned with a disinfecting wipe (Type Septol from Pierre Rolland).

Which cleaning products are prohibited on SOPROCARE?
No products with ammoniac, trichloroethylene, dichloroethylene, ammonium chloride , aromatic and chloride hydrocarbons, Methylene chloride, cetones, which can damage the plastic parts.
 

Warranty period

What is the warranty period of  SOPROCARE ?
The standard warranty period is 24 months.

Maintain the camera in accordance with the manufacturer’s use and cleaning instructions.

Before first use, it is imperative to follow the complete disinfecting procedure.

Any camera returned from servicing or maintenance should be completely disinfected before being used.

WARNING: Do not use products containing:

  • Ammoniac, trichloroethylene
  • Dichloroethylene
  • Ammonium hydrochlorid
  • Chlorinated and aromatic hydrocarbon
  • Ethylene dichloride
  • Methylene chloride
  • Ketones

Use of these chemicals subject plastic parts to risk of deterioration.

Do not directly spray disinfecting products on SOPRO products. This could damage the product.

Infection control procedures must be observed when using accessories such as SOPROTIPS and dental barriers in order to prevent cross contamination risk from one patient to another.


Handpiece or Connection Box Maintenance

In case of contact with blood or excessive soiling, it is strongly recommended to follow a disinfecting process.

First, clean the handpiece with disinfecting wipes, then wrap the handpiece in several disinfecting wipes and leave for 15 minutes.

When disinfecting the handpiece or connection box it is recommended to use surface disinfectant wipes.

  • Take the wipe, remove excess moisture and then wipe the equipment until is it visually clean.
  • Allow to dry in the open air.
  • Carefully close the packaging box.

Do not scrub, rinse or immerse in disinfecting liquid.

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