The CanalPro Apex Locator, a modern electronic length measurement device, provides a reliable method of confirming the working length. With its large, user-friendly panel and audio feedback, CanalPro Apex Locator scored the Dental Advisor Editor’s Choice Award for its intelligent design.
CanalPro Apex Locator is a digital device that indicates when an endodontic file reaches the apical foramen of the root canal. Measurements are made using high- and low-frequency AC signals and the impedance of the area of the canal is obtained during advancement of the file inside the root canal. The file position relative to the apex is then calculated using a proprietary software algorithm and displayed on the colored 3D panel screen. The Virtual Apex Function allows the clinician to mark a predetermined distance from the apex prior to measurement, with clear visual and audio notification once the file tip has reached the selected mark. CanalPro Apex Locator is designed to be user-friendly and ergonomic, incorporating audio feedback with volume control, a built-in demo mode, rechargeable battery, and automated off function after five minutes of non-use. It can be used under wet and dry conditions.
Built-in demo mode and self-test
Can be used under wet or dry conditions
Includes audio feedback with volume control
3D color display with animation, showing the movement of the file in the root canal
No need for signal filtering or noise elimination
Signal intensity calculates the file tip position, making the measurement immune to electromagnetic interference
Evaluation Highlights: Canal Pro Apex Locator was evaluated by 20 consultants and used 316 times in total.
Easy-to-use, accurate and reliable
Excellent 3D visual display
Allows marking to a pre-determined length
Once a reading of apex is reached, ensure the reading moves up and down consistently with the file.
Use a longer file than normal in order to have enough length to measure.
Learn the audio ‘beep pattern’ so you don’t need to look up at the display while working.
The touch attachment really comes in handy when the file stopper is close to the handle and in a tight space like second molars.