Dental Microscopes are a paradigm shift.
They are a shift in how dentistry is done.
Just as Dentists have moved on from performing stand-up dentistry, to sit down dentistry; from operating with pedal drills to using high speed drills, Dentists are moving on to using microscopes in their daily practices.
Sitting hunched up over a patient is no longer the image of their Practices that many Dentists wish to portray.
Dental operating microscopes became available to Dentists in the late 1970's. Initially for endodontic procedures, by the late 1990's they became the "standard of care" and a common feature in all endodontic schools and endodontic offices.
Microscopes have been further refined for general dentistry for all procedures in all quadrants, although typically, less so for applying the rubber dam, or anaesthetizing the patient.
The microscope refinements are in 3 areas: a) magnification ranges that best serve the Dentist, b) improved lighting, and c) improved delivery systems enabling the General Dentist to move, and move easily.
That a Dentist sits rigidly in one place with a microscope and does not move, is a myth and a carry-over from endodontics and only occlusal surface treatments. Most general dental procedures are multi-movement, multi-surface, multi-quadrant. General Dentists do move around a lot, typically with their hands full of instruments. Global Microscopes today have been designed to meet that criterion, perhaps better than any other manufacturer, and fluid motion with a microscope in daily practice is the objective, and, is easily taught by us.
Dentists recognize that magnification is a component of dentistry, some choosing to address this with loupes.
While loupes provide some degree of magnification and, if overhead light sources are added, lighting, the Dentist is still faced with cross-eyed and hunched back dentistry. Increasing the focal distance merely places Dentists' chins in their chests. They may have a straighter back but their necks are more bent. This positioning is stressful and dentistry should not be an endurance test.
Clinical articles written over the past decade and more have extolled the benefits of dental microscopes. (View the articles on our Global web site link). Many Dentists claim that it would have been impossible to perform procedures adequately without their microscopes.
Dental microscopes have superior visual acuity, with better fields of view and depths of field, that are superior to other alternatives. When a Dentist looks in a microscope "wow" is usually the first comment. They will estimate that the magnification of a microscope with the light source operating is three to five times better than the loupes they have, and two to three times better, even when the microscope light source is off.
The paradigm shift of a microscope is about working while sitting upright and relaxed, with natural parallel vision. Dentists do not eat their dinner, drive their cars, or even watch TV in the strained posture and positioning they use to work all day when they don't have a microscope. The tortured posture of the Dentist should not be your "standard of care" for yourself. Being comfortable while working is a reasonable expectation.
Some Dentists will approach getting a microscope with trepidation. This concern can be a fear of loss of productivity. Yet a microscope is easily integrated into, and will enhance, the busy practice, with proper training - which we provide.
The dental microscope is a benefit for the dentist and the patient. A microscope permits the dentist to perform micro-dental procedures without invading the patient's space.
For those General Dentists who have made the paradigm shift to operating with a dental microscope, looking backwards they tell us "It was easier than I thought. Why didn't I do this sooner." They cannot imagine doing without.
Dentists have a multitude of choices to make with regard to equipment options in their practice, and the market is especially full of various types of diagnostic equipment. But at the end of the day, it comes down to the Clinicians brains and, their eyes that have to perform the procedure.
Newfields are the specialists in Dental Microscopes.
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