Why dental loupes are becoming so popular among dentists?
The primary reasons that magnification is becoming the standard of care for the majority of dentists are: A.Enhanced vision for improved patient care. Reviewing and evaluating details of teeth, and soft tissue requires visual acuity – which is improved through magnification. B. Surgical quality loupes allow for improved ergonomic posture which may extend your comfort – and your career. No more “dental hunch.
Here are a few points that you need to consider when you choose the dental loupes
1-The Magnification power
The level of magnification used is most often based on personal preferences. However, there are a few guidelines which could help in choosing the best magnification for your specific needs. Choose the lowest comfortable magnification level, as this would provide the widest field of view. Experience shows that the most commonly used and recommended magnification for loupes in different dental fields are as follows:
A.Specialty Magnification General dentistry, Dental hygiene, Implantology: 2.5 X-3.0 X- 3.5 X
B.Endo, Crown and Bridge work: 3.5 X - 4.0 X
C.Lab work, Technician: 4.0 X. 5.0 X -6.0 X
2-The working distance
The working distance refers to the distance between your eyes, and the patient's mouth. You can measure this while assuming your normal working position, making sure you are comfortable, that your back is straight, and that you are not leaning forward too much. Perhaps you could ask someone to assist you in this procedure.