Last updated on June 19th, 2020.
Every medical profession requires special diagnostic tools and devices to help the physicians treat, identify the exact location of disease, and finally recommend the best treatment plan. There are several research projects to develop innovative methods and diagnostic tools that can assist in performing the treatment procedures easily. Dental loupe is one such device that is used widely in the field of dentistry.
Dental loupes are small magnifying devices used by orthodontists and dental hygienists to examine and accurately diagnose oral cavity disorders. These devices help periodontists to identify the exact location of dental caries (or cavities), visualize the accessory canals, and find the existence of plaques. For professional dental hygienists, the binocular form of magnifying devices is extremely advantageous as it enables them to perform hands-free mode of treatment. According to the public healthcare research reports, the varied eating habit has resulted in the increasing prevalence of dental disorders. This ultimately leads to an increasing global demand of equipment frequently used in dental clinics.
Dental hygienists are easily prone to common physical ailments, such as eye strain, backache, and shoulder weaknesses. Use of these medical devices helps the dental hygienists to perform the procedures more efficiently and at ease.
A surgical instrument is considered at its best when factors such as quality standards and warranty are evaluated. Following are few characteristics that make up the best dental loupe:
- Magnification Power
Usually dental loupes are designed with magnifications ranging from 2× to 8×. The optimal magnification power that dentists use is 2.5×. The magnification factor is important as it determines the working distance of the dentist to accurately determine the plaque formation and improvise the visualization of the oral cavity.
Innovated models of dental loupes are available that has LED lights mounted on to the binocular device. This becomes more convenient as the source of light is also an important factor while performing the complete line of dental procedures. Loupe-mounted cameras form another feature that allows the endodontists to record the exceptional treatment procedures.
- Resolution of magnifying lenses
A high-quality loupe would always provide crystal-clear view of the oral cavity and would never display a blue haze on the images. The fine detail of the objects needs to be viewed without spherical aberrations and chromatic aberrations.
- Field of view and the depth of view
The field of view is directly related to the magnification power and a high-performance optical system would provide a field of view of up to 125 mm.
The depth of view is directly related to the working distance and a high-performance optical system would provide a depth of view of up to 120 mm.
- Clip-on loupes
If a dentist uses prescribed lenses, there are Clip-on loupes that can be easily adjusted to be fitted on to the glasses to provide a perfect view. Kemper Medical Inc. supplies various designs of clip-on loupes that possesses square, round, and oval clip-ons to perfectly match the type of lenses worn by the dental hygienist.
- Weight of the loupes
As the loupes are required to be worn and used for a quite long period of time, ultra lightweight loupes are preferred over bulky ones for maximum comfort.
Kemper has a wide range of designs for optical systems that include frames made of nickel alloy, titanium; loupes with headband; loupes with LED headlights; and loupes with radiation protection. The products are available with the lowest available prices.