I needed more (optical) power, Scotty!
I recently wrote a review about my new Designs for Vision headlight (my old one broke after over 10 years of service). But, since I was on a roll, I decided to upgrade my DFV scopes, too.
Bigger IS better! Seeing teeth bigger is simply better, almost always. I began my dental magnification odyssey at least 20 years ago. Back then, my eyes were better than 20/20. But, magnification makes your dentistry better regardless of your youthful “perfect” vision. I’ve said before, an astronomer with great eyesight still needs a telescope to see the moons of Jupiter. I started with 2.5x power. Then 3.5x. And, now…. 4.5x.
I don’t think I need to beat the “magnified dentistry is better” horse any further. 😀 Hopefully, it is now self-evident.
My first dental telescopes (aka “scopes”) were a 2.5x through-the-lens (TTL) set from Orascoptic. And, they worked well for me. I also got their fiberoptic light, which was a HUGE and loud box. It was the first step. But, I realized I wanted more magnification and a back-up set. I decided to go with Designs for Vision because of their long-term reputation, not just in the dental world, but the medical world. I got two pairs. One was a 2.5x TTL. The other was 3.5x TTL. I also got Designs for Vision’s fiber-optic headlight at the time. I’ve previously written about the value of a headlight, especially with the higher levels of magnification. I feel it is ESSENTIAL. I recently got DFV’s latest DayLite HDi, and it’s fantastic.
Introducing Designs for Vision Micro EF line of scopes!
I’ve been using the 3.5x standard field as my primary scopes for many years now (at least 15 years, I think). My 2.5x scopes are used mostly in the lab or for quick “look-see” types of exams or study model impressions or other minor procedures. As I’ve aged and become more picky about my operative performance, I’ve been wanting more magnification. Designs for Vision recently developed a new line called “Micro EF” scopes. “EF” means Expanded Field. They are prismatic lenses, which allow for higher magnification and a larger field of view in a more compact scope package. So, you get higher magnification and a wider view in a lens that is lighter and smaller…. 50% smaller and 44% lighter, according to DFV.
Oh, what big teeth you have!
I made the jump from 3.5x standard DFV scopes to their new 4.5x Micro EF scopes. I’ll begin simply by saying, “WOW!” The difference in Continue reading