Dentists diagnose and treat problems with a patient’s teeth, gums, and other parts of the mouth. They provide advice and instruction on taking care of teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health.
It is important that dentists be able to see well when treating patients and many types of examination lighting are used to create the most beneficial environment. While all dentists will use a light of some type, Oral Surgeons may prefer to wear a headlight or to use a larger procedure light for their work.
While commonly used by endodontists, dental microscopes are becoming more commonly used in general dentistry. Higher focal powers and better ergonomics enhance their use and provide a much more comfortable working environment for dental professionals.