Orascoptic RDH EliteEdge Loupes and Endeavour Headlight
by Bethany Montoya, RDH
While there are many things about me that are far from perfect, one thing I’ve always been able to depend on is my eyesight. In hygiene school, I remember reps visiting our class and letting us test-drive magnification loupes, but as a full-time student with no income and two young children at home, it just wasn’t something I could comfortably afford. As the years passed, I told myself that if I was able to practice for as long as I already had with my natural eyesight, there was no sense in getting loupes this late in the game. When I began to notice some right shoulder pain from reaching up to adjust my overhead light multiple times each working day, I thought if anything, I might like to invest in a headlight.
This past July, while attending RDH Under One Roof, I stopped by the Orascoptic booth...
As dental professionals, we work in a small darkish environment dealing with very tiny things. But although magnification helps us see what the naked eye or even the eyes wearing reading glasses can’t see, without better illumination, we cannot see what we need to render planned treatment or help identify things that need treatment.
Changing loupes during procedures is an interruption for dentists and a distraction for patients. If you’re tired of changing loupes between patients or procedures because you need a different magnification, the Orascoptic EyeZoom might be just what you’re looking for.
It’s easier to try to prevent our bodies from experiencing chronic pain than it is to try and heal them from it. The action items below describe preventative measures that any dental hygienist can take to alleviate and ideally prevent pain.