Magnification in endodontics: A review of its application and acceptance among dental practitioners

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Abstract

The application of magnification devices in endodontics is mainly meant for visual enhancement and improved ergonomics. This is crucial especially when long hours are spent in a narrow operating space to treat obscure microanatomy. Nevertheless, application of magnification in endodontics has yet to be introduced into the mainstream practice due to various influences in behavioral patterns. By conducting an extensive literature search in the PubMed database, this narrative review paper depicts the present state of magnification devices, their applications within the endodontic practice, factors that influence their usage, the advantages, and shortcomings, as well as the significances of magnification in the field of endodontics. This review paper will encourage clinicians to employ magnification in their practice for improved outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)610-616
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Dentistry
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018

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Keywords

  • Endodontics
  • lenses
  • magnification
  • optics
  • photonics
  • visual acuity
  • visual AIDS

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  • Dentistry(all)

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Magnification in endodontics : A review of its application and acceptance among dental practitioners. / Low, Jun Fay; Mohd Dom, Tuti Ningseh; Baharin, Safura Anita.

In: European Journal of Dentistry, Vol. 12, No. 4, 01.10.2018, p. 610-616.

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