AdDent Microlux Mirror Accessory

Author : Dental Product Shopper
Published Date 02/01/2012
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AdDent Microlux Mirror Accessory

A unique mirror kit enhances the diagnostic power of Microlux.

The Microlux Diagnostic System from AdDent is a unique tool in the dental practice armamentarium that aids in the detection of posterior and anterior dental caries, calculus, root fractures, and periodontal disease. It also can be used to observe the progression of caries lesions, screen for oral cancer, and help locate the root canal orifice.

The Microlux optic light guide (available in 2 mm and 3 mm) focuses the unit?s high-output LED light for optimal visualization inside the oral cavity. The battery-powered unit is designed to be wiped down, and the autoclavable light guide also can be wiped down or cold- or heat-sterilized.

A Recommended Product

In 2009, 11 dentists and hygienists evaluated Microlux for Dental Product Shopper, giving the unit excellent ratings in patient comfort, staff satisfaction, and ease of use. One hygienist summed up her evaluation by saying, ?I love it! Every practice should have at least one!?

Microlux?s ease of use was rated as excellent by 6 evaluators, as very good by 4, and as good by 1. To visualize anterior proximal caries, the user places the probe on the labiocervical region of the tooth and examines the surface from the lingual using a mouth mirror. Posterior proximal caries can be seen by placing the probe on the bucco-cervical area. Light passes into the cervical region and then radiates occlusally. Caries appear as a dark shadow on the occlusal surface.

A Powerful Addition

Recently, AdDent introduced a 5-pack Mirror Kit that is compatible with the multi-purpose Microlux unit. The manufacturer describes the kit as unlike any other mirror kit on the market. The Microlux mirror is autoclavable and has a Rhodium-plated front mirror surface.

The power of this illuminated mirror is generated from the LED source in the Microlux unit. The mirror attachment slides easily into the unit, providing additional light and visibility in hard-to-reach areas of the mouth.

The addition of this affordable 5-mirror kit increases the diagnostic capabilities of the Microlux unit, allowing dental professionals to provide the best care to their patients.