Magnification in the Operative Field of Dentistry: A Narrative Review

Priyanka Kamble *

Dental Surgeon, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


In dentistry, magnification is introduced by the dental loupes and the dental operating microscope. However its acceptance and application is taking time. It is essential for us to understand what is magnification and its relevance in operative field of dentistry. A dentist’s main purpose for investing in magnification, especially a microscope is usually for better precision. However, along with clarity they benefit from excellent ergonomics, patient communication tool and high intensity lighting. Magnification can change the quality of work in different branches of dentistry.

Keywords: Dentistry, magnification, loupes, surgery

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Kamble , Priyanka. 2023. “Magnification in the Operative Field of Dentistry: A Narrative Review”. Asian Journal of Dental Sciences 6 (1):202-10.


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