There is no better place to use magnification
than in the practice of dentistry. Micro-dentistry
involves the use of a dental microscope designed to
allow Dr. Luizzi to be able to view the most microscopic
amounts of decay under high magnification. It also
allows him to be extremely conservative in the amount of
disease removal from the tooth. Today, teeth can be
restored by removing only the diseased parts of the
You’ll notice that we
did not say “drill” decay from a tooth because Dr.
Luizzi frequently uses an Erbium laser to focus a very,
very fine beam of light to remove diseased tooth
structure. These techniques frequently require a
dramatic reduction in numbing of the area.
The marriage of the
microscope to magnify up to 24 times and the precision
and “fineness” of the dental laser results in the
ability to keep a tooth for a lifetime.
The art of dentistry is
based on precision. The naked human eye is capable of
distinguishing fine detail but is no match for what can
be accomplished when an image is sharpened and enlarged.
The dental microscope and other forms of magnification
fill that need.