Live WebinarOrthodontic Oral Hygiene
20 Aug 2019, 08:00 PM EST (New York)
Jackie Dorst BS RDH, John K. Weaver DMD
Orascoptic’s research and development team, led by Matt Oren, recognized a need for a headlight that provides a more uniform light beam, but is also lightweight and comfortable. This need arose from the fact that previous headlights available on the market could be deficient in one or more aspects, according to the company. They may exhibit poor light uniformity and/or unacceptable color separation at the edge of the light beam, the company said. In addition, some surgical headlights may be too heavy, awkward or uncomfortable for the clinician, the company said.
Knowing that clinicians consider size, weight and ease of adjustment when selecting a headlight for use in procedures, Orascoptic set out to create a solution by way of an improved design and resulting product.
“With this Orascoptic-exclusive technology, clinicians can flood oral and surgical sites with a more uniform distribution of light, using an optical design that is lighter weight than before,” said Oren, who is head of research and development. “It’s a win-win.”
The full patent is posted online, at https://patents.google.com/patent/US10107483B2/en.
Each Orascoptic loupe is custom-made with meticulous precision at its headquarters near Madison, Wis., built to the unique facial geometry of the individual clinician, according to the company. With high quality optical materials and design, Orascoptic is able to deliver optimal resolution and light transmission edge-to-edge across the viewing field, according to the company. Combined with revolutionary innovations in integrated lighting and adjustable magnification, Orascoptic is proud to offer a portfolio of products that enable clinical customers to thrive, the company said.
“We remain steadfastly committed to investing in innovation to advance the leading edge of design in the field of surgical loupes and headlights,” the company said.