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  • MagnaVu A New Standard of Living for the Dental Professional
  • MagnaVu
    • Introduction
    • Statistics
    • Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD)
    • Mechanisms Leading to MSD
    • Prevention of MSD – MagnaVu
    • Additional Benefits of MagnaVu
  • Introduction
    • 1960's were years of transition in dentistry
    • Dentists realized that it was healthier for them to work sitting down, with the patient in a reclining position to better access the oral cavity
    • Four-handed dentistry, sterilization and other technological advances are now the standard of profession
    • Heavy workloads, ergonomics, predispositions and equipment selections are key factors today in determining a dentist’s wellbeing
    • Posture and ergonomics are fundamental in the
    • prevention of musculoskeletal disorders
  • Statistics
    • 75% of dentists and hygienists suffer from musculoskeletal disorders that affect occupational health and the quality of practice life
    • MSDs are the leading reason for early retirement among dentists
    • 29.5% of dentists cut their career short because they are in pain
    • Source: 1997 Study, The Institute of Dental Ergonomics
  • Statistics
    • 70% of dental students experience chronic musculoskeletal pain by their third year of dental school *
    • Main contributing factor to MSD is working posture: stretching, reaching, leaning and awkward movement patterns, which cause dentists to move out of neutral alignment of the body
    • Equipment selection, muscle weakness, debilitation, training techniques, work habits and workload have all been blamed for poor seating posture in dentists
    • Back and neck pain is one of the leading causes of lost work time, second only to the common cold
    * January 2005 Study, Journal of the American Dental Association
  • Statistics
    • 271 students from all four years at the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry were included in this study, an overall response rate of 85 percent.
  • Defining Musculoskeletal Disease: … a disorder of the muscles, tendons, peripheral nerves or vascular system not directly resulting from an acute or instantaneous event (e.g., slips or falls)
    • The most common MSDs result from prolonged static postures in dentistry including:
    • Chronic low back pain , referring into the hip, buttock or one leg
    • Tension neck syndrome , pain between shoulder blades, possible tingling or numbness in one arm or hand
    • Trapezius myalgia , pain, tenderness and muscle spasms in the upper trapezius muscles
    • Rotator cuff impingement, pain in the shoulder on overhead reaching
  • Mechanisms Leading to MSD
    • Work in front of and below the operator’s eye level leads to a forward head and rounded shoulder posture
    • Forward-head-and-rounded-shoulder posture also increases forces on the upper neck muscles and spinal vertebral disks
    • Low back strain is a common diagnosis among workers who must sit in a slightly flexed forward position
    • Under normal conditions, damaged tissue is repaired during rest periods, but in dentistry, damage often exceeds the rate of repair due to insufficient rest periods
    • To protect the stressed area from further injury, the body uses another part of the damaged muscle to maintain the body position
  • Mechanisms Leading to MSD
  • MagnaVu Magnified Video Dentistry Founded by a group of leading innovators in Dental Imaging products who saw a need to provide dentists a more modern solution that would allow both dentists and staff to perform most dental procedures from a correct, heads-up, more relaxed posture position , similar to medical surgery.
  • MagnaVu
    • MagnaVu
    • can reduce aches and pains, reduce eyestrain, and allow you to produce more and improve the quality of care provided to your patients.
  • MagnaVu
    • MagnaVu  allows you to view high resolution, highly magnified images on a flat LCD video display from a more natural, upright posture. In fact, the versatile MagnaVu could actually replace most cameras, microscopes and lights currently being used in the operatory.
    • MagnaVu can reduce aches and strains, prolonging dental careers and improving lifestyle by eliminating the need of twisting and bending.
  • MagnaVu - Magnification
    • Fully adjustable custom lens system
    • Choose the desired optical magnification
    • level from 1X to 23X
    • View images 400 times larger than normal
    • Look down a root canal, be positioned for
      • quad dentistry, display an entire arch
      • for hygiene procedures, or pull all the way
      • back to take beautiful smile and full face
      • images
  • MagnaVu – Depth-of-Field
    • Incredible depth-of-field
    • Up to 4" depth-of-field
    • Everything in the mouth can be in
    • focus at the same time.
    • Depth perception is no longer an
    • issue
  • MagnaVu – High Res Video Images
    • Produces clear, precise images
    • Quality and confidence needed when performing Magnified Video dentistry
    Highest resolution digital color CCD camera chip available
  • MagnaVu – Recording or Archiving
    • Images or live video may be recorded onto a VCR, DVD recorder, or saved into a PC
    • Ideal for
    • Archiving images or procedures for liability
    • purposes
    • Communicating with patients (send a video home
    • with the patient)
    • Teaching and training
  • MagnaVu – Reverse Image
    • “ Reverse" or "Mirrored" image switch
    • Located on the scope
    • Allows you to see things the way you
    • want
    • Work with either a direct or a mirrored
    • image
    This makes using the MagnaVu a snap to learn !
  • MagnaVu – Cool Bright White Light
    • Powerful, white LED lights that are extremely bright and cool to the touch
    • Beam spread is ideal for working on a single tooth
    • or an entire arch
    • 8,000 hour bulb should last between 5 to 7 years
    • 4 settings with the lowest designed for use while
    • working with curable materials
    • Most users remove and replace their current
    • operatory light with the MagnaVu scope and light
    • combo
  • MagnaVu – Versatility
    • Can take the place of most dental cameras, scopes, loupes, and operatory lights
    • Many procedures can even be done without a
    • mirror - imagine MIRRORLESS DENTISTRY
    • Can actually save you money by replacing many
    • different imaging devices used in dental
    • operatories
  • MagnaVu - IntraOral Camera
    • MagnaVu can replace many IntraOral Camera Systems ….
    • May they
    • REST IN PEACE !!
  • MagnaVu – Ease of Use
    • Combination of MagnaVu's amazing optics and the shadow
    • free light produces an environment that will allow you to
    • provide a higher level of care to your patients
    • Easy to position scope arm allows for a 46" vertical
    • adjustment and has a 72" reach
    • Does not require alot of space
    • Light weight arm can be folded up flat into an area no
    • largerthan 32"
    • Can be used with, or without a computer
  • MagnaVu – Infection Control
    • All parts easily cleaned, protected
    • or disinfected
    • Removable clear lens cover that can be cleaned or replaced when needed
    • Camera and lens assembly can be covered with a disposable barrier (All wrap) and standard disposable light handle covers can be used
    • Entire assembly can be wiped off using disinfectant wipes
    • Sealed LCD display can be sprayed down and wiped with a soft cloth or disinfectant wipe sheet
  • MagnaVu – Short Learning Curve
    • MagnaVu simply enhances your viewing, your dentistry techniques remain the same!
    • Learning curve for the MagnaVu is actually very short, usually two to four weeks
    • Allows you to do most of your procedures without bending over or using a mirror
    • MagnaVu just becomes another set of eyes for you
    Most offices start using the scope under low magnification for simple procedures and to inspect the work performed. After a week or two, 50% of procedures are done with MagnaVu and after four to six weeks, most offices work up to 80%.
  • MagnaVu – Increase Production
    • Staff can now see exactly what is done in a procedure and will soon be able to anticipate your needs and better assist
    • Since a mirror is no longer used for most procedures, time is not wasted keeping it clean
    • When working off of the LCD display, a dentist can hold the suction and drill at the same time and perform a procedure without the aid of an assistant – this could be handy in an after hours emergency
  • MagnaVu – Improved Patient Care
    • Magnification will allow you to see details possibly unseen before
    • Use the higher levels of magnification for inspection and quality control
    • Freeze images for patient education or record entire procedures and hand them to the patient
  • MagnaVu – Solutions
    • Available in many different configurations to fit your practice
    • Units may be added by simply clamping onto a counter top, permanently mounting them to the side of a cabinet or wall or ceiling mounting to assemblies
    • Most installs have removed the current operatory light fixture and replaced it with our scope / light combo arms
    • A mobile cart solution is also available
  • MagnaVu is the Solution
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