Addent’s Microlux DL diffused light guide is attached to the multi-purpose Microlux handpiece housing a LED light source to give you a handy, pocket sized easy-to-use adjunct tool for oral cancer screening.
To be used in conjunction with a traditional visual and tactile clinical examination. The exam is performed by a Dentist, Clinical Dental Technician, Hygienist, Dental Therapist or health care provider to increase discovery of abnormal lesions found on the soft tissues of the oral environment that warrant either monitoring for change or referring to an oral specialist for further evaluation/ a second option.
Following a clinical examination where suspicious lesions/ patches are recorded the adjunct screening then takes place;
1. Over head lights are dimmed (special goggles can be purchased for surgeries where lights can not be dimmed to ambient).
2. Patient rinses with PRO-C, a 1% acetic acid oral cleanser, light raspberry flavoured clear rinse, patient expectorates rinse. This rinse simply dries the mucosa ready for the light to penetrate down to the base membrane
3. Patient can either rinse mouth with water to remove any taste or leave as is. The clinician can dry the mucosa with air or gauze to reduce excess glare.
4. Proceed to exam oral cavity with Microlux DL using a systematic approach, documenting any further findings/ suspicious lesions/patches.
5. Decide that there is noting to document, document but monitor for change following the removal of possible irritant and book a follow-up appointment in 6 weeks or document, take intra-oral photogragh and send for referral/ second option to help identify abnormality.
• Autoclavable Diffused light guide, handpiece can be disinfected with a disinfection wipe
• High output L.E.D
• Battery Operated 2x AAA
• Portable and easy to use
• Protective Sleeves optional
• Helps to identify oral mucosal abnormalities quickly by seeing abnormalities more demarcated and clearly.
1. General Dentistry A. Assists in detection of caries. This technique is especially helpful for location of caries which may be blocked on x-ray due to existing fillings. B. Locates supra and sub gingival calculus. C. When composite removal is required, locates residual composite material which appears darker than surrounding tooth structure.
2. Prosthodontics A. Location of the dentino-enamel junction in crown preparations. B. Location of fractures in teeth and porcelain jackets.
3. Endodontics A. Location of the root canal orifice. B. Detection of broken instruments in the root canal. C. Location of root fractures.
4. Periodontics and Dental Hygiene A. Useful as an auxiliary light source during periodontal surgical procedures. B. Assists in detection of sub gingival calculus. C. Helps demonstrate decay and calculus directly in the patient’s mouth and is a valuable aid in patient motivation. D. Oral hygiene instruction and routine screening procedures by the hygienist or assistant.
5. Oral Surgery A. Aids in detection of soft tissue lesions when used with DL Light guide and oral cleanser B. Location of bone chips and fractured root tips. C. Generally useful as high intensity auxiliary light.
6. Orthodontics A. Location of proximal caries when teeth are banded.
7. Pedodontics A. Diagnosis of crown fractures in traumatic injuries.