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How to improve clinical practice with dental microscope solutions from Leica Microsystems

Video excerpts from the live presentation of Prof. Sleiman during IDS 2019 in Cologne, Germany

Excellence in dentistry: Prof. Sleiman talks about the most important features for good imaging during his dental procedures using a Leica dental microscope. For instance, a large depth of field and a powerful illumination are very important to correctly identify details, colors, and shapes inside an access cavity.

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Key Learnings

Prof. Sleiman presents several clinical cases from routine to complex procedures, and describes how the Leica dental microscope supports him in his clinical practice, such as:

  • Finding more canals
  • Dealing with calcified canals
  • Removing posts
  • Removing separated instruments
  • Microsurgery
  • Complex Cases

Finding more canals, case I

This video shows how an authentic visualization with true colors helps to improve the identification of the root canal access. 

Reading the dental map correctly to find more canals.

Finding more canals, case II

See how important the depth of field is for preparing the root canals properly, especially in cases with cavities having limited access. 

Finding more canals, case II: Preparation of root canals.

Treating calcified canals

A calcification is always a critical challenge during the preparation of a root canal. The enhanced microscopic view enables a very precise treatment and helps to avoid the risk of damages, such as a perforation.

Treating calcified canals during root canal preparation.

Post removal, case I

An accurate post removal requires a high magnification and a strong illumination to allow precise surgery in narrow cavities.

Accurate post removal in narrow cavities. 

Post removal, case II

See how  Prof. Sleiman performs the removal of a "butterfly" post in this video.  A brightly illuminated field of view and great depth perception are key to accurately remove separated or broken posts.

Post removal, a difficult butterfly post case.

High precision microsurgery: Treatments to save teeth, case I

See how Prof. Sleiman removes posts and infected bones, in order to perform a retrograde preparation afterwards.

Case with a deep post and amalgam infection causing bone damage.

High precision microsurgery: Treatments to save teeth

In this case with infected bones, caused by a failure of the bone grafting, Prof. Sleiman removes the infected parts and performs a retrograde preparation with high accuracy, using the M320 dental microscope from Leica Microsystems.

Treating a bone graft failure.

Complex cases

Using a dental microscope provides numerous advantages when dealing with complex cases in endodontics, e.g. when removing separated instruments.
An accurate visualization of the operating field with true colors, good depth of field, and high magnification allow for precise and successful treatment. In this case, Prof. Sleiman removes separated instruments and performs retrograde microsurgery with an apicectomy.

Complex cases: removal of separated instruments.