Absence of histologic signs of chronic inflammation following closed subgingival scaling and root planing using the dental endoscope: human biopsies--a pilot study.
The relationship between the presence of tooth-borne subgingival deposits and inflammation found with a dental endoscope. J Periodontol.
She became interested in endoscopic techniques in regeneration after working for a periodontist in 2000 who saw the potential in the dental endoscope technology.
"We may end up engineering a new dental endoscope entirely.
The dental endoscope was developed to facilitate visualization of the subgingival environment as an aid in diagnosis and non-surgical root debridement.
(9,10) Wilson, Carnio, Schenk and Myers found that histologic signs of inflammation were absent 6 months after a single course of closed subgingival scaling and root planing using the dental endoscope. (8)
Two dental hygienist examiners underwent training and calibration in use of a dental endoscope as an aid to improve periodontal health over conventional therapy.
I interviewed with several general dentists, most of whom had never heard of a dental endoscope
and had no desire to research the technology or utilize it in their practice.
The latest scaling and curettage instruments, loupes, and ultrasonic equipment are included, along with the new dental endoscope
. However, again, some of the citings have not been updated in this area.