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Enhanced Visualization in Periodontal Therapy: A Clear Picture of Better Patient Care

Course Number: 653


The use of magnification and enhanced visualization techniques during the provision of periodontal therapy may provide significant benefits to patients and practitioners. There are several barriers to utilization, including potential costs and training as well as the increased treatment time associated with some of these technologies. The advantages include improved visualization and clinical outcomes as well as decreased risk of musculoskeletal injury for practitioners. The ideal clinical scenarios for each enhanced visualization technology are yet to be not fully identified, but these techniques may be valuable to allow for patient education, self-appraisal, and improving outcomes in practice.