WORKING IN SOMEONE’S shadow can be a source of great career frustration. Working in your own. however, presents maddening complications for dentists everywhere. Practitioners should therefore give thanks that South Korean physician and engineer Dr. Kim Gichun has spent the last decade creating and perfecting the first shadow-free head lamp, according to a recent article in dental lifestyle magazine Incisal Edge.
Pure white dual beams of light from Dr. Kim’s dental head lamp (dr-kim.net: $1.199) scatter the shadows created by your instruments and hands to provide a beautifully clear environment, untroubled by shadow, that will improve your work and lessen your eyestrain. Dr. Kim’s newest model, the DKH-50 (shown here), lightens the physical load as well – made of featherweight plastic. it tips the scales at just 100 grams yet is as durable as your work ethic. It’s wireless, too; a pair of Eco-Batteries allow full freedom of movement and up to 12 hours of continuous work time with just a two-hour recharge.
An attachable light-source cap enables you to move between transparent. warm, red and daylight to suit your needs, and the multi-focus lens permits a work distance of anywhere from 20 to 100 centimeters. Finally, modular optics mean you can replace or adjust the corrective lenses as needed, and the lamp will accommodate an installable customized loupe or surgical telescope. It’s a head lamp with a bright future – and it’ll improve your working conditions beyond a shadow of a doubt.