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Innovating for life: Carl Zeiss delivers innovative visualization solutions in dentistry

By Dental Tribune Canada
July 06, 2012

For more than 150 years, Carl Zeiss has developed optical systems that make it possible to see things invisible to the naked eye. For more than 50 years, the name Carl Zeiss has been unmistakably linked to achievements in microsurgery. This expertise enables the company to provide innovative visualization solutions in the field of dentistry.

Optical systems from Carl Zeiss make even the most minute details and structures clearly visible, enabling you to enjoy brilliant, high-contrast and true-colour images.

Better vision is the key to better diagnostics and treatment quality.

  • OPMI pico, OPMI PROergo, EyeMag Loupes
  • OPMI pico: the world’s first microscope developed specifically for microdentistry.
  • OPMI pico: more unique innovations than other comparable systems, such as integrated video, MORA interface, integrated Xenon illumination as well as dedicated accessories such as FlexioStill and FlexioMotion.
  • OPMI PROergo: the world’s first and only fully motorized dental microscope.
  • OPMI PROergo: the only dental microscope to incorporate ergonomic innovations such as Varioskop, SpeedFokus and Free Float Magnetic Brakes.
  • EyeMag Loupe: reliable performance of the loupe systems — attributed to constant innovation, which includes multilayer optical coatings, integrated protective lenses, expanded fields of view and portable LED headlight illumination.

Unparalleled clinical experience with magnification
Within one year of apical surgery performed with a microscope, 98.8 percent of the cases were considered healed. The corresponding percentage of healed cases, treated without a microscope, yielded a success rate of only 44.1 percent.[1]
Complete healing rate for the root-end resection and retrograde preparation is significantly higher (91.1 percent) when using microsurgical techniques than that for teeth treated using traditional techniques (44.2 percent).[2]


Carl Zeiss commitment to innovation is confirmed by its investment of more than 12 percent of its revenues in research and development: Innovation is the primary engine of growth for Carl Zeiss, dedicating high investments in research and development.

Nearly 15 percent of employees at Carl Zeiss work in research and development: An above-average percent of the workforce is active in research and development.

Carl Zeiss submits two patents every working day: A patent application was submitted for more than 400 inventions. Based on all patents submitted by Carl Zeiss, it is one of the 15 most active applicants at the German Patent Office.

Almost 60 percent of Carl Zeiss revenues are driven by products launched in the last five years: Innovation is a term that is often used, yet not always for what it is intended.

Carl Zeiss is proudly a driver of innovation, generating almost 60 percent of its revenues with products introduced in the last five years.


Factory-trained and certified Carl Zeiss field service engineers provide nationwide coverage: These professionals are all certified support engineers with an average of 11 years of experience at Carl Zeiss Meditec.

Innovative service and online tools ensure immediate support and transparency: A "Self Help" online tool gives customers access to a huge knowledge base, including FAQs, all via the web. On request, the “My Product Profile” tool provides access to information such as warranty and service agreement coverage of all Carl Zeiss equipment.

Carl Zeiss Canada has a dedicated sales and service team to support customers across the country.

(Source: Carl Zeiss Meditec)

Note: This article appeared in Dental Tribune Canada Edition, Vol. 6 No. 1, February 2012. Figures as of fiscal year 2007/2008. A complete list of references is available from the publisher.


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