Dr. Michael Wenzel, DDS, Medicine Hat, AB
“I think the CJ-Optik FLEXION is an incredible microscope. All of the essential components and accessories are included, and you’re set up right away to take amazing still images and video (be prepared for a learning curve, however; microscope photography is a new world!). There is also a learning curve with performing treatment through a microscope, so having all the right components for success is very important. This includes a variable focus lens, which allows you to focus the scope with a knob instead of having to move the scope up and down. This component comes standard with the FLEXION and shortens the learning curve drastically.
The movement of the FLEXION is excellent; it is very nimble and as such makes a great scope for the general dentist who wants to do restorative and surgical work in addition to endodontics. My absolute favourite feature is the light diaphragm, which is not present in most (if not all) other scopes on the market. It allows you to dial down the diameter of the “circle of light” that the scope emits on the patient without altering the intensity of the light. I rarely ever need the full diameter of light the scope provides, so I almost always have it dialed down as to prevent light from shining in my patients’ eyes.
Microscope LEDs are super bright, and patients will comment if it gets in their eyes. I have two different scopes now; whenever I am doing anything in the upper anterior, I will only use the FLEXION for this reason alone. If I use my other scope, the light is in their eyes for the entire appointment, even with protective sunglasses. Overall, it is a fantastic scope and if I could do it all over again, I would buy it again. Highly recommend.”