Types of microscopes used for observing oral bacteria

Phase contrast microscopy is used for observation of oral bacteria including periodontal disease bacteria.

Phase contrast microscope is a biological microscope that can observe by converting the phase difference of light into contrast.

You can observe specimens close to transparent bodies without dyeing.


By using a normal phase contrast microscope you can observe bacteria in the oral cavity.


There seems to be a company specialized especially for dental clinics especially among them.

http://www.ptech.jp/pscope/(web site in Japanese)

http://www.ipona.biz/dentist/dentist.html(web site in Japanese)