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DENTAL TECHNOLOGY

 

 

Digital X-Rays     Paperless Charting     Appointment Reminders   Intraoral Imaging    

Electronic Claim Processing       Telescopic Loupes          Cerec Machine      Gemini Laser

                

In order to provide nothing but the best to our patients, our office uses state-of-the-art technology in all our procedures. These new technologies allow us to treat dental cases with extreme precision, detect dental concerns at early stages, and provide stunning and customized restorations. When you visit our office you can be confident that you are receiving the finest and most advanced in dental care. We proudly offer and use the following advanced equipment:


DIGITAL X-RAYS

X-rays are a focused beam of x-ray particles passed through bone which produce an image on special film, showing the structure through which it passed. This provides the familiar black and white images doctors and dentists use to diagnose problems and disease. Without an x-ray of the whole tooth and supporting bone and gum tissues, there would be no way to detect infection or pathology that requiers attention.

In our office we use digital radiography which allows us to take x-rays using up to 90% less radiation than conventional film x-rays. Using this technology, we are able to take an x-ray of your mouth by using a small sensor which records the image of your teeth and sends it to a computer. The result is a highly detailed image of your mouth that can easily be enhanced to better diagnose dental concerns and determine the very best treatment for each case.

Within our office we have both a Panoramic and CT Scan Machine. The Panoramic machine is used for imaging before some oral surgery cases, while the CT Scan is used primarily for Dental Implants. Back to Top

PAPERLESS CHARTING

Our office is a completely digital (paperless) dental office. This means all x-rays and charting are made and recorded with the aid of the computer. This technology allows us to maintain your dental records electronically, and cuts down the unnecessary paperwork used with traditional paper charting. Traditional paper charting is difficult to keep standardized from doctor to hygienist to assistant. Even handwriting differences and coding make the charts look different. The computer eliminates this problem by using consistent charting methods that are accurate and precise, making it easy to read your dental  chart and see up-to-date information. Digital charting standardizes the charting process so it is clear, easy to understand, and enables us to provide the most accurate and precise care to our patients. When needed, ths method also allows us to quickly and securely share information with your other health care providers.     Back to Top

AUTOMATED APPOINTMENT REMINDER

We use an automated appointment reminder system that will send an email and/or a text message to your mobile phone two days prior to your scheduled appointment time to remind you of your appointment. Please read the message carefully and follow the prompt to confirm your appointment. If you do not respond to the message, our office staff will contact you to confirm your scheduled visit. If you are not home, a message will be left on your voicemail. Failure to notify our office of a cancellation may result in a charge. See our Office Policy for more information.  Back to Top

ELECTRONIC CLAIM PROCESSING

As a courtesy to patients, our office utilizes electronic claims processing. Rather than sending your dental claim through the mail, it is sent electronically to your insurance company with the click of a button. By filing your claim electronically, information is submitted more efficiently and with fewer errors. This benefits our patients because the turn around time on claims is faster and fewer claims are returned or denied. Back to Top

INTRAORAL IMAGING

We use small cameras about the size of a pen, called intraoral cameras, to help clearly see the condition of your teeth and gums. With this advanced technology we can zoom in on small diseased areas, cracks, chips, and worn metal fillings with extreme precision. The full-color images taken with the intraoral camera are sent to a computer screen so we can clearly see and diagnose dental problems much earlier than with traditional dental technology. Because images are displayed on our screens, patients will also be able to see the area that will be worked on and are able to gain a better understanding of dental procedures being performed. Back to Top

TELESCOPIC LOUPES

The Dentist performs most of their dental procedures while wearing a pair of funny looking glasses called surgical telescopes. These powerful glasses have magnifiers on them, allowing the dentist to see fine details that would go unnoticed to the naked eye.
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CEREC MACHINE

Our office has recently installed CEREC equipment, which provides for on-site creation of natural-looking ceramic restorations - in a single visit. We use a digital intraoral camera to take an optical impression of the damaged tooth, design the appropriate restoration using CAD software and mill tooth-colored ceramic within the office quickly. There's no need for a temporary or return visit. And there are no messy impressions. (For more information please visit our CEREC page) Back to Top

Gemini Laser

Our office has recently incorporated the use of our Gemini Laser into everyday procedures. Some of the procedures that it is used in are: 

  • Biopsies
  • Frenectomy
  • Lingual Frenectomy
  • Exposure of unerupted teeth
  • Gingival troughing for crown impressions
  • Gingivectomy
  • Gingivoplasty
  • Hemostasis and coagulation
  • Implant recovery
  • Abscess incision and drainage
  • Tissue retraction
  • Crown lengthening
  • Pulpotomy
  • Treatment of canker sores 

Our hygienists also use the laser during deep cleanings to promote healthy gingiva. To do this they use the laser to remove any diseased, infected, inflamed, and necrosed soft tissue within the periodontal pocket. Back to Top