TECHNOLOGY


Our office employs many types of new technology.  These technologies benefit the patient by offering improved diagnosis and care.

Cone Beam Scanner

Cone Beam technology provides a digital tomographic 3D view of the patient’s area of interest.  A traditional x-ray is only two-dimensional.  With Cone Beam systems the doctor is able to get a full 360 degree view of the tooth and all surrounding areas.  The 3D Cone Beam scanner provides nearly limitless views of the teeth while using less radiation than traditional medical CT technology. This new technology is fast, simple and painless, providing many wonderful benefits that were unavailable only a few years ago.

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Digital X-ray

Digital x-ray’s reduce the amount of radiation needed as compared to film x-rays while providing superior diagnostic capability.  The improved diagnostic capability of digital x-rays and the ability to view the x-rays on a computer screen improves the patient’s ability to understand and follow treatment.  Digital x-rays are instant, there is no longer a need to develop the film as the images display directly on the computer screen.  It’s also a very green technology.  There is no longer a need for film, developer and other chemical waste.  It’s better for you and it’s better for the environment!

Microscopes and Imaging

The use of specialized operating microscopes means that the doctor is able to get a detailed look at the work they are doing during all phases of your endodontic treatment.  The additional magnification and illumination allow them to work with great precision and see small details such as calcified canals and fractures.  The Endodontist is able to more accurately diagnose and treat the patient using a dental surgical microscope to improve the potential outcome of the treatment from “good” to “excellent”.  Further, some microscopes may be equipped with high resolution video and digital photography allowing the doctor to enhance patient communication and document treatment.

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

Using Electronic Medical Records our practice is able to quickly and accurately access patient information in order to provide the utmost in patient care.  This helps to ensure patient confidentiality as well as reduce the need for paper.  By incorporating digital x-ray technology the amount of radiation is also reduced as is the need for film and processing chemicals.  Digital x-rays save time and increase patient care, while decreasing radiation levels as compared to film.  Using a digital format allows for quick access to your information when needed for insurance records or per your request yet provides a secure filing system.

Digital Intra-oral Cameras

An intra-oral camera combines the latest video technologies with dental care. Both the patient and dentist can see detailed images of the teeth and mouth in real time.  With an intraoral camera, you are able to better understand what is happening in your mouth and review the status of your oral health.

Ultra Quiet Electric Handpieces

These handpieces provide less vibration and noise than traditional dental drills. Not only are they quieter, but also more efficient in tooth preparation making dental procedures shorter and more manageable.

Soft Tissue Lasers

Soft tissue lasers are used for periodontal (gum) surgeries. These lasers are more efficient, cause less discomfort, promote a faster healing time, and decreased risk of infection, providing a better outcome.

Ultrasonic Piezo Electric Handpieces

Ultrasonic Piezo Electric Handpieces are designed to be used with specialized tips allowing the endodontist to provide conventional root canal treatment and endodontic surgery with precise control that may not be able to be done with traditional dental drills.

Digital Flat Screen Monitors

These television monitors are found next to every patient chair. Patients can watch a movie or TV show. Patients can also view their dental x-rays when speaking to the doctor about the findings for a better understanding of their oral health.

Wi-Fi

Our office offers free Wi-Fi for our patients use while visiting our office.

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