State-of-the-art Office Technology

In order to provide nothing but the best to our patients, our office uses state-of-the-art technologies 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 only the finest and most advanced in dental care. We proudly offer and use the following advanced equipment:

DIGITAL X-RAYS

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.

DIAGNOdent

diagnodentProviding the absolute best service to our patients is of the highest importance to our office. To aid in achieving this goal, we use a modern high-tech device called the DIAGNOdent. This small tool is a portable laser that allows us to detect cavities on the chewing surface of the back teeth that would have otherwise gone undetected by previous methods. Diagnosing cavities in the back of the mouth using traditional methods is difficult; studies even show that 50% of cavities are left undetected in these areas. However, the DIAGNOdent enables us to locate and treat these cavities, putting a stop to further decay. The laser is easy to use, harmless, and will alert us with an audible signal if it detects a cavity. It will even calculate the approximate size of the cavity so we can better plan treatment. By using this device, you can rest assured that cavities will be accurately detected and treated in their infancy. To learn more about this device, click here.

STA Single Tooth Anesthesia System

STA Single Tooth Anesthesia System is a state-of-the-art injection technology used to achieve more precise injections, improve drug delivery and materially enhance patient comfort levels. Computer-controlled, this precise delivery method allows a single tooth to be made numb, so the patient does not feel any effects in the lip or tongue. The system offers instant onset, so a dentist can begin treatment immediately. A large volume of drug can be administered, so effects will last as long as virtually any procedure.

ITERO

Itero is a next-generation digital scanning tool which greatly enhances the doctor's ability to serve the patient. With high-definition visuals and colorful imaging, the picture of your oral health has never been more clear. The reduced scan processing time and faster start up means your examination will be quicker than ever.

PAPERLESS CHARTING

Our office is a 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 on the most accurate and precise care to our patients. When needed, this method also allows us to quickly and securely share information with your other health care providers.

ELECTRONIC CLAIM PROCESSING

Our office utilizes electronic claims processing. This means that rather than sending your dental claim through the mail, it is sent electronically to your insurance company with the click of the 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. We are happy to submit your dental claims to your insurance company on your behalf.

INTRAORAL IMAGING

intraoral imagingWe 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 areas being worked on and are able to gain a better understanding of dental procedures being performed.

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE ROOM

Accessible examination room has features that make it possible for patients with mobility disabilities, including those who use wheelchairs, to receive appropriate medical care. These features allow the patient to enter the examination room, move around in the room, and utilize the accessible equipment provided. The features that make this possible are:

  • an accessible route to and through the room;
  • an entry door with adequate clear width, maneuvering clearance, and accessible hardware;
  • appropriate models and placement of accessible examination equipment
  • adequate clear floor space inside the room for side transfers and use of lift equipment.

Our altered examination rooms meet requirements of the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Accessible examination rooms have additional floor space to accommodate transfers and for certain equipment, such as our lift.

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