Our office employs many types of new technology. These technologies benefit the patient by offering improved diagnosis and care.
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 treatment. The additional magnification and illumination allow them to work with great precision and see small details such as calcified canals and fractures. The doctor 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”.
Digital x-rays reduce the amount of radiation needed as compared to film x-rays. The improved diagnostic capability of digital x-rays and the ability to view the x-rays on a computer screen allow the patient to better understand and follow treatment. Digital x-rays are instant, so there is no longer a need to develop the film. Digital x-rays save time and increase patient care. It’s also a very green technology. By eliminating film, developer and chemical waste, digital x-rays are better for both the patient and the environment!
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography provides a digital tomographic view of a patient’s area of interest. A traditional x-ray is only two-dimensional. With CBCT technology the doctor is able to get a full 360 degree view of the tooth and all surrounding areas allowing for a more thorough and precise diagnosis and treatment.
CBCT technology provides nearly limitless views of the teeth while using less radiation than traditional medical CT technology. This new technology is fast, simple and convenient, providing benefits that were unavailable only a few years ago.
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. Using a digital format allows for quick access to patient information when needed for insurance records while providing a secure filing system.
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.
Digital Intraoral Cameras
An intraoral 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, patients are able to better understand what is happening and review the status of their oral health.
Ultrasonic instruments use ultrasonic energy during endodontic procedures to allow greater precision and accuracy. They help in locating canals, removing obstructions from canals and increase the action of irrigating solutions to remove bacteria.