Technology


Technology
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 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.
Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Milling (CAM) offer advanced treatment options through the use of the latest technology and materials. Treatment plans can be visualized and reviewed with the patient for a better understanding of the recommended procedures and expected results. Prosthetics can be designed using advanced computer 3D technology that can analyze the interaction of the new restoration with your facial structure.
The use of lasers in oral and maxillofacial surgery has brought about many great advancements. The use of lasers allows for procedures that are less painful, reduce the amount of tissue loss, and provide a reduction in bleeding. Our practice uses lasers to improve your experience in our practice allowing us to provide technologically advanced care.

Lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. When used for surgical and dental procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument. The procedures performed with dental lasers are minimally invasive and preferable to conventional surgery.

Other benefits of laser dentistry over traditional methods can include:

  • Reduced heat and vibration
  • Faster treatment time
  • Increased rate of retention
  • Fewer post-operative complications
  • Faster recovery and healing

Treatments performed with lasers include:

  • Reshaping of gum tissue
  • Biopsy or removal of soft tissue lesions and ulcers
  • Correction of ankyloglossia (tongue-tied)
  • Oral surgery and extractions
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, 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 it is better for you and the environment!
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 treatment.  The additional magnification and illumination allow them to work with great precision and see small details.  Some microscopes may be equipped with high resolution video and digital photography and enhance patient understand and perhaps even document treatment.
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 your information when needed for insurance records yet provides a secure filing system.
Oral cancer affects thousands of Americans yearly. We use the latest technology to detect changes in oral tissue consistencies and/or lesions. With early detection, cancer may be caught before it has time to spread, potentially saving lives.
Our office offers complimentary Wi-Fi for our patients use while visiting our office.