Our office employs many types of new technology. These technologies benefit the patient by offering improved diagnosis and care. An effort was made to design and construct our office to minimize our energy footprint on this planet. Lighting is by LEDs or high efficiency T5 fluorescents, the linoleum and porcelain tile are LEED certified, the reception counter is made of recycled glass and concrete, and the evacuation system is waterless. Doctors and staff usually commute to work on the LRT or by bicycle.
CBCT Kodak 9000 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 360 degree view of the tooth and surrounding areas. The 3D Cone Beam scanner provides improved views of the teeth in many cases 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. This service will be discussed with you if the dentist feels it is appropriate in your care.
Dexis and Kodak Digital X-ray (Radiographs)
Digital x-ray viewing reduces the amount of radiation needed compared to film x-ray viewing. The improved diagnostic capability of digital radiography and the ability to view images on a computer screen allow the patient to better understand and follow treatment. Digital radiographs are instant, there is no longer a need to develop the film. Digital radiographs 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!
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 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 and to improve the potential outcome of the treatment. Further, some microscopes may be equipped with high resolution video and digital photography allowing the doctor to enhance patient communication and document treatment.
Electronic Apex Locators
“EAL” helps minimize the number X-rays normally taken to determine the length of roots in teeth when doing root canal therapy.