Technology & Office Features
- Digital radiography has the advantage of providing images with minimal radiation exposure. With digital x-rays, patients are exposed to 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays.
- Digital images may be enhanced and enlarged to provide a better image for diagnosing caries and other abnormalities.
- Our digital panoramic machine allows us to visualize the growth and development of the upper and lower jaws and teeth while using minimal radiation. It also assists in diagnosing infections, pathology and tooth abnormalities.
- With a high resolution imaging sensor, our panoramic machine also allows us to detect cavities on children unable to tolerate traditional intraoral radiographs.
The Isolite is a dental isolation system that suctions water and saliva, provides a mouth rest, and retracts your child’s tongue and cheeks. This provides your child a more comfortable experience and allows the dentist to work more expediently. Better isolation allows for better and more predictable dentistry.
- Each dental chair is equipped with advanced LED lights, which provide a precise light pattern that stays out of your child’s eyes, eliminating the discomfort or anxiety that may result from a very bright light. Additionally, cool operation of the LED lights means no ambient heating from the overhead dental light.
- Each dental chair is equipped with its own smart LED TV. This allows each child to select their own movie, television show or music to enjoy while receiving their dental treatment.
- Our play area is equipped with iPads and other fun and educational games.
- All our patient charts are contained within an electronic health record system. In addition to being able to review dental charts and radiographs at any computer within the office, the doctor is able to access your child’s records off-site in case of an emergency after business hours.
- Patient records are fully encrypted to protect the privacy of our patients.
- Our office goes beyond the current standard of sterilization for all our dental instruments by using hospital-grade (Class B) sterilizers. (Most offices only use class A, which is the current requirement.)
- Each dental unit’s waterline is a self-contained water system using a reservoir that attaches directly to the dental chair’s waterline, rather than plumbed from the existing municipal water supply. This allows us to ensure the quality of the water used for your child.
- While we do not routinely place amalgam (“silver”) fillings, we occasionally have a need to remove them. An amalgam separator will ensure that amalgams, which contain trace amounts of mercury, will not find their way into the office environment.