The Technology

We have used ultrasonics for cleaning patients’ teeth since 1993. It is a power washer for your mouth! The ultrasonic cleaner is gentle and destroys the bacteria that live between the gum and the tooth. Our ultrasonic cleaners distributes vibrations to literally blast dental tartar, or dental calculus, off of your teeth using water.
Ultrasonic Cleanings
Air Abrasion is a process in which a fine, pressurized stream of aluminum oxide powder is used to remove small decay in pits and fissures of teeth. This allows us to remove just the decay without having to remove a lot of surrounding tooth surface.
Micro-dentistry is a new way to treat decay in teeth. The idea behind this technology is to remove as little of the natural tooth as possible while removing all of the decay.
We began using digital x-rays in our office in 1999. A digital x-ray allows the dentist to take an image of the tooth or teeth and put it into an imaging program. Within this imaging program, there are a number of tools that will allow the dentist to take a very close look at the teeth and surrounding structures with amazing accuracy. The digital x-ray provides nearly 80% less radiation than a standard x-ray.
The Panorex x-ray is a single picture of all your teeth and surrounding bones. Sometimes referred to as a single FMX, or full mouth X-ray, the Panorex provides a two-dimensional panoramic view of your entire mouth and jaw. This x-ray is a source of valuable information, as it shows the position of wisdom teeth, signs of jaw-joint problems, sinus problems, abscesses,
and receding bone levels caused by periodontal disease.
The intraoral camera is an amazing diagnostic tool for viewing different angles in the mouth that we would not have been able to just a few years ago. The camera gives us the ability to view the entire mouth on a monitor so that we can get a closer look at any potential issues or problems that may arise. In addition, the patient will have the ability to see for themselves first hand the same images we are seeing.
The Diagnodent helps detect dental caries at the earliest possible stage so that the most appropriate treatment can be presented to you. Diagnodent is a fluorescent laser that finds cavities which lie beneath the surface of the tooth. This advanced technology helps to preserve a greater amount of your tooth structure by uncovering dental decay before it progresses too far.
The velscope is an early oral cancer screening system. It allows us to accurately identify tissue changes below the surface of the gums and oral mucosa at the basal membrane layer before abnormalities become visible under white light examination. It uses Fluorescence Visualization (FV) technology. This technology is used in medicine as an aid in the detection of certain types of cancer.
The DentalVibe is a hand-held device we use to gently massage the dental injection site, while we are depositing anesthetic.  This VibraPulse technology, prevents too much anesthetic being placed too fast. This vibration blocks the transmission of pain during a dental injection.  A
buzzing noise, emitted by the DentalVibe handpiece, distracts attention from the injection also.
Air Abrasion and Micro Dentistry
The Wand is essentially a computer-controlled dental injection.  By using The Wand, our office can control the rate at which we apply the medicine and reduce the discomfort. The Wand looks like a small computer tower with a hand-held pen that deposits the anesthetic.  The Wand has
an audible “beeping” noise to also distract from the process entirely.
Digital X-rays
Panorex X-ray
Intraoral Camera
The Wand