Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
Our practice utilizes the J. Morita Cone Beam CT, which is considered the best technology currently available to provide highly accurate 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of endodontic diseases. Dental lesions and structures that are NOT VISIBLE with standard 2-D IMAGING (regular x-rays) are often SEEN CLEARLY with 3-D CBCT. This highly accurate 3-D imaging allows us to detect tooth anatomy, root canal systems, signs of infections, bone, sinuses, and surrounding structures in 3-dimensions with minimal radiation to the patient. It is a powerful tool in the diagnosis and treatment of many successful complex endodontic cases that otherwise would have been recommended for extraction. With the J Morita cone beam CT technology in our office, our practice is committed to saveyour teeth by providing innovative and high-quality patient care.
Zeiss Surgical Microscopes
The introduction of the surgical operating microscope within the last three decades has revolutionized the field of endodontics and allowed endodontists to perform root canal procedures easily, comfortable, and faster for our patients. We have invested in the very best quality surgical microscopes by Carl Zeiss. The Zeiss OPMI Microscopes provide unparalleled magnification and illumination for our surgical procedures so each root canal therapy and examination is seen in such a high magnification levels that details and fine structures are clearly visible. Our high success rate depends on seeing the tiniest of details inside your tooth, as you cannot treat what you cannot see. We continue with our commitment to quality patient care by incorporating high quality photography and video into our microscopes to document your condition and procedure with clarity and detail.
Recent advances in ultrasonics have improved the efficiency of endodontics. We use ultrasonic instrumentation in combination with the operating microscope to safely locate and treat difficult canals which may have been previously untreatable.
Loud sounds from a dentist’s drill can be distressing to many patients and can make our bones to quiver at the sound of it. That is why we selected the quietest hand-pieces so that you can barely notice the drill is on. This is just another detail we focus on in order to give you the best experience.
OUR OFFICE USES ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY TO AID IN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, GENTLE AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENT, WHILE DELIVERING
AN EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE FOR PATIENTS.
Dental radiographs (x-rays images) allow us to see dental structures we cannot see with our own eyes. Dental radiographs enable us to detect cavities, see signs of infection, determine bone level, and analyze the condition of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are instrumental in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is minimal. We utilize Digital Imaging Technologies within the office to provide quality patient care and experience. We use the Nomad handheld dental X-ray system, which is the most advanced systems on the market today. Its lighter weight and cordless design improve dental radiography speed, convenience and efficiency. The unit emits about 1/3 the radiation of a standard wall mount x-ray units. We use XDR X-ray sensors for the highest quality digital images instead of conventional x-rays resulting in about 90 percent less radiation exposure and more efficient treatment. Digital imaging allows us to easily take, store and transfer images to your dentist, other specialists or insurance companies to streamline your care.
Cinemizer movie goggles by Carl Zeiss
A TV on the wall/ceiling is nice but it can be distracting or difficult to watch during treatment. That is why we use Cinemizer, a video goggles made by Zeiss to enhance our patients’ comfort and experience. The Zeiss’ Cinemizer video googles offer a completely immersive video experience while getting root canal therapy. Patients may select a movie from our list when they first check in. The goggles serve as eye protection as well as movie screen as if you were in a private movie theatre. This video system may help reduce anxiety by visually removing patients from the clinical surrounding and fully immerse in a video. Depending on the type of movie selected, the entertainment and distraction offer by the Cinemizer can virtually transport patients to a place that can be more relax, comfortable, calm and peaceful. A trip to our office is becoming more like going to the movie matinee or watching a private screening.
We use TDO Software as it is considered the best endodontic software available. It is used to manage all patient records and information and has comprehensive modules that make our office paperless, a great convenience for our patients and referring dentists. The website integration allows our patients to securely access the site to complete the medical history and consent forms online before their appointment. The software allows our referring dentists to make referral and receive their patients’ reports and imaging through secured HIPAA compliant portal right after the patient is seen. This technology enables us to diagnose and treat our patients more efficiently and to communicate more effectively with both the patient and referring doctor that is secured and HIPAA compliant.
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