Technology

Medical Technology
Our office employs many types of new technology.  These technologies benefit you by offering improved diagnosis and care. 

3D Limited Field Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT):

The CS 9000 3D scanner provides a detailed three-dimensional, digital tomographic image of the area of interest.  It is fast, simple and completely painless.  Our CS 9000 3D provides very detailed three-dimensional digital tomographic images of the jaws to show areas of interest with less radiation when compared with medium and full field of view CBCT units. Cone Beam technology provides a 3D view of the patients mouth and jaw.  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.  This new technology provides many wonderful benefits that were unavailable only a few years ago.  A localized small field CBCT limits radiation while allowing focused three-dimensional assessment of odontogenic and non-odontogenic lesions, canal morphology, and anatomy prior to treatment.

Intraoral Digital Radiography: 

All radiographs are taken with digital sensors, providing instant viewing on our computer monitors while significantly reducing radiation levels compared to film-based x-rays. Because these images are digital, they can be enlarged and enhanced to help in the diagnosis and treatment of your tooth. These images are archived in your dental record, and can also be e-mailed to your referring doctor. It’s also a very green technology.  There is no longer a need for film, developer and other waste.  It’s better for you and it’s better for the environment!

Dental Surgical Microscopes:

Specialized operating microscopes are used during all phases of your endodontic treatment. The Endodontist is able to more accurately diagnose and treat the patient using a dental surgical microscope. Magnification and specialized illumination enable us to see small, often missed details, such as calcified canals and fractures. Using the best possible microscopes means that the doctor is able to get a detailed look at the work they are doing.  This allows us to work with great precision as we provide your treatment.  Using endodontic microscopes during both non-surgical and surgical procedures helps transform the potential outcome from “good” to “excellent.”

Apex Locators:


These are instruments that can electronically help determine where the end, or terminus, of the root is located. This is most critical in successful endodontic therapy.

Ultrasonics Handpieces:

These devices help in locating canals, removing obstructions from canals and in cleaning canals.

Electric handpieces and Nickel-titanium instruments:


Nickel-titanium files used in an electric handpiece with speed and torque control results in more control in cleaning root canals and have helped to revolutionize endodontics. They have greater flexibility than the standard stainless instruments, allowing more efficient cleaning and shaping of the canals. These instruments are able to follow the different curves and bends that are encountered. This will allow for more complete removal of bacteria and any debris that accumulates in canals.

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