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Dental Technology

In addition to green dental technology, Dr. Cathy Santone and Dr. Megan Dietz appreciate the ease and increased comfort other advancements in dental technology have provided, as we strive to create a positive dental experience for each patient.

iTero Digital Scanner

Our advanced iTero digital scanner allows our dentists to obtain high-quality three dimensional imaging of your teeth and gums. This eliminates the need for messy trays that come with traditional impression techniques. Equipped with Near-Infrared Imaging (NIRI), it can also help visualize interproximal decay—which occurs on the areas of neighboring teeth where they contact one another—without the need for x-rays. Annual scanning of patients also serves as a diagnostic tool in determining the progression of enamel loss (likely due to teeth grinding) and gum tissue loss (also known as recession).

As an added benefit, the crisp, detailed impressions taken using the iTero scanner can often be used to digitally simulate the outcomes of cosmetic treatments like Invisalign®, giving patients a better idea of what their results can look like!

Biolase® Ezlase 940

The Biolase® ezlase 940 is a cutting-edge example of laser dentistry that uses a specific wavelength to perform certain therapeutic goals. Now without the use of a scalpel, Dr. Santone and Dr. Dietz are able to perform dental procedures for patients without the heat, vibration, and pressure associated with the more traditional methods.

Our dental laser is in a compact form that looks like an iPod and it is easy for our team of highly-trained doctors and hygienists to perform the following procedures:

Intraoral Camera

The Dental Intraoral camera allows Dr. Santone and Dr. Dietz to educate their patients with a close-up assessment of their dental concerns, as well as the procedures required to correct them by providing a dentist’s eye view of the patient’s teeth and mouth. For our dentists, the intraoral camera is a great way to show patients how their mouth and teeth change over time, while documenting teeth position and general wear and tear. The intraoral camera is completely optional for patients that would rather not get the close-up view.

NOMAD™ Handheld X-rays

NOMAD™ Handheld X-rays are an advanced imaging technology that simplifies your X-ray experience. Now, you can have X-rays taken in a manner that is faster and more convenient. These devices provide our team with a clearer view of your teeth and gums, allowing us to more extensively detect any potential concerns and ensure your dental treatment is as effective as possible. With less radiation emitted, NOMAD™ Handheld X-rays can also minimize the impact of your exposure. Utilization of these devices, in combination with our method of processing X-ray images digitally, can decrease waste, eliminate the handling of harmful chemicals, and provide comprehensive benefits to the environment that align with our values as a green practice. Advantages of NOMAD™ Handheld X-rays include:

This is an innovative system that can make your treatment more effective and environmentally-friendly by producing clear images and allowing for a convenient, no-hassle X-ray experience.

Green Practice

In addition to procedural dental technology, our dental office employs the latest dental software that accurately tracks each patient’s dental health to further streamline the overall dental experience, while adhering to up-to-date privacy guidelines. In an effort to remain environmentally-conscious, our green dentistry office is paperless, and provides patients alternative methods to fill out their dental health history, including on an iPad in the dental office, or in the comfort of their own home via computer.