Cari Vu Camera
CariVu™ is a compact, portable caries detection device that uses patented transillumination technology to support the identification of occlusal, interproximal and recurrent decay and cracks. When used together, a radiograph, a transilluminated image and an intra-oral photo provide a comprehensive picture of the health of a patient’s tooth. Since transillumination can show lesions in the beginning stages, using CariVu during routine prophylaxis can aid the hygienist in identifying questionable areas early on and decide on a course of preventive care.
Have you ever wanted to see your mouth up close? Now you can see what we see while your examination is in progress. With the use of an Intra-oral camera your dentist can transmit a full-color picture of your teeth and gums onto a television or computer screen. The image is magnified almost 40 times its size to allow for better diagnosis. Most importantly, intraoral cameras allow patients to participate in co-diagnosis and better understand any dental problems that their dentist may find.
Our ProSelect Scaler utilizes ultrasonic waves and warm antibacterial solution to clean patients teeth. Ultrasonic waves help to break down calculus minimizing need for scraping Ultrasonic waves are also known to kill bacteria on contact. Warm antibacterial solution is delivered below the gum where bacteria colonizes and disinfects the area promoting faster healing. Using warm solution from a self-contained reservoir minimizes patient sensitivity and prevents possible water line contamination.
Our office is using new technology called Computer Digital Radiography. This technology allows for the same quality of x-rays to be taken with 90% less radiation exposure to the patient. In addition, CDR allows for better diagnosing because the image can be enlarge up to 400 times its size allowing dentist to see things which were previously too small for a human eye.
Computers in each treatment area
Traditionally, computers may have been found at the front desk and used exclusively for accounting purposes. In the past few years, however, computers have moved into patient treatment areas and play an integral role in patient treatment. With our Dentrix Computer System we are now able to computerize all our patient records. Our "paperless" dental office not only saves trees but also ensures the most efficient customer service dentistry has to offer. Your personal and dental records are protected because all access is by password only. Your appointments can be scheduled and questions answered right in the treatment area eliminating another stop at the check-out counter. All insurance billing as well as benefits and eligibility verification is streamlined due to our electronic claim transmission and on-line insurance access. Even your medical history is computerized ensuring your safety and well being. Patient education and wealth of dental information on the web can be accessed right there in the treatment area allowing us to present your options to you clearly. Our charting and treatment planning module allows us to document your dental condition, treatment options, fees, insurance coverage, x-rays and intra-oral photographs and print a copy of the record for your future reference. The best part of all this, is that is saves us a lot of time - the time that we can spend catching up with you!