Auto Appointments Reminders
Society has made so many advances in communication in recent years—why not utilize that for appointment reminders? As dental offices go digital, reminders can go beyond the written cards or personal phone calls that are prone to human error. Systems are becoming computerized and automated, providing patients timely reminders through email and sometimes text messaging too.
Ask our staff at the front desk about the options we provide so that we can set up a reminder system that is most convenient for you.
While dentists are trained to detect cavities in a variety of ways, poking and prodding--even x-rays--don’t catch everything.
Intraoral cameras, cameras about the size of a pen, help dentists see the condition of teeth and gums more clearly. This advanced technology allows us to zoom in on small diseased areas, cracks, chips and worn metal fillings to provide a more detailed view. The full-color images are sent to a computer screen, making it easy to see and diagnose dental problems much earlier than with traditional dental technology. Patients are also able to watch the whole process because the images are displayed on screens in treatment rooms.
Cavity Detection Technology
While dentists are trained to detect cavities in a variety of ways, poking and prodding—even x-rays—don’t catch everything.
Diagnosing cavities in the back of the mouth using traditional methods is difficult; studies even show that 50% of cavities are left undetected in these areas. However, today ’s technologies enable the location of these cavities to put a stop to further decay. Snoop ™ is a new technology that stains infected areas in just 10 seconds. This dye detects caries in hard to see places and is more accurate than water-based formulas. Snoop is completely safe and helps us detect and treat cavities before they become a real problem.
Feel free to ask us about more about Snoop™.
Many offices utilize electronic claims processing. This means that rather than being sent through the mail, a dental claim is sent electronically to an insurance company with the click of a button. We can submit information more efficiently and with fewer errors. This benefits patients because the turn-around time on claims is faster, and fewer claims are returned or denied.
We are happy to submit your dental claims to your insurance company on your behalf. Please let us know if you have any questions about the e-claim process.
OraVerse & Anesthetic Reversal
OraVerse is a new medical technology that allows doctors to reverse the effects of anesthetics, bringing patients back to normal sensation twice as fast. Ask us about what OraVerse can do for you!
Paperless charting means more efficiency and more accuracy. An office that has “gone digital” records x-rays and charting with the aid of the computer and keeps all patients’ dental records electronically. Additionally, it cuts back on paper use. With traditional paper charting, information can be lost in translation from doctor to hygienist to assistant. Even handwriting differences and coding make the charts look different. The computer eliminates this problem by standardizing charting methods, making it easy to understand dental charts, view up-to-date information and keep records accurately. When needed, this method also allows dental offices to more easily share information with other healthcare providers.
If you have any questions in regards to your records with us, please let us know.
X-rays are a focused beam of x-ray particles that pass through bone to produce an image on special film, showing clearly the structure through which it passed. This creates the familiar black and white images doctors and dentists use to diagnose problems and diseases. Without an x-ray of the whole tooth and supporting bone and gum tissues, there would be no way to detect infection or pathology that requires attention.
Digital radiography uses an estimated 40-90 percent less radiation than conventional film x-rays. Digital x-rays use a digital image capture device rather in place of traditional film, sending an image immediately to a computer. The result is a highly detailed image of the mouth, and its contrast and resolution can be enhanced to more easily diagnose dental problems and determine the very best treatment for each case.
X-rays are an integral part of diagnosis and approved for periodic use in comprehensive exams. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.
3D Cone Beam
3D imaging is an incredible improvement on the traditional x-ray. First and foremost, it dramatically decreases the amount of patient exposure to radiation. As its name implies, 3D imaging also provides more accuracy and efficiency in monitoring growth and detecting dental problems. The digital images capture the entire mouth and jaw from every angle. Popular 3D imaging systems include iCAT, CRANEX and GALILEOS.
Feel free to ask us any questions about our imaging systems during your visit.