Digital x-rays reduce the amount of radiation needed as compared to film x-rays. The improved diagnostic capability of digital x-rays and the ability to view the x-rays on a computer screen allow the patient to better understand and follow treatment. Digital x-rays are instant, there is no longer a need to develop the film. Digital x-rays save time and increase patient care. It’s also a very green technology. By eliminating film, developer and chemical waste it is better for you and the environment!
The use of lasers in dentistry has brought about many great advancements. The use of lasers allows for procedures that are less painful, reduce the amount of tissue loss, and provide a reduction in bleeding. The use of a laser allows some procedures to be performed without the use of a drill or the need for a shot. Our practice uses lasers to improve your experience in our practice allowing us to provide technologically advanced care.
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
Using Electronic Medical Records our practice is able to quickly and accurately access patient information in order to provide the utmost in patient care. This helps to ensure patient confidentiality as well as reduce the need for paper. Using a digital format allows for quick access to your information when needed for insurance records yet provides a secure filing system.
iTero® Element 3D Intra-Oral Scanner
Our office has been using The iTero® Element 3D Intra-Oral Scanner for several years. This cutting edge piece of technology can be found in our Massapequa Park and Nesconset location. The scanner allows our orthodontic team to laser scan your mouth rather than take an impression. No more goopy impression material to make you gag. The scanner uses a laser wand only slightly larger than a toothbrush to take digital “photos” of your mouth with no radiation. The thousands of data points are “stitched” together to make a digital 3d model of your mouth.
This model allows the dentist to plan your treatment and individual tooth movements. It also allows you as the patient to see exactly what position your teeth are in and where they will end up. Compared to old fashion stone models the digital impression is more accurate and better.
The digital models can be used to make other custom appliances with much more accuracy than previously able. We are able to send the scan directly to the dental laboratory. When paired with Invisalign the power is truly unleashed. The digital model is sent directly to the company to plan where the orthodontic movements are and exactly what the final result will be. The aligners fit perfectly and apply pressure in the exact location and amount needed.
We are very excited to offer this technology to our adult and teen patients getting braces. We also, at times, use this scanner to create other oral appliances and plan for implants with our oral surgeon.
Laser Caries Detection
With this latest technology, a laser is used to detect cavities that are not yet visible to the naked eye. This technology enables dentists to practice minimally invasive dentistry by providing a better possibility of diagnosing this disease at an early stage.
Digital Flat Screen Monitors
These monitors are found on the ceiling above every patient chair. Patients can watch a movie or TV show. Patients can also view their dental radiographs when speaking to the doctor about the findings for a better understanding of their oral health.
Atari™ Gaming Consoles for Patient Use
A variety of Atari™ electronic games are available for patients to play when they visit our office for an appointment.
Our office offers free Wi-Fi for our patients use while visiting our office.