The extent to which technology is incorporated into a patient’s care conveys an important message about a dental practice. We are dedicated to staying informed on the latest developments in the field and using the most innovative technology available to give you the best dental experience possible.
Furthermore, access to technology improves your treatment from start to finish and touches on every aspect of your care, from evaluation to intervention.
The proper use of technology ensures your comfort and optimal treatment results. If you would like more information about the types of technology used in our practice, keep reading or contact our office and speak to one of our knowledgeable team members.
Use Of Technology In Screening And Evaluation
Beginning at your first appointment at our practice, new patients will benefit from our commitment to using modern technology in their care. The following tools help us with your evaluation and treatment:
- iTero digital impressions (no more “goop” in your mouth!)
- Intraoral camera
- Velscope® oral cancer early detection screening
- Digital intraoral x-rays
- DIAGNOdent and NIRI (near infrared) cavity detectors
These tools are useful for Dr. Nathanson as well as you. For example, digital x-rays can be easily manipulated to view the targeted area from multiple perspectives. They also expose the patient to less radiation than traditional x-rays.
Similarly, intraoral cameras give Dr. Nathanson enlarged digital images of areas that are hard to see clearly by means of visual inspection alone.
The use of technology to diagnose oral diseases can have tremendous advantages for your health. DIAGNOdent and NIRI can help to identify cavities in obscure areas so that they can be treated before they get too large and require an extensive restoration.
In the case of oral cancer screening, Velscope can actually save a patient’s life by diagnosing early stage malignancies before they have the chance to spread to surrounding tissues, when the prognosis is much poorer.
Use Of Technology In Treatment
The types of technology used in your treatment help us to maximize your comfort and obtain the best possible treatment outcomes. Here are just a few examples of the technology we may include in your treatment:
- Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
- Waterlase iPlus
CBCT imaging can give Dr. Nathanson a unique three-dimensional image to use in treatment planning for more predictable results.
For patient comfort, dental lasers like Waterlase iPlus are highly effective in replacing drills or scalpels in certain dental and surgical procedures while reducing discomfort and recovery time. You may not even need anesthetic when this instrument is being used.
For times when anesthesia is needed, the DentalVibe is a unique tool that uses gentle vibrations to reduce the discomfort associated with any necessary injections.
Our Practice’s Commitment To Adopting Innovative Technology
Dr. Nathanson is dedicated to staying informed about the latest technological developments that enhance and improve dental care. Not only is this evident in the technology you will see around our office, but Dr. Nathanson also pursues continuing education opportunities that support these initiatives.
If you have any questions about the use of technology in the assessment or treatment of your case, please don’t hesitate to ask. We will be happy to educate you on the benefits of these tools and how they improve your care.