Hi-Tech Dentistry

Dentist in Hanover, PA

Our office employs many types of new technology.  These technologies benefit the patient by offering improved diagnosis and care.

Cone Beam Scanner

Cone Beam technology provides a digital tomographic 3D view of the patient’s area of interest.  A traditional x-ray is only two-dimensional.  With Cone Beam systems the doctor is able to get a full 360 degree view of the tooth and all surrounding areas.  The 3D Cone Beam scanner provides nearly limitless views of the teeth while using less radiation than traditional medical CT technology.  This new technology is fast, simple and painless, providing many wonderful benefits that were unavailable only a few years ago.

CAD/CAM Dentistry

Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Milling (CAM) offer advanced treatment options with less waiting time for a restoration.  Depending on the procedure(s) being performed, your dental restoration(s) may be able to be placed on the same day or next day instead of the usual wait of one to two weeks or more.  Using a special scanner, the office can take a digital impression without using traditional trays, improving patient comfort.  The restoration(s) is then designed using advanced computer 3D technology that can analyze the interaction of the new restoration with your other teeth.  A new crown can be milled out of a solid piece of tooth-colored composite material providing strength that may surpass that of many crowns produced in a dental lab.  Advancements in materials and technology have provided many options for great restorations that can both look great, provide superior strength compared to other restorations, and reduce the need for multiple visits to the office.

 

Velscope

We offer an easy, completely non-invasive way to thoroughly screen our patients for oral cancer.  This service is available to all patients in addition to the routine visual and palpation screening that our providers complete at your routine hygiene visit.

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 patient information when needed for insurance records while providing a secure filing system.

Digital Intraoral Cameras

An intraoral camera combines the latest video technologies with dental care. Both the patient and dentist can see detailed images of the teeth and mouth in real time.  With an intraoral camera, patients are able to better understand what is happening and review the status of their oral health.

Digital Caries Detection

With this latest technology, a UV light detects 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.

Soft Tissue Lasers

Soft tissue lasers are used for periodontal (gum) surgeries.  These lasers are more efficient, cause less discomfort, promote a faster healing time, and decrease the risk of infection, providing a better outcome. Click for more information on laser dentistry.

Digital Flat Screen Monitors

These television monitors are found next to every patient chair.  Patients can watch a movie or TV show.  Patients can also view their dental x-rays when speaking to the doctor about the findings for a better understanding of their oral health.

Wi-Fi

Our office offers free Wi-Fi for our patients use while visiting our office.

iPads

Our office offers iPads for our patients use while visiting our office.

Zoom In-Office Teeth Whitening

This in-office whitening treatment uses a laser to facilitate the whitening process and allows the dentist to customize aspects of the treatment to the patients needs.

Straumann Guided Implant System

Surgical guided implant placement system.

The Wand

An injection device utilizing a computer to anesthetize a tooth rather a whole area. Patient’s won’t have a numb tongue, lip or cheek and are able to go back to work or social event, able to speak and or eat, without waiting for the anesthetic to fade away.

Digital X-ray

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, so 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, digital x-rays are better for both the patient and the environment!