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INTEGRATION OF TECHNOLOGY AWARD
Dr. Amy Walker selected the top of the line equipment for her office. The Anthony Chamber of Commerce recognized this achievement and presented her with the 2013 Integration of Technology Award.
CEREC uses CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, incorporating a camera, computer, and milling machine to make a patients crown. The dentist uses a special camera (scanning device shown to the left) to take an accurate picture of the damaged tooth. The optical impression is transferred and displayed on a color computer screen, where the dentist uses CAD technology to design the restoration. Then CAM takes over and automatically creates the restoration while the patient waits. Finally, the dentist bonds the new restoration to the surface of the prepared tooth. The whole process get done in one visit! This option is great for patients who take off work for whole or half day increments eliminating the second "seat crown" visit. (If patients prefer shorter multiple appointments we are happy to accommodate with a second appointment.)
This new isolation system allows for more comfort during dental procedures. It provides a safer environment for the patients especially children. It offers illumination to the entire mouth while the doctor is working while providing a rest for your jaw and a place for your tongue to rest comfortably. No more large suction tube!
These x-rays make the pictures available for viewing within seconds on a computer monitor. No more waiting on developing x-rays and significantly less radiation!
Medical forms are completed an iPad or via e-mail ahead of time if a patient prefers to do so. (Paper forms are still available for patients that prefer that method too!)
ELECTRIC HANDPIECES (DRILLS)
The electric motor is quieter and creates less vibration than a traditional air-driven drill.
ROTARY ENDO (Root Canal Technique)
Root Canals are performed by a torque controlled drill instead of by hand using the latest technology in disinfecting and sealing the root canal chamber. This method reduces the time needed to clean and shape the canals.