Technology


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

Digital X-Ray


Digital x-ray’s reduce the amount of radiation needed as compared to film x-rays while providing superior diagnostic capability. The improved diagnostic capability of digital x-rays and the ability to view the x-rays on a computer screen improves the patient’s ability to understand and follow treatment. Digital x-rays are instant, there is no longer a need to develop the film as the images display directly on the computer screen. It’s also a very green technology. There is no longer a need for film, developer and other chemical waste. It’s better for you and it’s better for the environment!


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. By incorporating digital x-ray technology the amount of radiation is also reduced as is the need for film and processing chemicals. Digital x-rays save time and increase patient care, while decreasing radiation levels as compared to film. Using a digital format allows for quick access to your information when needed for insurance records or per your request yet provides a secure filing system.


Automated Appointment Reminders


We use an automated appointment reminder system allows us to reach our patients using text, email or landline phone call messaging. This system differentiates between mobile and landline numbers so each patient is contacted in a way that is convenient and appealing to each individual parent. Reminders are sent out two to three days in advance of your appointment, and confirmation can be done in the privacy of you r own home at your convenience. Using this system, your child will never get lost or fall behind on their dental care.


Smile Reminders Newsletter


Our Smile reminders system provides our patients via email educational articles or topics that are pertinent to your child. This system allows us to be in contact with you any time, any day, which is extremely useful if there’s inclement weather or an opening available at a desired time. Additionally, it allows you to participate in our “appreciation” contests, where your child can win anything from movie tickets to I-Pads!!


E Claims


eClaims (Electronic Claims) software simplifies the insurance claim process. eClaims is the ONLY electronic claims program that allows providers to create a claim, validate it, and send it electronically directly from our practice to your insurance company. eClaims reduces rejected claims so you get paid faster!


Telescopic Loupe


These are powerful glasses worn by the dentist which have magnifiers on them, allowing the dentist to see fine details that would go unnoticed to the naked eye. These loupes are identical to those used in microsurgical procedures in operating rooms.


Diagnodent


A DIAGNOdent is an instrument used by a dentist to aid in the detection of caries when needed. The DIAGNOdent pen is a hand-held laser caries detection aid. Even very small lesions and incipient caries can be detected, enabling the dentist to protect and preserve the tooth substance. It is ideal to help dentists confirm the precise location of a carious lesion prior to restorative treatment if there is a question. Due to fluoridation, caries have gone “underground”. While helping to improve the oral health of many Americans, fluoridation has resulted in harder tooth enamel. Incipient (early) caries lesions that once began on the tooth’s surface have now migrated below the surface. The device’s ability to see into occlusal pits and fissures enables dentists to treat sub-surface caries lesions with confidence. The Diagnodent is safe. It uses light energy-no X-ray exposure and poses no danger to staff and patients. It is a painless, non-invasive way to examine teeth.


Guru Teaching Aids


Guru Software transforms dental education by opening new connections between you and your child’s dental treatment. Guru presents award–winning education solutions that get attention and help prepare patients to understand and any necessary treatment. Guru also has a kid-friendly educational series that reviews oral hygiene and cavities, which will leave a lasting impression on your child for months after his/her appointment.


Safety


We are compliant with the highest level of sterilization and infection control standards and regulations, and enroll in a voluntary annual review of OSHA standards and guidelines. You and your child’s safety are our utmost concern!


Patient amenities


Parents can enjoy Wi-Fi while the children view a favorite movie in our mini-theater. For the tweens and teens, a wall of video games including Xbox, Wii and Touch-Screen games are available for their enjoyment. Try our crane game, where everyone is a winner!