Your safety and comfort are of paramount importance to us! We use Dexis Platinum, which is the latest generation of digital imaging systems, to provide us with the most diagnostic images of your teeth possible while keeping your radiation dose as low as possible. We have this technology available for both individual x-rays as well as with our 3D panoramic system. In addition to the benefits to our patients, these systems are environmentally responsible since we no longer use chemical developer or fixer to develop x-rays; the images appear on our computer screens instantly!
We exceed all government recommended guidelines for sterilization and disinfection in our office. We use disposable products, shields, and covers whenever possible and all of our dental instruments (including handpieces and drills) are ultrasonically cleaned, wrapped, and sterilized after each and every use. We use a third-party vendor to monitor the effectiveness of our autoclaves in order to assure sterility. Ask any of our doctors or one of our team members if you have any questions or concerns about our sterilization protocols!
Your privacy is also important to us. We are using electronic medical records (EMR) so that your medical, dental, and financial records are protected and encrypted in our computer system. Any paperwork which has sensitive information will be shredded before it is disposed of.
One of the reasons many patients delay dental treatment is that they are anxious or afraid of the dentist. Relax! Our dentists understand your apprehension and will do everything in their power to make your experience in their office comfortable and pain-free! We offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) as well as numerous prescription medications that will reduce your anxiety both the night before and day of your procedures. Most importantly, our doctors will give you the time and care necessary for you to be comfortable before any procedure is started.