is a computer-aided design and ceramic restoration
system that allows us to create permanent restorations
in our office. That means we can design, fabricate,
and place an incredibly esthetic ceramic restoration
in a single visit!
CEREC® is a registered trademark
of Sirona Dental Systems.
Digital x-rays can now be taken using sensors that transmit the
image directly into a computer monitor. This larger
image helps the patient understand the doctor's
explanations more easily and enables the doctor
to "zoom in" on a specific area of the
tooth. An important advantage to this new technology
is that it reduces the amount of radiation by
400%. Digital x-rays are also faster. The digital
image only takes a second or two to appear in
the monitor. In addition, this new technology
is friendly to the environment since no chemicals
are needed for developing the image.
Pocket-sized Zap Styla delivers power and better
patient care. Diode lasers are becoming a standard
in dental care because of their affordability
and effectiveness. Among the best values in dentistry,
Zap Lasers affordable soft-tissue diode
lasers have been leading the charge in this movement
for more than 10 years. Now, with the availability
of its new Styla MicroLaser, Zap is poised
to revolutionize laser dentistry once again and
deliver the benefits of laser dentistry to even
more dentists and patients.
OralCDx represents a breakthrough in oral cancer
detection, a test that will allow you and your dentist
to improve the prognosis of a disease that has remained
unchanged for the last 50 years.
OralCDx is the first computerized brush biopsy system.
It allows dentists to quickly, painlessly and reliably
detect oral cancer in its earliest, most easily treatable
Originally developed as part of the Star Wars
missile defense program, the OralCDx computer system
includes a neural network-based image processing system
specifically adapted to detect abnormalities unique
to oral brush biopsy samples.
cavitron is an ultrasonic scaler. Power scalers do
a more thorough job in less time. This results in
significantly decreased scaling time and healthier,
cleaner teeth and gums. Hand scalers require repetitive
scraping movements and are restricted to adaptation
of only one or two sides of the instrument. In comparison,
all four sides of a power scaler can be adapted, because
the device moves in an elliptical motion. This comes
in handy when removing stain and deposits from behind
and between the teeth. Ultrasonic scalers are more
effective in removing stain as well. The ultrasonic
vibration helps control oral bacteria by breaking
down the cell wall of the bacteria. The water used
to cool the cavitron then helps to rinse away bacteria,
stain and debris.
Our intraoral camera uses a tiny
fiber-optic wand to easily take enlarged, vivid images of the inside of your mouth. This allows us to detect decay and cracked teeth in their earliest stages, thus requiring the least amount of treatment and better prognosis. We are also able to screen for oral cancer and detect changes at onset.
An advanced air polishing cleaning technology
which uses air/water/pumice to gently remove stains and dental plaque
while at the same time polishing the teeth.
For In-Office whitening, we utilize Dash.
Dash is a more affordable alternative to
other types of in-office whitening. Dr. Ringland can whiten your teeth for about 1 hour using a
unique 30% hydrogen peroxide formula.
Multi-Media Patient Education
Our treatment rooms are equipped
with state-of-the-art patient-education DVD systems.
If you are uncertain about a particular procedure,
we will be happy to play the DVD video segment
New technology in veneer fabrication
allows us to perform dazzling transformations
with minimal surface preparation.