Paperless charts are another way of describing our computerized management system. All of your information, from treatment history and health information to digital radiographs and photographs is stored electronically and can be accessed by Dr. Scott and her team instantly. Your visits are more efficient thanks to this advancement in organization. And, it uses far less paper materials than traditional files. This also helps the environment.
Digital Radiographs (X-Rays)
Digital radiographs are a technological advancement that results in far less radiation for our patients and an almost instantaneous picture for the dentist. Unlike traditional, film-based radiographs, digital radiographs can be enlarged to show more detail and can be archived in our system for future reference and comparison. You will appreciate a more comfortable visit with less waiting and quicker treatment. We are pleased to offer the NOMAD machine for our digital xrays and this link shows how the NOMAD has less radiation than ambient air!
An intraoral camera lets you see inside your mouth during both treatment planning and dental procedures. Our intraoral camera displays your teeth on a video screen, allowing Dr. Scott to walk you through your proposed treatment. The use of this camera allows us to work with you as a team to meet your dental care goals. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss your treatment options with you. We want you to picture how your appearance will improve with dental care, giving you all the more reason to smile.
Drills have been the traditional choice to remove tooth decay, but with Air Abrasion, decay can be removed with a powerful burst of air – no drills necessary! Wherever possible, Dr. Scott prefers to treat decay as conservatively as possible.
Air abrasion generates no heat, sound, pressure, or vibration, and leaves more of your tooth intact. Don’t let a fear of drills keep you from a necessary dental procedure. Ask us about Air Abrasion.
Auto Appointment Reminders
To better serve you, Holistic Dental Associates offers auto-appointment reminders to our patients via email, text and/or phone call.
CAD/CAM stands for Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing. It is a technological breakthrough that has aided dental professionals in creating porcelain dental restorations in a matter of seconds. This computer program first goes into effect by taking 3-D images of the patient’s teeth and gums. These images allow our team to design dental restorations that are specific to each patient’s teeth and gums. Our skilled dentist then takes the information and process it into a sculpting machine that recreates the design.
CAD/CAM dentistry makes the process of making dental restorations quick in a matter of minutes. Instead of patients waiting days or weeks to get dental restorations made, patients can now restore their teeth in the same dental visit. Patients no longer have to get temporary dental restorations because of the amount of time saved by CAD/CAM dentistry. Not only does CAD/CAM dramatically decrease the waiting process, but it is proven to be more precise in shape, fit, and color.
If you’ve previously received crowns at the dentist, you may remember the process requiring at least two dental visits over a two or three week period. CEREC™ is a technological system that allows for the fabrication of all-ceramic tooth restorations in a single visit. Many restorations require several visits to the dentist, but with CEREC’s™ system a natural-looking restoration, that has many of the properties of natural teeth, can be custom created for you in less time assuring you of a more comfortable dental experience. This precise and efficient technology saves you valuable time and gives you your dazzling smile faster than ever before. Talk to us about receiving a same day crowns.
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Oral DNA Test
Did you know that nearly 75% of Americans over the age of 35 are suffering from some form of periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease not only causes dental issues such as bad breath and tooth loss, they also have a direct connection to heart disease, diabetes, stroke and certain types of cancer.
The good news is Holistic Dental Associates can help! With a simple swab of your cheek we can find out the details of the oral bacteria in your mouth. We are then able to quickly and precisely diagnose and treat your gum disease!
Good oral health is vital to your overall health. Don’t wait! Ask us about how you can help prevent periodontal disease and potentially life threatening health issues in the future.
The following is a list of reasons why your insurance claims should be filed electronically: