Dental Technology

Our office features the latest technology to help make your treatment as effective as possible. Let’s take a look at some of the technology we feature in our office and the ways in which it helps us help you.

The Intraoral Camera

 The intraoral camera is a tiny digital camera perched on the end of a small handheld wand. This camera allows the doctor to see your whole mouth and point out problems and treatment areas. The intraoral camera can take still photos or shoot live video, both of which appear on the patient monitor above your chair. The still photos are uploaded into your digital patient file directly, saving you time by going paperless. The tip of the wand and camera are covered by a disposable plastic sheath which ensures a sterile and comfortable examination.

The Digital X-Ray Sensors

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The digital x-ray sensor is one of the most common pieces of technology in any dental office. This machine allows us to take x-rays of your teeth and mouth in seconds. The Computed Dental Radiography (CDR) system in our office uses 90% less radiation than conventional x-rays. We also have the ability to magnify digital x-rays up to 300x their normal size and enhance or reduce the contrast in the x-rays as needed. Our staff can project your x-rays on the monitor in your room to go over them with you.

The Panorex X-Ray Machine

 Panorex X-Ray Machine

devin jones panThe Panorex X-Ray Machine is a special type of machine used to take panoramic x-rays, or an “orthopantomogram,” of your teeth, upper and lower jaw, sinuses and nasal cavity. A patient stands and holds the Panorex Machine while it rotates around their head. The painless process takes less than 30 seconds and the finished x-ray shows the entire area from ear to ear.

Digital Patient Charts

dentrixWe maintain digital charts on all our patients in our office. This entirely digital system allows us to track your treatment plan and progress, review past visits and examine x-rays and photos. Our system runs off a central server in our office, which means any changes we make are saved in seconds.

We can also email you a copy of your digital photos and x-rays for your convenience. This is yet another advantage of our all-digital chart system.

Isolite

isoliteIsolite is the only dental device that delivers continuous illumination, aspiration and retraction all in one comfortable, easy-to-use, time-saving device that makes isolation easy and provides uninterrupted access to your mouth. Isolite helps your dentist work safer, faster, brighter and drier.

Smile Reminders System

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We love our patients here at Blue Back Dental. That’s why we want to make sure you know the time and date of your next appointment when you leave us today. We know life can get hectic, however, and that’s why we utilize the Smile Reminders system in our office.

The Smile Reminders system gives us the ability to send you an email and/or text message reminder with the date and time of your next appointment a few days in advance. We can also send birthday reminders, dental specials and other announcements through Smile Reminders. You can change or stop these reminders at any time. We offer traditional, over-the-phone reminders for all our patients, too.