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OUR TECHNOLOGY

 

 

 

Early adopters of new dental technology, improves your comfort, enhances quality and provides you with a better dental experience.

Solea Laser

The miracle we’ve all been waiting for is here: Solea. Now available to you, Solea is a powerful dental laser that replaces the dental drill in the majority of procedures in our practice. It causes virtually no pain, vibration, or noise. In fact, nearly every patient skips anesthesia because they just don’t need it. Solea is our way of keeping you happy. Because more than anything, we love to see you smile.

What is Solea?

Solea is the first CO2 dental laser system cleared by the FDA for hard and soft tissue procedures. It was developed in Boston, Massachusetts by Convergent Dental, based on research conducted at the University of California School of Dentistry. Solea offers a unique wavelength guided by sophisticated computers to deliver virtually painless dental procedures for both teeth and gums from simple cavity prep to complex surgeries. Not only is the laser virtually painless, it is also vibrationless and noiseless. The experience is so unique that you will find it hard to believe you were just at a dental appointment.

Why Solea?

The majority of hard- and soft-tissue procedures in our office are done with no anesthesia, and soft-tissue procedures are done with virtually no bleeding. Blood-free and anesthesia-free procedures represent a major leap forward in dentistry, as we are able to execute multi-quadrant dentistry, fillings on the fly, and soft-tissue procedures in a single appointment. What does that mean for you, our patient? You are now able to receive the care you need in a fraction of the time—and pain—you were accustomed to from traditional drills. Solea is also far less invasive than using a traditional handpiece, which makes healing time following a procedure much shorter. When patients have anesthesia they typically leave the office with that numb feeling still prevalent. With Solea, you are able to go right out to lunch or back to work without that numb sensation following your appointment. Solea is truly changing what it means to go to the dentist.

For more information on Solea, please visit convergentdental.com.

Multimedia Patient Education

We love questions and want our patients to ask and understand all of their choices.  Our patient education system is intended to fully inform you about dental condition, potential options to restore your dental health, alternatives treatments and long term maintenance.  Patient education allows you to be fully informed about your treatment options and choose what’s right for you, not just what we say.

Digital X-Rays

These digital x-ray sensors reduce your radiation exposure by as much as 90% over that of traditional film and are developed within seconds.

Patient Communications Software

Keeping in contact with you so you don’t miss your preventative care is extremely important to us.  Keeping you out of the chair for treatment is done best when we received regular checkups and preventative rather than restorative treatment.  Since we know how busy life can get and how full your schedule can become, we have invested in Lighthouse systems.  This is a wonderful appointment reminder feature.  You can decide on what works best for your busy life.  You can choose to receive your appointment reminder via email, text messages, phone calls or even traditional postcards. We know preventative care is the best way to keep your teeth and reduce costs, so it was important to us to make it easy to remember.  It even gives you the chance to provide us with feedback, which we love and appreciate, at the end of the appointment with a patient survey system.

Sirona Cerec 3D

The CEREC CAD/CAM System is intended to save you the time of having return for a subsequent dental visit and decrease the length of time the tooth is unsealed with a temporary, which can reduce irritation to teeth.  The 3D scanning technology and materials we use also provide a top quality, which saves your money and tooth structure long term from decreasing replacement frequency. Crowns, Veneers, and Onlays typically take two dental visits to complete. However, with the Cerec Cad Cam system, these procedures can be done in one visit producing instant results. A Cerec restoration can give you a natural match to the rest of your teeth, and the composite materials used by NW Distinctive Dental are of top grade.  Just ask and we would be happy to show you the Distinctive Dental Difference.