Dental Technology Used At Your New Westminster Dentists
Digital Intraoral and Extraoral Cameras
Obtaining digital images of our patients’ mouths facilitates a better and more comprehensive treatment planning process. Each of our operatories is equipped with computer monitors that allow us to easily show you exactly what we are seeing. Our patients achieve a more thorough understanding of any problems that may exist, and gain an appreciation for why specific treatment is recommended.
Using markedly less radiation than traditional films, digital x-rays minimize the risk of exposure to our patients. Digital x-rays can be viewed on a computer screen immediately for quick and easy diagnosis. These, too, can be shared easily with our patients and play an integral role in the treatment planning process. Because the images are loaded directly onto our computers, we are able to transfer the files easily to other offices in the 123 Dentist network and elsewhere.
3D CT Scanner
At Newest Smile Dental, we have a 3D CT Scanner that enables us to evaluate intricate anatomical structures prior to complicated extractions, sinus lifts and implant placement. They also provide a great alternative for acquiring x-rays for patients with small mouths and/or prominent gag reflexes.
VELscope Oral Cancer Screening
One of the latest advances in dentistry, the VELscope Oral Cancer Screening System makes it possible for dentists to identify unhealthy soft tissue within the oral cavity. While a biopsy is needed to determine the nature of the abnormality, the VELscope device has transformed the ability of dentists to detect lesions in their pre-cancerous, treatable state!
Digital Patient Files
Going paperless is part of our team’s commitment to remaining ecologically friendly. All of our patients’ information – from medical history to digital x-rays and intraoral pictures – are stored on our secure computer server, for easy access and transfer of information amongst our team members.