Microscopes: Detecting Spirochetes in Plaque
- Invasive spirochetes can hide in ordinary plaque.
- We use microscopes to identify harmful micro organisms and other unwanted visitors so that we can apply the best possible treatment for your ailment.
- Remember, a clean and health mouth leads to a clean and health body!
- Schedule a visit today and let's talk about how you can achieve optimal oral health!
The Canary® System
The Canary System is a precise, low-powered, laser-based instrument with an integrated intraoral camera that detects the presence of cracks and caries (tooth decay) before they are large enough to appear on dental X-rays. Intraoral camera images can be displayed for immediate chair side review with the patient. A patient report is generated containing an odontogram with Canary Numbers, which are color-coded for the examined teeth, along with the dentist’s treatment recommendation. This report can also be examined by the patient on The Canary Cloud (www.thecanarycloud.com).
When placed on the tooth surface, a low-powered, pulsating laser light is shone on the tooth during a 3 second scan. The pulses of laser light generate photothermal (PTR) and luminescence (LUM) responses. By using a laser pulse at a frequency of 2Hz, the laser light can penetrate below the tooth surface and permit detection of a carious lesion as small as 50 microns (20 times smaller than a millimeter) and as deep as 5 mm from the tooth surface.
The VELscope® System Handpiece
- An easy-to-use adjunctive mucosal examination system for the early detection of abnormal tissue
- This device allows us to check for a wide variety of things, including inflammation, infections, and even cancerous and precancerous tissue
- The VELscope® System Handpiece emits a safe blue light into the oral cavity, which excites the tissue from the surface of the epithelium through to the basement membrane and into the stroma beneath, causing it to fluoresce.
- Abnormal tissue typically appears as an irregular, dark area that stands out against the otherwise normal, green fluorescence pattern of surrounding healthy tissue
- Remember: Oral Cancer kills one person every hour in North America!
- No scratching probe: simple, fast and painless examination, an extremely reliable diagnostic aid
- Early detection of pathological changes, e.g. initial lesions, demineralization and changes in the enamel, fissure caries
- This permits minimally invasive and tooth-preserving treatment
- Hit Rate 90%
- Findings assisted by visual and acousitc signals!
Oral Systemic Connection (OralDNA Testing)
Why Test with OralDNA®?
- Find hidden oral pathogens that threaten your oral and systemic health. Common pathogens directly cause gum disease and may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and birth complications
- Learn if you were born with gene markers associated with increased inflammation, a critical factor in the severity of periodontal, diabetes and cardiovascular disease
- Help your dentist select the most effective treatment if you already have periodontal disease, and then measure results with a follow-up test
- Learn if you have HPV high-risk types associated with oral cancer
Noninvasive - the PAT signal, recorded from the distal phalanx of a finger by the pneumatic finger probes.
- Easy to use - user independent
- Automatic analysis - using proprietary advanced Digital Signal Processing algorithms.
- Supports both clinical and research applications
- Reliable and reproducible results
- FDA cleared and CE marked
KODAK 9000C 3D Panoramic and Cephalometric System
- The Kodak 9000C system is the ideal and complete diagnostic tool, blending cutting edge “one-shot” cephalometric technology with high-quality panoramic imaging.
- “One-shot” cephalometric imaging
- Multiple cephalometric formats
- Upgradeable to low-dose, localized 3D imaging
- One built-in sensor per application, improved productivity and reduced chance of sensor damage
- High image quality due to the adjustable focal trough in panoramic mode
- Automatic landmark recognition saves time
- Less radiation and need for interpretation
- The Florida Probe System is software and hardware that work together to transform your computer into a computerized probing station!
- The System acts as a computerized assistant for the periodontal exam
- The System’s constant-force, computerized probe allows measurements to be standardized and more accurate between examiners.
- Charting is automatic once the doctor confirms the probe measurement by tapping the foot pedal.
- The exam can be customized to record all or some of the following information: dentition, medical history, risk assessment, recession and hyperplasia, pocket depth, bleeding, suppuration, furcation, plaque, mobility, MGJ, and diagnosis.
- Use the perio screen and chart to create a “treatment map” for scaling and root planing, subgingival antimicrobials or even laser use.
Ozone & Negative Ion Generators
- When you come to our office, notice the air quality. It's like a breath of fresh air!
- We use a combination of an Ozone Generator (pictured here) and a Negative Ion Generator to significantly improve our indoor air quality.
- In order to provide the best possible care, we need to have the best possible environment to do it in; that includes the air we all breath every day.
- These state-of-the-art machines not only remove dust, airborn viruses & bacteria as well as renewing and rejuvenating the air molecules themselves.
- Hydrofloss joins the science of magnetics to oral irrigation by charging the minerals in our tap water.
- In the Hydro Floss® oral irrigator, the magnet is located in the handle; when the water passes through the magnetic field, it momentarily changes the charge of the mineral from a negative to a positive, causing it to repel away from the tooth.
- This process inhibits bacteria’s ability to adhere to the tooth, because of this, the Hydro Floss® is more efficient to “flush” the mouth of food debris and bacteria.
- It functions not only as an oral irrigator, but as a pre-op and post-op treatment device that strengthens gingival tissue, reduces inflammation, and assist the patient in fighting the development of infection.