Advanced Technology

Dr. Bartlett standing next to a 3D Cone Beam CT scanner, smiling and wearing a lab coat.

Our doctors use advanced dental technology to provide accurate diagnosis and effective, comfortable treatment. Below is some of the high-tech equipment they use in our dental office.

Image of an X-ray taken with a Cone Beam CT Scanner.

Cone beam CT scanner for accurate diagnosis

Cone beam 3D CT scanners are used to obtain accurate, 360° images of the hard and soft tissues of your entire mouth and skull. Our doctors use cone beam 3D CT scans for diagnosis and treatment planning of dental implants and orthodontics treatment, and—in some cases—for assessing if bone loss will interfere with the placement of a crown or bridge.

Image of digital X-Rays.

Digital X-rays

We use digital X-rays to get an accurate view of your teeth and mouth. Digital X-ray machines emit 90% less radiation than traditional X-ray machines and the resulting images are immediately available.

Image of digital panoramic X-Rays.

Panoramic X-rays

Panoramic X-rays are X-rays that capture your entire mouth in one detailed image. This gives our doctors a good overview of the condition of your teeth and mouth, and helps with treatment planning for certain procedures.

Image of an ultrasonic scaler.

Ultrasonic scaler

Ultrasonic scalers are used during teeth cleanings to remove hardened deposits of plaque and bacteria from the surfaces of your teeth (a process known as “scaling”). Ultrasonic scalers have a special tip that vibrates at ultrasonic frequencies, breaking up these deposits and making it easier to remove them. The vibrating action also creates a shockwave that destroys the cell membranes of the bacteria in the plaque, effectively killing them.

Image of an air abrasion machine.

Air abrasion technology

Our air abrasion device works like a mini-sandblaster. It propels microscopic abrasion particles using a stream of compressed air. Our doctors use this instrument during restorative procedures for the removal of small areas of decay. Air abrasion is gentler on your teeth as it generates almost no heat. It also greatly reduces the need for anesthesia.

Image of the rotary endodontic device.

Rotary instruments for efficient root canal treatment

A root canal is the hollow space in your tooth that goes all the way down to the tip of the root and contains the nerve cells and other living tissues that keep your tooth alive. These tissues can sometimes become infected and then need to be removed. During root canal treatment, our doctors use special, electrically powered rotary instruments to remove these tissues more efficiently, making the procedure faster and more comfortable than with the use of traditional instruments.

Image of a diagnodent handheld wand tool.

DIAGNOdent® caries detection device

Our DIAGNOdent caries detection device uses a laser to detect early stages of tooth decay. DIAGNOdent detects tooth decay before it can be seen visually or on X-rays, allowing for early, less invasive treatment.

Image of the Primescan digital intraoral scanner device.

CEREC Primescan Intraoral Scanner and Primemill Milling System

We use the CEREC system to design and create same-day crowns right here in the office. It features a Primescan intraoral scanner for accurate digital impressions and the Primemill milling machine that actually mills the new tooth on site.

Image of the Sprintray Pro 3D printer.

Sprintray Pro 3D Printer

Our practice has two Sprintray Pro 3D printers, which are used to fabricate models of teeth, bite splints, surgical guides, clear aligners, crowns, bridges, inlays and dentures right in our office.

Image of a handheld Nomad X-Ray device.

Nomads: Portable X-Ray Unit

The Nomad handheld X-Ray device is fast, lightweight and twice as efficient as conventional machines.


VHF R5 Puck Mill

Our office utilizes the VHF R5 Puck Mill for large in house restorations. This high-end machine has a fully-automated milling process that can produce accurate, stable restorations with ease.

$59 New Patient Exam, X-Rays and Consultation

Dental Special Offer

You can take advantage of our New Patient Special to receive a comprehensive oral exam, X-rays and personal consultation. Your visit will include:

  • Comprehensive oral exam
  • 4 bite-wing X-rays
  • Smile evaluation
  • Learn about your options
  • Get your questions answered
  • Treatment plan
  • Receive a second opinion about dental work
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