Planmeca ProMax 3D
Dr. Green, Dr. Van Tassell and our clinical team invest in the technology and training to ensure the best treatment experience and results! The latest addition to our high tech practice is the three dimensional cone beam computer aided tomography Planmeca ProMax 3D. This technology allows us to take 3-D images for accurate diagnosis and procedures. Having this technology in Wichita Falls saves patient’s travel time to Dallas, as well as reduces time to communicate results. The ProMax also has many features that improve our workflow and your dental experience:
- Precise 3D imaging.
- The environment is open, not claustrophobic.
- Significantly less radiation than a medical CT scan (about 90% less).
- Lower cost than a medical CT scan.
- No hospital appointment required.
- Easy wheelchair access.
- We can easily share the 3-D data using Romexis software. You can see the images, and we can send them to a specialist if you need one. We can even store them for later reference.
TMJ Technology (BioPak)
As LVI Fellows and neuromuscular dentists, Dr. Green and Dr. Van Tassell understand the importance of whole-mouth harmony. Your jaw joints, bones, muscles, and nerves rely on proper occlusion and alignment for optimal functions. Stress, heredity, injury, and several other factors can cause jaw joints (temporomandibular joints) to become misaligned. This irritates muscles and nerves, and many patients find themselves suffering from migraines, earaches, face and neck pain, jaw pain, impaired function, and habitual teeth grinding (called bruxism).
EMG – Electromyography
T-Scan Occlusal Analysis
LightWalker Hard and Soft ALL Tissue Laser
Lasers have transformed medical surgery offering minimally invasive alternatives to traditional scalpel incisions and sutured closures. Laser light is extremely efficient, producing very little heat as it acts on its target. This makes it ideal for oral surgery, since it seldom affects tissues other than those it targets. The laser provides precise control over the depth and extent of cutting, while simultaneously minimizing bleeding and sterilizing the treatment area.
Digital Dental X-rays
Using digital radiography, we can clearly identify all external and internal anatomical structures and accurately diagnose your dental problems. Even more amazing, we can immediately translate that information into a large, clear, accurate image, projected onto a monitor that patient and doctor can study together in the operatory. Digital radiography technology improves and simplifies the way we care for our patients’ teeth, resulting in better dental evaluations and treatment decisions. Digital radiographs help us help you.
VELscope Oral Cancer Screening System
Your oral health is very important, and this is why we use technology that dramatically improves our ability to screen for oral abnormalities that could lead to cancer. Because early detection is essential to increase chances for successful treatment, we always check your entire mouth. The VELscope, a state-of-the-art, painless, non-invasive screening tool helps us to see what we can’t see with the unaided eye during your routine oral cancer checkup.
Digital Smile Imaging
When you decide to correct or enhance your smile, it’s often difficult to determine ahead of time exactly what kind of results to expect. After all, a smile is a pretty personal thing, and changing your smile can feel like changing your life. That is where cosmetic digital imaging comes into play. Digital imaging is computer software that allows us to take your digital photograph and manipulate it to reflect the procedures you’re considering. The result is a photo that shows you what your smile would look like after treatment.
The Wand Anesthesia
Patient comfort is one of our primary concerns, so we are proud to have integrated the Wand into our practice. CompuDent, which is the brain behind the Wand, is a computerized local anesthesia delivery unit. The Wand is actually the pen-like handpiece that administers the anesthesia.
Anutra Buffered Anesthesia
The Watch-Pat 200 is used for the diagnosis, treatment assessment, and follow-up of sleep-related breathing disorders. With this mini-computer we can easily monitor and adjust the effectiveness of our sleep apnea (SOMNOMED) treatment. The main highlights of this equipment include:
- Minimal sleep interference
- Non-invasive finger probes are safe and easy to use
- Comfortable and convenient for you to wear at night
- Single button operation means you won’t lose hours trying to figure out how to operate the equipment