The CS 1500 is an intraoral camera that streamlines our patient exams by delivering clear, true-to-life images. It lets our practice view flawless, precise images of your teeth and gums. These images allow us to make a more accurate diagnosis and develop a better treatment plan for each patient. A quicker, more accurate diagnosis means less chair time for you and enables you to see everything we see and know everything we know!
The CS 1500 Intraoral camera is roughly the same size as a pen and is fitted with a camera and light and offers a still image resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels and a video image resolution of 640 x 480 pixels for high-quality shots. Built with a wide focus range of 1mm to infinity for greater imaging flexibility, the camera allows a view of the smallest cracks, caries and lesions for more accurate diagnoses.
The patented liquid lens technology works just like the human eye and automatically focuses according to the distance between the camera and the object. Additionally, the camera’s 8-LED lighting system adjusts to current lighting conditions to optimize illumination and contrast levels. The CS 1500 also has a polarization filter that removes unwanted reflection, resulting in more precise images. Once the image is taken by this camera, it transmits the images to our computer screen and can be seen on our LCD television monitors in each operatory. This camera certainly creates a picture that is worth a thousand words!!
We are also proud to say that the CS 1500 received a product award and recognition for one of DrBicuspid.com’s inaugural Dental Excellence Awards in 2010 for Best New Diagnostic Device. The winners of these awards were nominated and voted on by professionals in the dental community.
CS 3600 DIGITAL SCANNER
There is no question that 3D printing is rapidly changing the field of dentistry which is why we are excited to share our innovative current technology the CS 3600 digital scanner.
This new intelligent scanner enables our staff to easily capture scans correctly on the first try, which allows scanning to be efficient resulting in higher quality scans before they’ve even been rendered. The ability to scan in high-resolution also improves quality and clinical details to aid in more precise restorations.
Intraoral scanners have changed the dental industry in several ways. Most importantly, using our scanner will make digital impressions results in higher accuracy. Plus, because scans are available to view almost instantly, you can catch errors right away. No more phone calls to our patients to have them come in to take another impression, we can now fix the impression with a second sweep of the scanner.
The process of acquiring digital impressions is also much faster than traditional impressions; in fact, we will be almost cutting our steps in half. We will be able to scan two arches in minutes, and the images are available on our computer instantly. Now, think about a traditional impression—first, there is the prep work to get our materials together; then, making the actual impression, which often times makes our patients gag or even feel uncomfortable; followed by pouring them up, waiting for them to dry, separating and trimming them. All these steps will be eliminated and make for a more pleasant visit which allows our patients less time in the chair!
How have those changes shifted the lab portion of the workflow?
A digital scanner helps build even stronger relationships with our labs. For one thing, turnaround is much faster, which is great for the lab and our office because everyone’s happier when cases are completed in a timely manner. Digital files can be shared with the lab through email or a hosted web-based platform, and we can track our cases online so there’s no waiting and wondering about the status of the case. Also, the high accuracy of digital scans means fewer remakes for lab. All these features ultimately making both our patients and us pleased with the results of the restorative treatment proposed.
Complete Oral Cancer Screening
Our practice continually looks for advances to ensure that we are providing the optimum level of oral health care to our patients. We are concerned about oral cancer and look for it in every patient.
Some Facts About Oral Cancer
- One American dies every hour from oral cancer
- More than 25% of oral cancer victims have no lifestyle risk factors such as tobacco or alcohol
- Studies suggest that human papillomavirus (HPV) plays a roll in more than 20% of oral cancer causes
Patients ages 18-39; sexually active patients (HPV)
Patients age 40 and older; tobacco users (ages 18-39, any type within 10 yrs)
Patients age 40 and older with lifestyle risk factors (tobacco and/or alcohol use); previous history of oral cancer
What is oral cancer?
Oral cancer begins in the mouth, also called the oral cavity. This region of the body includes the lips, the inside lining of the lips and cheeks (called the buccal mucosa), the teeth, the gums, most of the tongue, the bottom of the mouth, and the bony roof of the mouth, or hard palate.
In addition, oral cancer can also develop in the oropharynx, which is the part of the throat that is just behind the mouth. When cancer occurs here, it is called oropharyngeal cancer or throat cancer, and can include the back of the tongue, the back of the roof of the mouth, the tonsils, and the walls of the upper throat.
The oral cavity and oropharynx are key to the healthy functioning of the body. They help us breathe, eat and speak. Salivary glands in the oral cavity start breaking down food as we chew an essential part of digestion.
We have recently incorporated VELscope powered by Sapphire into our oral screening standard of care. We find that using VELscope powered by Sapphire along with a standard oral cancer examination improves the ability to identify suspicious areas at their earliest stages. VELscope powered by Sapphire, along with the doctor’s visual exam, is similar to other proven early cancer detection procedures, such as mammogram, Pap smear, PSA test. VELscope powered by Sapphire is a simple and painless examination that gives the best chance to find any abnormalities at the earliest possible stage. Early detection of pre-cancerous tissue can minimize or eliminate the potentially disfiguring effects of oral cancer and possibly save your life. As a patient in our office, the VELscope powered by Sapphire exam will be offered to you annually.
Emergency Dental Care
Emergency dental attention is a service we hope you’ll never need, but most definitely available in our office. If at any time you are experiencing a toothache, the pain from infections or abscesses, swollen gums, broken dentures, loose or lost crowns, cracked or fractured fillings or a broken tooth, do not hesitate to give our office a call. While these dental emergencies should be taken care of promptly, they don’t always happen at the best times.
If you experience any of these symptoms or problems, please give our office a call as soon as possible. We will try our best to get you into our schedule in a timely fashion. If your emergency should occur after office hours, call our emergency number and Dr. Deehan will get back to you as soon as he can. While dental traumas are rare, they can happen, and it’s important to know we will take care of your emergency. Dr. Deehan is committed to relieving your pain whenever possible, and he will do whatever is needed to get you back to feeling comfortable again.
Our state of the art digital x-ray system, not only exposes our patients and staff to far less radiation then typical x-rays, but also is more sensitive than traditional dental x-rays. Digital x-rays allow our office to clearly see the entire tooth and root structure as well as surrounding bone and tissue. They give us the opportunity to detect and diagnose issues before they are visible to the naked eye, and before they can cause significant damage and pain.
At your appointment, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have concerning digital x-rays. Your happiness is our first priority.