Advanced Technology

  • Single-Visit Crowns (CEREC)
  • Intraoral Photography
  • Digital X-Rays
  • CBCT scans for implants
  • Isolite
  • Zoom! Laser Teeth Whitening
  • Caries Detector
  • Diagnodent
  • Rotary Endodontics
  • Loupes
  • Electronic Claims Submission

When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Drs. Kurdian and Witt utilize the latest in
technology to enhance the quality of your dental care.

Single-Visit Crowns (CEREC). Utilizing CAD/CAM technology, photographs are taken of your tooth
using a computer wand which sends the information via blue tooth technology to a milling machine
in the office. In minutes, a strong, beautiful, accurate crown is ready to be permanently cemented in
your mouth all for the same fee as a conventional crown.

Intraoral Photography. Photographs of your mouth can be taken which are projected onto the
computer screen so that you can see what we see. If we recommend a restoration, you have the
opportunity to see for yourself why it is necessary. It also allows us to see an enlarged image of the
tooth which results in more refinement of our preparations and a better restoration for you.

Digital X-Rays. This method of taking x-rays requires less radiation than conventional x-rays. Also, a
much larger and more accurate image is projected onto the computer screen than conventional x-rays
for a more accurate diagnosis.

CBCT Scan for Implants. Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special type of x-ray
machine used in situations where regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. This type of CT
scanner uses a special type of technology to generate three dimensional (3-D) images of dental
structures, soft tissues, nerve paths and bone in the craniofacial region in a single scan. Images
obtained with cone beam CT allow for more precise treatment planning, especially for implants.

Isolite. This device helps to hold your mouth open so you have less fatigue, it removes excess water,
keeps the teeth drier while placing restorations so that fillings last longer and require replacement less
often, and blocks pieces of old fillings being removed from being swallowed.

Zoom! Laser Teeth Whitening. Teeth whitening is often marketed as a single-dose, single hour
procedure. However, optimal results require the most advanced materials, multiple applications
(in a single appointment), and take-home trays for occasional touch-up treatments to maintain the
in-office results. Zoom! is the system used on the television show, Extreme Makeover.

Caries Detector. This is a stain that is placed on the tooth after a preparation is complete, but before
the restoration is placed. By confirming with this stain that all of the decay is removed, the life spans
of your fillings or crowns are dramatically increased.

Diagnodent. A laser device that detects cavities while they are still very small, preventing larger
and more costly restorations later.

Rotary Endodontics. This technique significantly reduces the amount of time to complete a root
canal compared to traditional root canal techniques, it is very accurate, very efficient, and results in
less time in the dental chair for you.

Loupes. These are mini-binoculars that are incorporated into traditional eyeglass frames which
dramatically improve visibility in the mouth. All of our hygienists and doctors wear loupes.

Electronic Claims Submission. As much as possible, we are a paperless office. By submitting your
dental insurance claims electronically, you will receive a faster response when you request pre-
determinations or payment, and electronic claims have a higher level of acceptance which means
less out-of-pocket expenses for you.

Appointment Notification. Currently, we are making notifications by mail, email, text, and phone.
This does result in multiple reminders for each appointment, so we trust this helps you not to
forget the time that we have reserved specifically for you.