At Clifton E. Nakatani, DDS, MSD, we take immense pride in our commitment to utilizing the latest advancements in dental technology. The incorporation of modern, state-of-the-art tools and techniques into our practice is essential in providing the highest quality of periodontal care to our patients. By embracing these technological advancements, we are able to offer less invasive, more efficient, and more comfortable treatments.
We’re continually updating our practice to ensure that each patient’s visit is optimized for the most accurate diagnostics and effective treatment. Let’s take a closer look at the various technologies we employ and how they impact your experience at our office!
A cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanner provides 3D images of the teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways, and bone in just a single scan. This technology aids in the planning and placement of implants, detection of complex dental problems, and better understanding of patient anatomy. Its precise imaging enables more accurate diagnoses and tailored treatment plans.
Dental lasers offer a minimally invasive alternative to traditional dental tools. They can be used for everything from whitening teeth to removing decay. With less discomfort, swelling, and need for anesthesia, lasers increase patient comfort and reduce recovery time.
Digital x-rays expose patients to up to 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays. They provide high-resolution images that are immediately available, aiding in efficient diagnosis and treatment planning. This technology also allows for easier sharing and storing of dental records.
Microscopes & Advanced Imaging
Utilizing high-magnification dental microscopes and advanced imaging techniques enhances the precision of dental procedures. By providing a more detailed view of the treatment area, these tools enable more accurate diagnoses, treatments, and evaluations of patient progress.
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
EMR systems ensure that patients’ records are securely and efficiently maintained. They enable quicker access to medical history, treatment plans, and other essential information, enhancing the coordination and quality of care.
Oral Cancer Screening
Our state-of-the-art oral cancer screening technology offers early detection of abnormalities and precancerous conditions in the mouth. Early detection increases the chance of successful treatment and potentially saves lives.
Ultra Quiet Electric Handpieces
These advanced dental tools minimize noise and vibration, contributing to a more comfortable and less stressful patient experience. Their precision and efficiency make dental procedures quicker and more pleasant.
Soft Tissue Lasers
Specifically designed to treat soft tissues, these lasers minimize discomfort, reduce bleeding, and accelerate healing. They are used in various periodontal treatments, offering a gentle and effective alternative to traditional methods.
Piezoelectric handpieces offer controlled, precise movements for delicate procedures, such as bone surgery. They minimize trauma to the surrounding tissues, leading to quicker recovery and less post-operative discomfort.
Digital Flat Screen Monitors
Our digital flat screen monitors allow for better patient education. By displaying digital images and x-rays, they help patients to better understand their dental conditions and treatment options. Additionally, patients are welcome to relax and watch a movie or TV show on these monitors during their appointment.
At Clifton E. Nakatani, DDS, MSD, our incorporation of cutting-edge technology underscores our dedication to providing exceptional care in the most comfortable environment possible. We are committed to embracing technological advancements that enable us to better serve our patients’ needs. Contact our office today to learn more!