Over the last 50 years dentistry technology has come a long way. Computer technology now makes it easier to diagnose cavities or enhance photos, which allow the doctor to get a closer look at your teeth. We here, at Gail V. Plauka and Associates pride ourselves with our state of the art technology. Below you will find some samples of the technology we use here.
Kodak Digital X-Rays
Advantages of dental x-rays:
Kodak 1500 Intraoral Camera
Accurate Diagnosis Ensures High Quality Dental Treatment
Dr. Plauka uses the KODAK 1500 Intraoral Camera to take high resolution still color images of your tooth. The photos are displayed on the monitor in the office instantly, so patient can see exactly what she sees. The camera produces high resolution color images of your tooth to make diagnosis and treatment planning easier and more accurate than ever.
Benefits of The Intraoral Camera:
- It delivers great small details of hard to reach area of the tooth
It delivers precise, true-to-life images with each shot and provides the powerful visual
Patients can see the images of their tooth as the doctor is seeing;
This makes diagnosis and treatment planning easier and more accurate than ever.
A clinical study showed that Logicon enabled dentists to find 20% more cases of caries penetrating into the dentin in permanent teeth than they were able to find visually without this software, with a true positive dentinal caries detection rate of 90%.*
This information allows the doctor to easily identify caries and helps prevent misdiagnosis of healthy teeth.
In addition, Logicon Software helps to educate and share information with the patient and parent.
SonicFill, the #1 bulk fill system, provides clinicians a fast, easy and reliable method for posterior restorations. Its unique sonic activation technology dramatically lowers the composite viscosity for effortless placement and superior adaptation. SonicFill allows you to actually place composite. The idea is a nice merge of sonic technology and restorative placement. The SonicFill handpiece has threads which engage & hold the cartridges that hold the composite. The cartridges screw onto the handpiece and extrude the composite in a "butter like" consistency as pressure is applied to the rheostat.
Anyone who has ever placed composite knows how sticky the material can be and how difficult the process of placement can be as you fight to adapt the material to the preparation. SonicFill does away with all of that by allowing the sonic energy to simply let the material flow into the preparation. Kerr is estimating that this system will cut procedure time by almost 50%.
I don't normaly get too many post operative sensitivity situations, but they do happen on occasion. We are meticulous about the rubber dam & moisture control while also ensuring that our chemistry is fresh & our light output is high. In using the SonicFill, the only variable we've introduced into our "curing equation" has been the use of the SonicFill itself and that means we have been doing those restorations with the recommended bulk curing.
Kavo Prophyflex 3
Effectively removes stain and plaque:
- from tea and coffee
- iron stain (from water and vitamins)
Beneficial for orthodontics:
- band cleaning
- preparation of surfaces before bonding
- removal of adhesive residue
Lighthouse 360 is an award-winning platform that helps maximize patient visits through automated communications.
This automated reminder system will send text messages and e-mails.
Once you have scheduled an appointment, it will send you a reminder which is compatible with your phone or other devices.
It will also send you appointment reminders as well. Following your visit with us, you will have the option to rate your experience!
MP3 Music Player
We provide MP3 players with fun music to our patients to use during their procedure. To list a few:
- Alvin and the Chipmunks
- Scooby Doo
- Taylor Swift
- Disney Princesses
- Dora the Explorer
- Kidz Bop
- and many more!
Dentists have learned a few things about patient education. They've learned that words alone don't cut it. Neither do static diagrams. Their patients want visual education. They want dazzling 3-D graphics, animation, and sparkling color. And patients want to control what they watch. They want multimedia patient education. Several programs are out there. But the number-one multimedia patient education program is CAESY (Clinically Advanced Education System).
We offer a prize machine for our patients 3 years of age and up.
For our younger patients, we offer age appropriate toys of their choice.
Our prize machine is designed with the patient in mind by decreasing cross contamination.