Advanced Dental Technology
Dr. Parker and Dr. Pennington upgrade their technology every few years to ensure they have the best equipment available. They take full advantage of innovations in dental technology to provide their patients with exceptional, comfortable care. Dr. Parker and Dr. Pennington continually hone their skills with post-doctorate education and research.
Digital X-rays are high-speed X-rays that use 80% less radiation than film X-rays. They allow our doctors to examine fine details such as early forming cavities. Digital X-rays can be displayed on a monitor so that we can show our patients any problem areas and discuss treatment options.
Loupes and headlamps mounted to glasses give our dentists premium magnification, illumination and clarity of vision. Our patients who are physicians themselves have commented on the quality of our loupes.
Our hygienists use ultrasonic scalers to quickly and painlessly remove hardened plaque and stains from the surface of your teeth. Ultrasonic scalers use high-frequency sound waves to remove buildup without harming your teeth.
Ivoclar Soft Tissue Laser
Laser dentistry makes dental procedures more comfortable for the patient. Procedures can be completed more quickly and there is no lasting discomfort. We use the Ivoclar soft tissue laser to treat sores, for frenectomies (removal of invasive gum tissue) and for cosmetic gum surgery to even out a gum line or correct a gummy smile.
Our doctors use electric handpieces to make routine dental procedures a quieter and more relaxing experience. Electric handpieces offer increased efficiency and thoroughness for certain procedures when compared to the traditional drill. The result is shorter procedures which means less time you spend in the dental chair.
Intraoral cameras are small handheld digital cameras that project an enlarged image of the inside of your mouth onto a computer screen. We use the Fuji S2 intraoral camera as an exam, treatment planning and educational tool for our patients.
Isolite® Oral Illumination
The Isolite system has five levels of illumination, allowing our doctors and hygienists to choose the perfect light source for any procedure. Using the dual vacuum controls, we can focus on a specific area of humidity for more comfortable treatment.
Air abrasion uses tiny particles to gently blast away tooth decay on small cavities. This procedure is more comfortable than a conventional drill, and we especially like to use this method of decay removal when working with children.
Comfort and relaxation
We like to offer a little TLC with warm blankets, pillows for you head and knees, as well as the television program of your choice complete with noise-cancelling headphones!