Our commitment to technology continues to evolve as new and better procedures and equipment become available which offer more efficiency and comfort for our patients. Every team member understands how the various technologies incorporated into our practice benefit our patients and referring dentists by enhancing the quality of care.
Copper Cactus Award
We are honored to have been awarded The Nextrio Innovation Through Technology Copper Cactus Award by the Tucson Chamber of Commerce!
Cone Beam CT Imaging (3D Imaging)
This relatively new technology has many patient benefits; the most significant being our ability to replace traditional “explorative” surgical techniques with a more precise and less invasive “guided” approach. By allowing our doctors to survey the anatomic landscape in three dimensions, the can isolate and precisely identify the surgical target be it a pathologic lesion in the jaw, the position of a third molar tooth or the ideal location to place a dental implant. Our innovative technology enables us to provide superior care, with a less invasive approach which often results in less surgery and faster recovery so you can get back to feeling normal as quickly as possible.
- One 20-second scan provides 3-D data for improved patient diagnosis.
- Provides 3-D images of the upper and lower jaw as well as the sinus cavities at one time resulting in significantly less radiation than a medical CT scan – a far safer system for achieving the digital imaging required for oral surgery and planning dental implant treatment.
- Less expensive than a medical CT scan.
- Unparalleled accuracy allows for greater precision and complete confidence when planning treatment.
- Easily enhance and transfer digital images.
The technology of controlled three-dimensional ultrasonic microvibrations was developed specifically for cutting bone tissue while minimizing trauma to the soft tissue. This micrometric cutting action provides surgical precision, while the selective cutting action maximizes the safety of our patients. Other benefits including providing high intra-operative visibility and a blood-free surgical site.
Digital Radiography Imaging
This method of imaging improves exam speed and enhances patient comfort (through an efficient, flat panel system) and allows for immediate preview of the image. In addition, it is easy todigitally transfer and enhance images and we can use less radiation to produce an image.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a new approach to tissue regeneration and it is becoming a valuable adjunct to promote healing in many procedures in dental and oral surgery. PRP derives from the centrifugation of the patient’s own blood and it contains growth factors that influence wound healing, thereby playing an important role in tissue repairing mechanisms. PRP can be used in soft tissues and bone tissue surgery, implant surgery and biosphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) surgery. In our surgical practice, we have seen the use of PRP has had many beneficial outcomes, reduced bleeding and enhanced soft tissue healing and bone regeneration.