Technology has come a long way! These advancements have brought dentistry into a whole new realm. It allows patients to have a full understanding of your current situation. It allows us to work together to determine the best treatment options so that you can make an informed decision.
DIGITAL CHARTS AND X-RAYS
Avant Dentistry is an eco-friendly office. Being paperless not only saves a tree but it allows us to locate your file, schedule your appointments, and answer your questions seamlessly. Digital X-rays, or radiographs, are taken at your appointments to assess your dental needs. The advantage of digital x-rays is that it emits only a fraction of what traditional x-rays emit. They are easy to use, comfortable for patients, and do not require processing time.
The art of dentistry demands high precision and accuracy. Dental loupes, like surgical loupes, are worn while we work. It allow us to see what often is not detectable to the naked eye. It allows us to pay close attention to detail and ensure that we provide only the highest quality of work.
Intraoral cameras are special cameras that can take pictures of your teeth. These pictures will allow you to see what we see. It will let you fully understand what is going on and learn more about your treatment options. Like digital x-rays, intraoral pictures are easy to use and comfortable for patients.
The Isolite is a soft, flexible mouthpiece that sits comfortably in your mouth while we work on your teeth. It also has suction ability so water does not flow to the back of your throat. This allows the work area to be isolated, dry, and free of contamination. The Isolite also has a light piece that illuminates your mouth, which allows us to have a shadowless view so we can provide high quality of work.
Many patients are apprehensive when they visit any dental office. They may have developed dental phobia from previous traumatic experiences or horror stories from their friends and family. At Avant Dentistry, we welcome you into our family. We are dedicated to making sure that you have a comfortable and relaxing experience. We offer nitrous oxide to help alleviate anxiety as we work together to improve your oral health.
At Avant Dentistry, we take infection control very seriously. We follow proper protocol that is required by federal agencies--the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
These measures include using proper personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff and patients by using safety glasses, face masks, gloves, and using disinfectant soap when hand-washing. It also includes disposing single use materials and sterilizing reusable instruments.
Instruments are washed and placed in the ultrasonic. This sends “shockwaves” to remove debris from the instruments. Then they are placed in the autoclave where high steam pressure and temperature kills all of the bacteria. Every surface is sprayed, wiped-down and cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectant.
VistaClear is water purification system that filters out the bacteria and harsh chemicals naturally occurring in city water. The fresh water is delivered individually to each instrument used in the dental office. VistaClear also has multiple backflow preventers that complies with city and state regulations to prevent unwanted backflow into city water.