iCAT 3D Cone Beam Imaging
It is important that our patients receive the finest and most advanced care possible. At Foothills Oral Surgery, our doctors rely on sharp imaging so that our surgeries are precise and our results predictable. The traditional 2-d image gives the dentist a panoramic view of the teeth and jaws but can miss a diagnosis or cause magnification and distortion of the images. The 3D cone beam imaging visualizes the entire anatomy of the head, from a single arch to the full skull. The scan is fast and minimizes patient exposure with up to 90% less radiation than a traditional X-ray. It provides significantly more information about the patient’s anatomy, greatly enhancing our diagnostic ability which provides a more comprehensive and precise treatment plan. It’s the next generation in imaging technology.
Simplant Treatment Planning Software and 3D Viewer
There can be some unknowns when you visit an oral surgeon. At Foothills Oral Surgery we reduce surprises by using state-of-the-art technology to enhance our practice. Excellent results are achieved only with proper planning. When it comes to software we rely on the Simplant Treatment Software — a precise and predictable implant treatment system. It transfers the plan in the Simplant software through a surgical guide to the patient’s mouth, so that your surgeon achieves optimal clinical results with minimally invasive incisions. From the scanning and planning process to preparation and implant placement, it provides accuracy for the surgeon and brings aesthetically pleasing results to our patients.
PRF – Platelet Rich Fibrin, Using What is Already in You!
Healing is an individual process yet, there are safe, natural procedures that can be used to accelerate hard- and soft tissue rejuvenation for each patient. At Foothills Oral Surgery, with the use of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) recovery and healing are faster, as is tissue regeneration. A small amount of the patient’s own blood is collected with an IV just prior to treatment, processed in a centrifuge which makes a concentrated “jelly-like” plug or membrane that is then used during treatment. The patient’s own blood platelets are used as a therapeutic tool for tissue repair during the wound healing process. Over the past two decades, the development, as well as the biological and physiological properties of PRF have improved, providing more predictable and successful patient outcomes. It’s cutting edge technology. We value the best in technology and place patient safety first.
Carestream Intraoral Scanner … No more messy dental impression!
It’s not just smarter. It’s precision accurate. Often patients arrive at the dental office nervous and perhaps fearful, not knowing what lies ahead. There is no need to increase anxiety. Foothills Oral Surgery continually adopts the most cutting edge technology to provide the best possible results. The CareStream CS3600 Intraoral Scanner captures imaging fast and easy, putting the patient first by accurately assessing their needs. It’s a win-win situation. Carestream scanner technology is vital to any dental practice that provides restorative and implant care. It’s user friendly and provides seamless translation to our digital technology with 3D imaging. It’s one piece of our high-tech digital workflow.
Surgically Clean Air
The air we breathe is important and should be the last thing on our patients’ minds when they walk through our doors. At Foothills Oral Surgery, we have taken extra precautionary measures to provide the most up-to-date technology in a clean air purification system by Surgically Clean Air. The six-stage filtration process captures dust particles, pollen, organic chemicals, allergens, mold, odors, and other pollutants so that our office space is more clean, purified, and re-energized. The system is quiet so it doesn’t interrupt the work setting. The unit is visible yet not obtrusive so that it can be monitored throughout the day. Surgically Clean Air is compliant with hospital regulations for air flows and exchange rates. We notice the difference and so will our patients!