Phosphor Plates are used to take digital images of teeth. Our office has chosen this system rather than the bulky sensor-based systems that have a wire hanging outside the mouth, or from the traditional X-ray films that required higher levels of radiation. These Digital Radiographs have plates that are sized appropriately for children. They are thin, flexible, and are considered to be the most comfortable in the dental field. We strive to take only the necessary films needed. Instead of taking 10-15 films, we typically obtain all the necessary information in four films. These films are generally recommended just once a year.
Our office provides a variety of entertainment for our patients and family members during their visits. A favorite is the “Game Cave” hosting multiple X-Box stations. We also have movies playing on the ceiling above each patient chair, and in the waiting room as well. Additionally, we do have a play area that has an array of puzzles, and other fun activities & toys.
Sterilization and Patient Safety
Our office uses state of the art sterilization to ensure patient safety. Sterilization and disinfection are the basic steps in instrument processing and surface asepsis. Sterilization refers to the use of a physical or chemical procedure to destroy all forms of microorganisms, including the highly resistant spores.