Our office is conveniently located at 15 Lafayette Place at the intersection of Hatton and Lafayette Place by Walgreens and Bank of America at Indigo Run. We occupy the corner suite with wheelchair access to accommodate access for all of our patients. In addition to having a beautiful, ergonomic office designed for patient comfort, we have invested in the very best equipment to serve our patients dental needs. We are convinced that our technology improves both our diagnostic ability as well as our treatment outcomes. We invite you to take a look at some of the high tech equipment being used at Southern Smiles.
The Zoom™ whitening procedure is quick and easy. It’s a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure that is safe, effective and extremely fast. In just over an hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. Take your first step to feeling good, looking great and making a memorable impression every time you smile. You owe it to yourself!
Your smile is important. It's one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful - it can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression
Your lifestyle and the aging process can stain and darken your teeth. Many things we do on a regular basis can contribute to stained teeth, such as drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine or smoking.
Whitening can get your smile looking its best. Non-professional procedures and clinically unproven teeth whitening tips can often lead to unsatisfactory results, you should look for a whitening procedure that is:
Dental imaging software allows us to simulate cosmetic and other procedures so you can see the effect on your smile before we start! We take digital pictures of your teeth and then use a sophisticated computer simulation program to create the projected "after" images.
Computer Digital Radiography (CDR). Dental x-rays can now be taken using sensors that transmit the image directly into a computer monitor. This larger image helps the patient understand the doctor's explanations more easily and enables the doctor to "zoom in" on a specific area of the tooth. An important advantage to this new technology is that it reduces the amount of radiation by up to 90%. Digital x-rays are also faster. The digital image only takes 20 seconds to appear in the monitor. In addition, this new technology is friendly to the environment since no chemicals are needed for developing the image.
The DIAGNOdent is a new high tech laser system that aids in early diagnosis of cavities in the complex anatomy of the chewing surfaces of teeth. It utilizes laser light of a defined wavelength to help detect and quantify demineralized tooth substances without x-ray exposure.
At Southern Smiles we use high tech instrumentation to treat and diagnose our patients. This equipment really enables us to do the highest quality dental work for our patients. We continually attend higher education courses taught by world-class leaders in the dental field. We aim to stay on the forefront of dentistry and this can only be done with the Knowledge and expertise that comes from education. We have in our office the complete line of Bioresearch equipment. This enables us to do more precise work, and treat complicated issues with much more predictable results.
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Making Dental Occlusion a Science
For years, dental occlusion had been largely a matter of guesswork for dentists. Articulation paper, waxes, pressure indicator paste, etc. were all dentists had to assess and balance the forces of occlusion. Most of these methods are not sensitive enough to detect simultaneous contact, and none measure both biting time and force. Tekscan met the challenge by developing the T-Scan system. T-Scan's grid-based sensor technology proved so successful that Tekscan has applied the same technology to hundreds of other applications, forming Tekscan's Medical and Industrial divisions.
The Watch-PAT100 provides a new screening, diagnostic, treatment assessment and patient follow-up possibilities in the medical management of sleep-related breathing disorders. The Watch-PAT100 is designed to fulfill the unmet need for an ambulatory, reliable, patient friendly diagnostic evaluation tool that is accessible to the great number of OSA sufferers, and to the equally important need for a cost effective means for follow up of treated patients. The Watch-PAT100 opens new clinical avenues for the practice of sleep medicine.
The Watch-PAT100 is a self-contained device that is worn on the wrist and uses a non-invasive
finger mounted pneu-optical probe to measure the PAT signal. The recorded signals are stored in
a removable memory card in the device to be downloaded to a computer for automatic analysis
utilizing proprietary algorithms. In addition to the PAT Signal, the Watch-PAT 100 records
oxygen saturation and actigraphy. A fourth channel, pulse rate, is derived from the PAT Signal.
The Watch-PAT100 offers physicians and the millions of undiagnosed sufferers of obstructive sleep apnea a new option for ambulatory, patient-friendly, unattended first line diagnostic evaluation of sleep related breathing disorders.
Watch-PAT100 is FDA cleared and CE certified