Technology

A sculptor needs marble or clay. A painter needs oils or watercolors. Advanced dental instruments in the hands of Dr. Hopkins allow her to give you a high level of care and the results you need and deserve. They are, literally, the touch point, between Dr. Hopkins and your ongoing dental health. Advanced Dental Center gives you access to the kind of dental technology that makes your treatment more efficient and more comfortable than ever before. It’s one of the many ways ADC strives to be the best.

Digital Radiographs (X-rays)

Your comfort and safety are our primary concerns at Advanced Dental Center. Digital radiographs are a technological advancement that both reduces patient exposure to radiograph energy and delivers a clearer picture to your dentist. Old X-ray technology involved more traditional film development, making you and your doctor wait to see the results. With digital radiographs, the picture is available almost instantly, giving you a shorter, more comfortable visit. At Advanced Dental Center, each treatment room is equipped with two computer monitors, so that Dr. Hopkins can show you your X-ray pictures and describe what she sees. This enhances your ability to make informed decisions about your dental treatment.

Digital radiographs also greatly improve communication between referring doctors. With your consent, Dr. Hopkins and her team can email the information and make them instantly available to your referring doctors.

Intraoral Camera

An intraoral camera lets you see inside your mouth during both treatment planning and dental procedures. At Advanced Dental Center, we understand that “seeing is believing.” Have you ever said, “Wow, how many cavities did you say I have?” or “Do I really need a crown on this tooth? How can you tell?” Our intraoral camera displays your teeth on a video screen, allowing Dr. Hopkins to walk you through your proposed treatment. The use of this camera allows us to work with you as a team to meet your dental goals. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss your treatment options with you. We want you to picture how your appearance will improve with excellent dental care, giving you all the more reason to smile.

Digital Photography

Digital cosmetic imaging allows you to see how your appearance might change with the application of cosmetic dentistry. You will be able to see how improving the look of your teeth can impact the overall beauty of your face, Dr. Hopkins and her dental team use this technology to assist you in making the best decisions regarding your dental health and your overall appearance. Seeing how your smile will improve helps you make the right investment for the future of your teeth. Picture your improved appearance with excellent dental care.

Caesy™ Education System

Caesy™ provides the ultimate patient education system available in dentistry. This system uses high-quality graphics to give you a detailed description of each procedure. At Advanced Dental Center, we utilize the Caesy™ Education System to show you how a procedure can improve your health, helping you make the best decision for your teeth and gums. Many of our patients find Caesy™ to be a valuable part of their experience with us. You will also enjoy sharing this information with your family. To ensure they have a clear understanding of the treatment recommendations and procedures, we can save the relevant education video onto a DVD for you to take home after your appointment.

DIAGNOdent

The DIAGNOdent is an exciting new dental technology that allows us to find cavities on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth-even when those cavities are just beginning and would have been missed by previous detection methods. The DIAGNOdent is a small, portable laser unit that detects the cavity and alerts us with an audible signal and a numerical readout, providing information about the cavity’s size. The value is that we can stop cavities in their infancy, whereas in the past they would have to be significantly bigger before we could find and treat them. Just like other areas of medicine and dentistry, early detection and treatment is of immeasurable value in preserving your good dental health.