Dental Technology

Dental Treatment Technology Lodi, NJ
Digital x-rays reduce the amount of radiation needed as compared to film x-rays.  The improved diagnostic capability of digital x-rays and the ability to view the x-rays on a computer screen allow the patient to better understand and follow treatment.  Digital x-rays are instant, there is no longer a need to develop the film.  Digital x-rays save time and increase patient care.  It’s also a very green technology.  By eliminating film, developer and chemical waste it is better for you and the environment!
Adults and teens at Dental Associates of Lodi will find iTero® scanning easy and comfortable because they won’t have to worry about getting the gooey mess all over themselves during the impression process. The iTero® Digital Scanner eliminates the putty and the trays and uses a camera that takes digital images of the teeth.

This process only takes a few short minutes, and our patient can review the digital image of their teeth on the screen with the doctor. They will also be able to view our “outcome simulator” which demonstrates how their teeth will look after the Invisalign treatment is complete.
Using the latest iTero® scanner technology, Dr. Liao can administer dental restorations, such as dental crowns, inlays, and onlays, creating a digital map of your mouth, during which the iTero® technology creates a 3-D map of your upper and lower jaw without the danger of gagging or swallowing excess plaster. A digital impression is taken of your teeth in a precise manner and the iTero® technology will design Invisalign & Clear retainers to fit your teeth perfectly.

Using Electronic Medical Records our practice is able to quickly and accurately access patient information in order to provide the utmost in patient care.  This helps to ensure patient confidentiality as well as reduce the need for paper.  Using a digital format allows for quick access to your information when needed for insurance records yet provides a secure filing system.
An intraoral camera combines the latest video technologies with dental care. Both the patient and dentist can see detailed images of the teeth and mouth in real time.  With an intraoral camera, you are able to better understand what is happening in your mouth and review the status of your oral health.
With this latest technology, a UV light detects cavities that are not yet visible to the naked eye. This technology enables dentists to practice minimally invasive dentistry by providing a better possibility of diagnosing this disease at an early stage.
Oral cancer affects thousands of Americans yearly. We use the latest technology to detect changes in oral tissue consistencies and/or lesions. A UV light is shined into the mouth to detect unhealthy tissue. Healthy tissue looks lighter under the light while spots of bad tissue appear dark. With early detection, cancer may be caught before it has time to spread, potentially saving lives.
These handpieces provide less vibration and noise than traditional dental drills. Not only are they quieter, but also more efficient in tooth preparation making dental procedures shorter and more manageable.
These television monitors are found next to every patient chair. Patients can watch a movie or TV show. Patients can also view their dental x-rays when speaking to the doctor about the findings for a better understanding of their oral health.
Our office offers free Wi-Fi for our patients use while visiting our office.