As far as equipment is concerned, I have the best technology has to offer in the following:
Low dose x-ray equipment - for a thorough, complete, quality diagnosis with maximum patient safety and peace of mind.
Digital Photography - for proper treatment planning and documentation of all cases before, during and after all procedures. Our patients love seeing their "before-and-after" photos of their new smile.
Intraoral video camera system - our patients rave about the fact they have the option to see their own teeth on a crystal clear monitor, which helps them understand their own dental condition as well as the high quality results I deliver for them. The photos also help our patients receive reimbursement from their insurance carriers.
Dental Lasers - we've used dental laser technology for years now to treat periodontal disease (gum disease). This non-surgical treatment is far more comfortable and conservative than traditional surgical techniques and the results are phenomenal. My team and I became laser certified and incorporated the use of a dental laser in my practice over seven years ago, and the results of the laser in treating periodontal disease have been outstanding. There is no discomfort with laser treatment and the healing response has been tremendous. While we had always achieved very good results in treating periodontal disease with skillful deep cleaning, the addition of the laser to periodontal therapy has enhanced the results manifold. If you have periodontal disease and are looking for treatment that will give you periodontal health with the most comfortable and conservative non-surgical treatment possible, laser treatment is a must.
Fully Adjustable Artiuculators - for precise fit and function of all of our crown and bridge restorations.
Pulse Oximeters - for safety and comfort during oral sedation procedures.
The absolute best investment I have made in my practice that has had the greatest beneficial impact on my patients is my extensive continuing education training and over 20 years of putting my skills to private practice. I have achieved extensive training in oral surgery, implant dentistry, orthopedic orthodontics, endodontics (root canal therapy), cosmetic dentistry, periodontal therapy, full-mouth reconstruction, TMJ treatment, and sedation dentistry.
Regarding sedation dentistry, I was the first dentist in the county of Santa Cruz (Santa Clara county for that matter) to provide oral sedation dentistry over 10 years ago, and it has enabled an enormous amount of people to get the treatment they need that they otherwise were too anxious to undergo. High fear and anxiety has been number one on many people’s list as to why they don’t see a dentist regularly other than for emergency care, and the sedation dentistry technique I use has freed people from living with their dental pain. It’s enabled people to get the care they need in a relaxed, dignified, dream state, and to go from a deteriorating mouth to a healthy, prevention side of the fence. I am extremely satisfied and proud to have helped so many people with the aid of oral sedation, and I am excited to keep doing so for many years to come.
Equal to sedation dentistry in helping my patients, is the extensive training I have in bite reconstruction. It’s critical that the bite (occlusion) is in harmony with the TMJ (temporomandibular joint), and I have found that many dentists do not pay near enough attention to detail when it comes to the bite when restoring teeth. Whether it is a simple filling, or a reconstruction of a person’s entire bite, I have the training and confidence to ensure that my patient’s will have proper occlusion (bites) in maximum comfort, function, health and esthetics. It’s taken years of dedication to attain and adhere to this level of dentistry, and my patients reap the rewards of these efforts every day they step into my office.
Because I have a very positive and strong relationship with each of my patients, it is important to them that they do not have to be referred out and obligated to establish new relations with different specialists to get their specific treatment needs met. This is why I have undergone extensive training in oral surgery, TMJ treatment, implant dentistry, and endodontics (root canal treatment). It’s especially important for the patients who elect to have their care done under oral sedation that I take care of whatever treatment needs they present with right there on the spot- and not have to stop and re-schedule treatment because they have to see a specialist.