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Advanced Dental Services & Technology – Rancho Bernardo, CA

Modern Dentistry Requires the Right Utilities

Part of ensuring the highest quality dentistry possible starts with many years of education and clinical experience. However, it doesn’t end there. In some cases, it also means staying on top of the latest advancements in the dental field. This includes adding technology to the dental office that we believe will best enhance your dental visit and improve treatment outcomes. We hope that you’ll find Dr. Howard’s preventive and restorative treatments even more comfortable and comprehensive as a result.

Digital dental x-rays on computer screen

How Dental Technology Makes Our Dentistry Better

Intraoral Camera

Dentist using intraoral camera to capture smile images

While we do our best to explain exactly what we see during your oral exam and what it means for your oral health, sometimes it’s better to show you, rather than simply tell. This is where our intraoral camera comes in. This small, handheld device is designed to capture high-resolution photos of your mouth with this tiny camera equipped in its tip. After capturing these images, we can display them on a monitor for your convenience and show you exactly what Dr. Howard sees!

Digital X-Rays

Digital dental x-rays on computer screen

X-rays are just as much a part of your routine oral care as brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings. Without them, we would only have a partial picture of your oral health, making it far more difficult to catch underlying problems before they appear. Thankfully, digital X-rays are designed to reduce up to 90 percent radiation compared to traditional X-rays systems and provide us a clear picture of your oral health in just a few minutes. Of course, we’ll always make sure to provide protective shields for extra precaution.

Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry

Patient receiving soft tissue laser dentistry treatment

Did you know that many dental treatments that are typically done with metal dental instruments can also be done with soft tissue lasers? Diode laser therapy is becoming far more common in dental offices today and thanks to Dr. Howard’s experience and trained hand, he can not only ensure more precise treatments with this device, but reduce healing times and dramatically boost your comfort. Whether it’s for restorative, cosmetic, or periodontal services, a soft tissue laser can make all the difference.

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