Technology

"Can't think of anything you could do to improve - you're already way past any dentist I've ever had in the way of technology." M.M.

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Comfort Control Syringe

The Comfort Control Syringe (CCS) is a pre-programmed, computer-controlled anesthetic delivery system. The CCS precision delivery technology allows us to provide you with a continuous, steady level of comfort, and its disposable cartridge sheaths mean a safe, sterile procedure

Laser Dentistry

The doctors at 21st Century Dental keep up to date on laser technology. This is truly an emerging field that will have a tremendous impact on how dentistry is performed in the future. Shown here is one of the six lasers we currently use on a daily basis. We use this one to cure the tooth-colored materials that are placed for cosmetic purposes. Other lasers include the perio laser from Lares, which we use to treat periodontal disease, for cosmetic recontouring of your gums, for removal of frenums and for treatment of aphthous ulcers, herpetic ulcers and other mouth ulcers. We also use the DIAGNOdent for diagnosis of decay.

Air Abrasion

Another exciting area is air-abrasion. This unit is used in our office every day, and it makes patients smile. Why? Because it allows us to prepare teeth for fillings without the need for anesthesia or a drill!

 

Computers

Here, you are looking at a computer that sits in every treatment room. This allows us to schedule appointments for you without having to wait at the front desk. We also have our patient charts here, so when you call us, your treatment needs are only a click away!

 

 

 

 

Sterilization Center

This "steri-center" is a state-of-the-art sterilization area where nothing is left to chance. Those little bugs don't have a prayer in our office!

 

 

Water Purity

Concerned about water purity? Have you been watching one too many installments of "20-20 takes 20 shots at dental offices"? Well... rest easy. This point-of-source water bottle is just ONE method we use to ensure that the water we use is cleaner than the water you drink... bottled or not!

 

 

 

 

Digital Orthophos

We use this digital orthophos to take full-mouth digital x-rays every few years. Different from the small "tooth" x-rays we take periodically, this will locate cysts, jaw fractures, cancerous lesions and other abnormalities of the bone and tissues in and around the oral cavity. In the digital format, your radiation exposure is considerably reduced, and the image is without peer. What else would you expect from 21st Century Dental?

Statim Autoclave

This reliable cassette sterilizer is fast enough to sterilize expensive dental handpieces and instruments between procedures - it can complete an unwrapped sterilization cycle in just nine minutes and a wrapped cycle in just 17.5 minutes. SciCan's Statim cassette sterilizers have a biological effectiveness that has been proven in tests for hollow and solid instruments at many internationally recognized institutes in Canada, the United States and Europe.

DIAGNOdent Laser

The new DIAGNOdent Laser is here and we are the first on our block to have one! It takes the place of that instrument (explorer) we stick in your tooth to check for cavities. It is actually a laser that digitally reads decay in graduating degrees within your tooth. No more guesswork!

Isolite Isolation System

The revolutionary Isolite converges the functions of light, aspiration and retraction into one streamlined tool that makes isolation quick, easy and incredibly comfortable for patients. At 21st Century Dental, we are using Isolite to reduce procedure times by 20-50% while improving patient safety and staff fatigue.

 

T-Scan III

For years, dental occlusion (the way teeth meet in a patient's mouth) had been largely a matter of guesswork for dentists. Articulation paper (that carbon paper you bite on) was all dentists had to assess and balance the forces of occlusion. This method is not sensitive enough to detect simultaneous contact, and it does not measure either biting time or force. Tekscan met the challenge by developing the T-Scan III. We are proud to be one of the few dental offices in the Dallas-Ft.Worth Metroplex to use this advanced technology to make sure your bite is optimized.

Digital Radiography

Digital radiography’s technology improves and simplifies the way we care for our patients’ teeth, resulting in better dental evaluations and treatment decisions. The instantaneous, clear computer screen image allows us to immediately discuss the findings with our patients.

Pulse Oximeter

"Sleep Dentistry" is an extremely relaxing method that we use when performing smile makeovers, instant orthodontics, and even less time-consuming cosmetic procedures. It is also used at any time someone wishes to be even more relaxed than what conscious sedation (laughing gas) can provide. It is important that we monitor your vital signs, such as blood pressure, pulse and oxygen saturation during these procedures, and this "pulse oximeter" is the latest technological advancement in this arena.

 

Radio Communication

To better serve our patients, we now use radio communication to pass along information to others in the office. This saves us from leaving you during procedures, cuts down on unwanted noise in the office and allows us to play like FBI agents if things get boring around here.

Velscope Oral Cancer Screening System

Velscope - because no technology that will benefit the health of our patients will ever be out of reach.

Free screening for all new patients! - why?

Oral cancer kills one person every hour in the U.S., and this doesn't come close to the number who are physically debilitated.

Call us today if you have concerns about oral cancer, but remember that although tobacco and alcohol are the largest risk factors, this occurs often in those with no risk factors at all. You can't afford not to be checked!

972.255.3712 or info@21stCenturyDental.com

290 E John Carpenter Fwy. Suite 2700, Irving, TX 75062 USA
B. Kent Smith, DDS Jeff Roy, DDS Ashley Bristow, DDS Irving, TX dentist providing comprehensive dentistry & sleep apnea therapy. (972) 255-3712 (972) 255-5693 info@21stcenturydental.com