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Technology advancements in dentistry  play an important role in enabling us to provide the highest standard of dental care possible. Dental technology has allowed us to detect and treat tooth decay in its early stages and to perform other procedures with maximum patient comfort.

Some technologies you may see when you visit us are:

  • Intraoral Camera
  • Digital Radiography
  • CariVu Caries Detection Device
  • Electric Hand Piece
  • Computerized Patient Records
  • E-Mail and Text Confirmations


Intraoral Camera

The intraoral camera is a wand-like device that projects a magnified picture of the patient's mouth on the computer. The image allows both the dentist and patient to see things like fractured teeth, receding gums, and broken restorations, such as fillings.

Digital Radiography

Dr. Olson and our team chooses carefully which and when x-rays are taken. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. They enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level and evaluate the health of your bone. Radiographs also allow us to examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, and assess damage when trauma occurs. Digital imaging allows minimal exposure time and are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health.

CariVu Caries Detection

This is a compact, portable tool that uses trans-illumination technology to identify carious lesions and fractures.  CariVu makes the enamel appear transparent while porous lesions trap and absorb the light.  This unique caries detector allows the clinician to see through the tooth exposing its structure and decay and fractures with very high accuracy.

Electric Hand Piece

Electric hand pieces offer a smooth delivery of material which puts less stress on the healthy tooth structure.