The Positive Impact of Modern Technology
Modern dental technology can have a major impact on how well a child responds to dental treatment. Children may feel anxious about their visits to a pediatric dentist, and many times, this anxiety comes from a fear of sights, sounds, and an association of pain with a dentist appointment. Advanced technology may not only address these problems, but helps improve treatment by being more efficient, faster, safer, and less painful than traditional methods. We incorporate technology, like digital x-rays and dental lasers, into many of our treatments to help promote better oral health and more enjoyable dental experiences for your child.
We are a GREEN office
We provide our patients with technologies that improve procedures and make them safer and more eco-friendly. We offer less radiation, more natural looking restorations and less chemical contamination. Our advanced Digital Radiographs system provides better diagnostic detail, about 90% less radiation exposure compared to traditional radiographs and less exposure of our team to harmful developing chemicals, lead and silver. Our fluorides and prophylactic toothpaste are gluten-free. We only use resin composite fillings and sealants that are BPA-free. They are also metal free and more biocompatible with tooth structure.
Our Dental Technology
Digital X-Ray System
Images can be taken in less than a quarter of a second providing clearer views of the teeth and gums, and any other dental problems. They can be seen immediately after taken and allow for more accurate treatment planning.
Cari-Vu Cavity Detection device
This detection device uses transillumination technology to accurately depict the location of dental cavities and tooth cracks. It is very useful to evaluate teeth after trauma and as a supplemental diagnostic tool to traditional X-Rays.
This ultra-modern HD camera captures highly accurate and detailed images of the inside of the mouth that can be shown in real-time on a chairside monitor. It allows you to see what the dentist sees so that you can be aware of dental problems that may need immediate attention.
The Wand® Anesthesia
A computer-assisted anesthesia system that allows for a friendly and acceptable way to get numb. Fear of dental procedures is usually minimal when children are presented with this alternate method.
We use the Light Scalpel CO2 Laser to provide a variety of dental surgeries that otherwise would have to be performed with the use of a scalpel that can bruise or injure the tissue. As a result there is shorter surgery time, no need for stitches, minimal bleeding, reduced risk of infection, less swelling and discomfort.
Clear Correct Aligners
Clear and invisible aligners that can straighten teeth without using traditional braces. They are easy to clean and usually get the job done in less time with less hassle.
White zirconia crowns simulate the look of real teeth making your child’s smile whiter and more esthetic. They are durable, biocompatible with the tooth structure and metal-free.
Safe, Reliable, Technology-Assisted Care
Dr. Maribel Santos-Cordero is a board-certified pediatric dentist specializing solely in the care of children and adolescents. Always looking to create better, more comfortable, and safer experiences for her young patients, she continues to receive over 40 hours of additional training each year and remains up-to-date on all the latest treatment options and dental technology. As a patient of Dr. Santos-Cordero, your child can experience compassionate and friendly dental care focused on helping them establish excellent oral health from the very beginning, with the aid of safe and reliable dental technology.