You deserve the latest technology that dentistry has to offer. In order to achieve your dental goals, we offer the following dental technology to provide you with the top-notched services: Digital x-rays for reduced exposure; intra-oral cameras and digital cameras so you see what we see; high-speed handpieces to your comfort; educational videos to assist you answering your questions and digital charts for more efficiency.
Ask Drs. Shepherd or Tom to see your 3-D scan!
DENTAL X-RAYS As a benefit to you, the digital x-ray provides nearly 80% less radiation than a standard x-ray. This is due to the fact that the digital version of the x-ray is much more sensitive to this radiation and has been specifically designed with the patient in mind.
Digital x-rays are quickly becoming adopted by a large percentage of the dental industry. A digital x-ray allows the dentist to take an image of the tooth or teeth and put it into an imaging program. Within this imaging program, there are a number of tools that will allows Dr. Shepherd and Dr. Tom to take a very close look at the teeth and surrounding structures with amazing accuracy.
intraoral camera The intraoral camera is an amazing diagnostic tool for viewing different angles in the mouth that we would not have been able to just a few years ago. The camera gives us the ability to view the entire mouth on a monitor so that we can get a closer look at any potential issues or problems that may arise. In addition, you will have the ability to see for yourself first hand the same images we are seeing.
rotary endodontics Endodontics, more commonly known as root canals, is a procedure where the nerves of the tooth are removed opposed to extracting the tooth. This is often due to the fact that they are infected and the tooth is causing pain.
Rotary Endodontics is a way of performing the root canal utilizing a specific electrical handpiece. This tool often makes the process faster and allows the dentist to perform the process with greater ease.
Dear Valued Patients:
While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety, as well as the safety of our team that serves you.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to or exceed each agencies’ recommendations.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect you and our team.
We look forward to seeing you again soon and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (760) 416-1003 or text us at 760-416-1003.
Thank you for taking the time to read about how we are taking every precaution to keep you and your team safe. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back. If you are a new patient to our practice, Welcome and thank you for choosing us for your dental needs.
Drs. Shepherd, Tom and the Entire Palm Springs Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Team