Our clinicians augment their clinical experience and skills with the latest technological advances in dentistry, in order to obtain optimal results in a timely manner.
How We Use Technology To Protect You
As outside air is delivered to the entire clinic, including patient waiting areas and hallways, it is filtered through an antimicrobial UV filtering system to ensure that the air that our employees and patients breathe is free of germs, bacteria, viruses et cetera.
In addition to the primary air filtration system, the operatories and waiting room are equipped with Jade Surgically Clean Air filters to address any pathogens that may be introduced internally by filtering them through UV and HEPA filters.
Our sterilization centre is essential to the biosafety of our patients and staff, and as such we regularly review our infection protection and control (IPAC) procedures, including an annual third party review, to ensure that we meet and exceed the stringent requirements set forth by regulating bodies. Further to that effort, the centre has been designed with the following features.
• A completely enclosed room with hands-free access, enlisting dedicated entry and exit points.
• Negative air pressure is employed through the use of an external ventilation system to exhaust any potential pathogens to outside air, rather than release them into the clinic.
• Independent temperature and air controls decouple the area from the building’s main HVAC unit, completing the concept of a closed sterilizing environment.
• Three washer/disinfectors begin the instrument cleansing process, followed by a sterilizing cycle in one of five Class B autoclaves.
• Electronic traceability reporting is enabled through SteriTraces software, allowing for accurate documentation of the sterilization process related to individual instruments, and linking those instruments to the patients treated.
How We Use Technology To Enhance Your Patient Experience
Traditional impression-taking methodology can be substituted for a digital intraoral scan. Our Trios digital scanner produces precise digital information that can be used for intraoral appliances and fixtures, while providing patient with a more pleasant and comfortable experience.
An in-house laboratory utilizing computer assisted design and manufacturing, can mill temporary crowns, allowing patients the benefit of leaving with a tooth on an implant, the same day as it was placed.
The lab also incorporates a 3D printer to manufacture surgical guides, that in turn further enhance the precision placement of implants.
Microscopes are used to enable our endodontists the ability to view the root canal in great detail. The latest microscopes make it easier to spot and diagnose any abnormalities at the earliest possible stage, and are then used to assist in the cleaning and disinfecting process during root canal treatment.
Dental radiographs (x-rays) are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. At DOCS all radiographic information is capture digitally, thereby significantly reducing exposure to radiation, while providing a much higher dynamic resolution range.
Beyond the ability to capture very focused and specific radiographic information, cephalometric, panoramic, and cone beam computed tomographic (CBCT) imaging is available. These modalities allow clinicians access to the optimal tools that safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities, and assist in completing an ideal treatment plan.
• Cephlometric images capture a profile of the face, along with a patient’s airway and are used primarily for orthodontic treatment, and the treatment of sleep apnea.
• Panoramic x-ray images capture the entire mouth in a single image. This includes the teeth, both upper and lower jaws, and all of the surrounding structure and tissue, thereby providing clinicians with overall insight into the health of the mouth.
• CBCT imaging systems render a high definition image of the face and jaw, in three dimensions. This innovative technology is especially useful in planning the location of implants, detecting infections or tumors, and diagnosing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.