Dental technology is constantly evolving and advancing. We've taken the time to research and carefully select the technological advances that benefit our patients most. Read on to learn more about the modern technology we've incorporated into our practice.
Although the intraoral camera is only about the size of a pen, it makes quite an impact on the dental health of our patients! This digital camera allows us to take photos of the inside of your mouth and then display them on a chairside monitor so you can see what we see. This helps patients visualize what is going on in their mouths, and often makes conditions more immediate and "real." This allows patients to make educated and informed decisions about their dental treatment. One of our goals is always to educate you about your dental health, and the intraoral camera helps us meet that goal.
We exclusively use digital x-rays at Brigham Dental Care for a number of reasons. Digital x-rays expose patients to considerably less radiation and are available to view almost instantly. As with images from the intraoral camera, we can display digital x-ray images on a computer monitor and zoom in and highlight certain areas so that you can easily see any areas of concern. This assists with patient education and allows you to be a part of your own care.
Because digital x-rays don't use any film or chemicals to develop, they are also much safer for the environment!
Catching cavities as early as possible allows us to use more conservative treatment methods and preserve more healthy tooth structure. A visual examination, digital x-rays, and scanning with our DIAGNOdent device all help make sure that no cavity, no matter how small, is able to slip by us unnoticed!
VELscope Oral Cancer Screening
We screen for oral cancer during every routine visit. Oral cancer is dangerous and deadly. Part of the problem is that it often goes undetected until it has reached an advanced stage. Regular check-ups and VELscope screenings allow us to detect pre-cancerous changes in cells so that treatment can start immediately, resulting in much better outcomes.
We recognize that our patients are busy people with active lives! It's easy to forget an appointment, so we offer confirmations by text. This way, you can receive reminders and confirm your scheduled time right from your smart phone.
We want our patients to enjoy their time with us! Free WiFi allows you to access the internet on your devices during your waiting time and during your appointment as well. Many patients appreciate the distraction provided by watching a favorite show or listening to music on their mobile device while they have their teeth cleaned.
We at Brigham Dental Care are concerned about the health of our patients, our team and our community. As healthcare professionals, we all have a role to play in slowing the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and “flattening the curve” in order to follow sound scientific, public health advice, to help limit infections and slow the spread of the virus. The spread of COVID-19 will be determined by our collective actions now. The methods we adopt to try and lower the number of people infected may seem extreme; however, responding ahead of the virus seems rational and prudent for the sake of our collective community. We will always strive to protect our patients, our team and our community.
We will be closing our offices for at least two weeks starting Monday, March 16, 2020-March 30, 2020 with the potential of a longer shutdown depending on the intensity of the virus in our area. We will reach out to reschedule your appointment. Dr. Matt Ebert will be available to see patients for emergency purposes only, his cell phone number is 802-249-1122. We recognize that this may be an inconvenience to some and appreciate your understanding during this challenging and unprecedented time. Stay safe and be well. We hope to see you all very soon.
Brigham Dental Care
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