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Advanced Dental Technology for Precise, Comfortable Care

At Maidu Dental, we are committed to your total comfort and relaxation and are proud to offer cutting-edge, advanced dental technology to our patients. We feature the latest in materials and procedures, and we have made it our mission to make outstanding dental care available to as many people as possible by making it affordable and efficient. 

The practice also meets and surpasses all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and CDC (Centers for Disease Control) standards to ensure total patient safety.
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Digital X-rays

Our x-ray system is completely digital. This means the amount of radiation emitted is 90 percent less than traditional units. In addition to being a safe and effective option, digital x-rays allow the doctors to manipulate the images, viewing them with a higher contrast or zooming in where necessary. This provides the utmost accuracy when diagnosing dental issues.Other benefits include:
Lower radiation dose (less than a full mouth series of intraoral film)
A quick comprehensive scan of the complete oral-maxillofacial area (14 seconds)
Immediate virtual diagnosis and treatment planning in one visit
Easy sharing of images and diagnostic information

Intraoral Camera

Some areas of the oral cavity are difficult to see with the naked eye. Our intraoral camera allows the doctors to visualize hard-to-see areas for a more accurate diagnosis. We can also take high-quality photographs to help our patients better understand their condition.

CAD/CAM

Computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) are methods used to create and craft dental restorations quickly, accurately, and efficiently. Our CAD/CAM technology allows our doctors to digitally design a restoration, such as a dental crown, chairside. Once the virtual restoration is designed for a custom fit, the image files are sent to our in-office milling station, which can craft your final crown in a matter of minutes. CAD/CAM technology can also be used to fabricate bridges, veneers, inlays, onlays, and more. This revolutionary method often allows for faster treatment. Depending on the case, patients can sometimes receive their final crown in a single office visit.

Oral Cancer Screening

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, only 57 percent of those diagnosed with oral cancer will survive past the five-year mark. This is primarily due to the fact that oral cancer is more difficult to treat when it is diagnosed in its later stages. This is why standard oral cancer screenings are so vital to long-term health. Our doctors perform a screening during every routine examination. This simple process typically only takes about five minutes to complete, and can save your life.

Laser Dentistry

In dentistry, laser therapy can be utilized in treatments for both hard and soft tissues. When preparing a tooth for a restoration, such as a filling or crown, a laser can be used to remove damaged portions of the tooth with amazing precision. This helps ensure that the healthy, strong portions of the tooth are left intact.

Our soft tissue diode laser is used for gum reshaping and gum treatments. This specialized laser can target infected tissue while leaving healthy tissue untouched. It can also sterilize and seal periodontal pockets to reduce bacteria that cause gum disease.

DIAGNOdent™ Laser Cavity Screening

Our innovative DIAGNOdent pen can detect cavities using laser fluorescence technology. This helps our doctors diagnose tooth decay while it is still in its early stages. Approved by the American Dental Association and the FDA, DIAGNOdent is an excellent supplemental tool for traditional cavity detection.

Digital Impressions

Gone are the days of messy, uncomfortable dental impressions. Our digital impressions can be taken using a simple handheld digital wand, which takes thousands of images of your teeth, then stitches them together to create a lifelike onscreen model. This technique reduces or altogether eliminates the gag reflex that so many patients unfortunately experience with traditional impressions.

Comfort Control™ Syringe

Did you know that the discomfort from a dental injection is actually caused by the flow of medication into the tissues, rather than the needle itself? Our Comfort Control Syringe is an innovative alternative to conventional anesthesia injections. This delivery device is pre-programmed to control the administration of anesthetic for optimal patient comfort.

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