Besides your continued excellent health, your satisfaction as a patient of Sheppard Family Dental Care depends on your comfort and safety. Always mindful of your well-being, we utilize the latest technological advances in dental equipment and techniques to ensure a pleasant visit.
Digi-Doc Iris HD Camera
The camera, with a full 1080p resolution, lets you see inside your mouth during both treatment planning and dental procedures. Your teeth will be displayed on a video screen, allowing your doctor to walk you through the proposed treatment. The use of this camera allows the Sheppard Family Dental Care team to work with you to meet your dental care goals. You will see what Drs. Ernie, Cindy and Scott Sheppard see, allowing you to picture how your appearance will improve after dental care.
Digital Radiographs (X-rays)
You will appreciate a more comfortable visit, less waiting, and quicker treatment with digital radiographs at Sheppard Family Dental Care. Digital radiographs (X-rays) are a technological advancement that results in less exposure to radiation for you and your family. In addition, digital radiographs provide an almost instantaneous picture for your doctor. And, unlike traditional, film-based X-rays, digital X-rays often show more detail and can be archived in our system for future reference and comparison.
Digital photography provides instant images for Drs. Ernie, Cindy or Scott Sheppard to use for cosmetic imaging or to keep on file to track your progress. They can be electronically saved and are more efficient than traditional photographs that show less detail and which must be taken off-site for development.
The BIOLASE™ water laser and the BIOLASE™ gum laser are two examples of advanced technology that ensure effective, fast treatment for patients like you. Lasers are extremely gentle devices that allow for faster healing and little-to-no post treatment discomfort. You may experience the benefits of BIOLASE™ technology at Sheppard Family Dental Care during treatments for gum disease, cavities, and biopsies, as well as during delicate procedures like cosmetic gum contouring.
DIAGNOdent® is an exciting new dental technology that allows your dentist to find cavities on the chewing surfaces of back teeth, even when they are just beginning. At these beginning stages, other detection methods often miss these cavities until they have progressed.
DIAGNOdent® is a small, portable laser unit that detects the cavity and alerts the Sheppard Family Dental Care team with an audible signal and a numerical readout, providing information about the cavity’s size. This gives our Doctors valuable time to stop cavities in their infancy. Early detection and treatment is of immeasurable value in preserving your oral health, making DIAGNOdent® another important tool at your dentist’s disposal.
CASEY® Dental Education System
Sheppard Family Dental Care is your partner in your dental health. By understanding the health concerns and procedures involved in your dental health, you can take a more active role in maintaining a healthy smile. CASEY® patient education is a multimedia system that covers a wide variety of dental topics. By watching these short presentations, you will gain a better understanding of the procedures available to you at our office.