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Integrative Dentistry – Technology

  • Written by SDWC
  • Posted 4 years ago

by Chris Edwards, DDS Published August 2013 Technology has changed dentistry. The advances in dental materials and equipment enable us to perform treatment that 25 years ago did not exist. Computerization enables us to have a complete electronic record including digital x-rays, both intraoral and panoramic. The computer enables us to better communicate with our […]

Lasers in Dentistry

  • Written by SDWC
  • Posted 4 years ago

by Chris Edwards, DDS September/October 2008 Camera attachment allows patient to see their dentist’s work – up close and personal IMPROVED MAGNIFICATION aids in caries detection and the identification of fractures and abnormalities. In the reconstructive aspect, the enhanced magnification enables the dentist to assess decay removal and prepare conservative restorations, saving important tooth structure. […]

CAD/CAM Dentistry

  • Written by SDWC
  • Posted 6 years ago

by Chris Edwards, DDS The Quiet Revolution There is a quiet revolution going on in dentistry. CAD/CAM dentistry, (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) restorations are done in one visit, with no need for temporary crowns. They are non metallic, and very biocompatible. In office restorations are superior in that the resin or ceramic blocks are […]

Lasers in Dentistry

  • Written by SDWC
  • Posted 7 years ago

by Chris Edwards, DDS National Health Review Lasers have been used in dentistry since 1990. The term is an acronym for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.”  The theory of lasers was initially proposed by Einstein in 1917 and the first working laser device was made in 1960 by Theodore Maiman at Hughes Research […]

Low Level Laser Therapy

  • Written by SDWC
  • Posted 8 years ago

by Chris Edwards, DDS March/April 2009 LLLT is non-invasive, non-toxic, highly effective and has no known side effects LOW LEVEL LASERS have many applications in dentistry. They are used to treat bone infections, canker sores, gingivitis, cold sores, lip wounds, swelling, pain and Temporomandibular joint disorder as well as other dental conditions such as controlling […]

Seeing the light

  • Written by SDWC
  • Posted 8 years ago

by Susan Jenks   FLORIDA TODAY   John Bryan lay patiently as his dentist, Dr. Chris Edwards, shot laser energy into his gums, without anesthesia, to reshape them. The procedure lasted just two to three minutes, creating minimal bleeding and discomfort. “I like that it didn’t hurt,” said Bryan, an Indialantic resident hoping to improve […]

Microscopic Dentistry

  • Written by SDWC
  • Posted 9 years ago

by Chris Edwards, DDS May/June 2008 Camera attachment allows patient to see their dentist’s work – up close and personal IMPROVED MAGNIFICATION aids in caries detection and the identification of fractures and abnormalities. In the reconstructive aspect, the enhanced magnification enables the dentist to assess decay removal and prepare conservative restorations, saving important tooth structure. […]