Technology continues to become integrated into our daily lives adding efficiency, accuracy, and convenience to our mounting “to-do” lists. In this digital age, it is vital for your healthcare providers to stay up-to-date with the evolution of these advancements to make sure you and your family receive the best and most accurate treatment. As your Sparta dentist, Dr. Knoll knows the importance of giving you the efficiency and peace of mind that comes with advanced technology.
At Sparta Dental we are constantly improving by implementing new systems for sending e-prescriptions for our patients. Also, we are purchasing iPads for more efficient collection of health histories, less wasted paper and the ability to set up in-office payments.
Dr. Knoll uses an intraoral camera at her office allowing for sooner and more accurate diagnosis. Only slightly larger than a pen, this wandlike camera is able to fit in the hardest-to-reach areas of your mouth finding hidden fractures and trouble sources. The digital images are able to be put on a screen immediately, aiding in co-diagnosis and a better understanding of the treatment you need.
Digital x-rays cut down your time in the dentist’s chair and decrease your exposure to radiation by 90 percent! The color-enhanced images can be enlarged and manipulated to give Dr. Knoll a better picture of what is happening in your mouth.
IsoLite is used for illumination, retraction, airway protection, and helps the patient stay open during the procedure. It provides for more efficient and safer dentistry that is also hopefully more comfortable.
Our office has several brand new pieces of sterilization equipment that are monitored and tested weekly by an outside company. We also use DentaPure Water Filters in all of our treatment rooms.
New in 2016, our PaX-i3D machine gives Dr. Knoll the ability to diagnose off of a 3 dimensional image. Being aware of vital nerves, blood vessels, and sinus location allows Dr. Knoll to precision plan implant surgery in the safest way possible. This machine also has the capability to take traditional 2D digital images with less exposure to radiation, and for our patients with a strong gag reflex, it has a feature allowing us to take cavity detecting x-rays without placing sensors inside the mouth.