Dr. Hoaglin is continuously evaluating current technology to identify new advancements that will allow him to delivery the
best possible treatment and dental results for our patients. Here are some new technologies that we have recently
Dr. Hoaglin uses specific technology to allow him to to more closely examine your teeth and gums. He uses high powered
magnifying Loupes with LED lighting (Dr. Hoaglin's cool glasses) and a Carl Zeiss Operating Microscope, which improve his vision an
enable him to see beyond what the naked eye can detect. The operating microscope has opened his mind by
allowing him to see things he had never been able to see before. For example, when performing a root canal, the
microscope allows Dr. Hoaglin to see what typically a dentist can only feel during the procedure. This has revolutionized
the way he performs endodontics as well as other procedures.
Recently Dr. Hoaglin upgraded his handpieces to electric driven motors as opposed to the traditional air turbines. Electric
handpieces provide numerous advantages including: a significant decrease in noise, increased torque, constant RPM. These advantages allow for a much more consistent surface texture on a prepared tooth as well as a quieter appointment, which patients enjoy.
In 2012, we introduced digital x-rays to our practice. Digital x-rays have many great advantages over tradition film
based x-rays, including:
- Decreased radiation exposure
- Near instant images
- Ease of duplication and sharing if needed.
Our skilled hygiene staff have recently switched to Piezoelectric Ultrasonic Scalers. These advanced scalers help our hygienists more efficiently
remove tartar providing a deeper level of clean and a higher level of comfort than traditional scalers.
We have changed the way many of our procedures are performed with the introduction of the Ivoclar Navigator Diode
Laser. The Navigator is a soft-tissue cutting laser that is used in the management of gum tissue, cosmetic gum
contouring, and controlling bleeding. The Diode laser can also be used to complete many minor oral surgery procedures
including small biopsies and frenectomies (for patients who are tongue tied).
You my notice we use a number of different digital cameras in our practice. This technology allows us to communicate
with our laboratories, educate our patients, and document certain conditions.
In 2009, our practice converted to a Macintosh-based computer network. This system is a significant upgrade from our
former system and allows us to streamline our scheduling, billing, insurance communication and documentation.