Family Dentistry in Missoula, MT

 
At Rick Hoaglin, DMD we strive to deliver dental services in a caring and compassionate manner. The comfort and dental health of our patients is always foremost in our thought, which is why we use the most advanced dental technology to deliver state of the art dental care that is efficient and minimizes patient anxiety and discomfort.

Dental Services include

 
  • Comprehensive Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Restorative Treatments (Fillings)
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Dental Implants
  • Full and Partial Dentures
  • Microscope-Assisted Endodontics (Root Canals)
 
  • Laser Gum Therapy
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy
  • Tooth Extractions
  • Minor Oral Surgery
 
 
Family Dental Clinic | Missoula, MT | Rick Hoaglin, DMD
 

Cutting Edge Dental Technology

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 incorporated.

Magnification

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.

Electric Handpieces

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.

Digital Radiography (X-Rays)

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.

Piezoeltric Ultrasonic Scalers

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.

Soft Tissue Diode Laser

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).

Digital Photography

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.

Mac Based Computer Network

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.