"Quality Dentistry, Affordable Service, Compassionate Care."

New Technologies at Davidson Family Dentistry

In a world of constant change, it seems that if we are not moving forward then we must be moving backward.  At Davidson Family Dentistry, our goal is always providing “Quality Dentistry, Affordable Service, and Compassionate Care”.  With new technologies we want to ever enhance our mission.  We are always moving forward.

We are happy and proud to announce the addition of two new technologies that enhances our mission of “Quality Dentistry” without breaking the pledge of “Affordable Service”.

Our first new technology is a Cone Beam CT X-Ray.  This is an x-ray machine that we use to see 3-D.  Always in the past our x-ray images were confined to a two dimensional view.  Now we have the ability to make a three dimensional image which is especially useful in diagnosing and planning surgical procedures like implant placement and complicated extractions like difficult impacted wisdom teeth.
Dr. Michael Davidson and Dr. John Biegert in our office have both been trained in implant placement and have been very thankful for our 3-D Cone Beam CT machine.

For our patients who remember Dr. David Davidson’s original business partner Dr. Joseph Cortese, you will enjoy what old-time radio and television personality Paul Harvey would call “the rest of the story”.  Dr. Cortese had the first x-ray machine in Des Moines in the early 1950’s and now we have one of the few 3-D x-ray machines in central Iowa.  Dentistry has come a long way.

Our second new technology announcement is a Digital Impression Scanner.  A digital scanner replaces the gooey paste in a tray we have used historically to reproduce the inside of the mouth for such things as making crowns and bridges.  Some of the new treatments – implant crowns, orthodontic aligners, and dental sleep appliances – are perfect fits for this new technology.  And yes, the traditional crowns, bridges, and partial dentures can also be made using a digital scanner.The other exciting part of this new x-ray is the incredibly low amount of radiation it emits.  It has less radiation than the typical film based panoramic machines we used in the past in our original Beaverdale office.  In fact, it is estimated that you will receive equivalent radiation on a transcontinental airline flight from New York to Los Angeles.

Posted January 11th, 2019