Heritage Oak Dental's doctors, Shane and Mark Douglas, arm their office with an arsenal of dental technology designed to keep treatments accurate and patients comfortable. Digital imaging uses 3-D technology to map out every tooth crevice, and digital x-rays snap shots of roots while emitting far less radiation than a traditional x-ray machine. Instead of gooey, unpleasant impression gel, Heritage uses digital impressions to create a model of the mouth when new crowns and bridges are needed.
But the patients themselves don't need to worry about all this advanced computer gadgetry; they need only relax. Padded ergonomic chairs in the treatment rooms make that easy, and the bright kid's play area in the lobby keeps moppets entertained with a play kitchen, toys, and a real-time stock-market ticker.
Dr. Jasbir Cheema knows his way around general- and cosmetic-dentistry treatments and technology. His skill with Invisalign systems has earned him the status of being the number one and Super Elite Invisalign Provider status from the makers of Invisalign, who awarded him this designation as he's treated more than 3,500 patients with the clear braces and treats at least 500 Invisalign patients every six months. With the i-CAT 3-D cone-imaging system, he can peer into noggins to see his clients' tooth configurations with meticulous clarity. He and his team of managing and associate dentists use these technologies and more to reconstruct, straighten, clean, and whiten teeth in seven offices across California and one on Jupiter.