Bethlehem Town Family Dental
Making Dental Care Simpler

Technology and Features

We're excited about our state-of-the-art technology because we know that it will make your treatment easier and more efficient. At Bethlehem Town Family Dental, we choose technology that makes your dental care easier and more comfortable. By streamlining your treatment with updated technology, we can complete your treatment efficiently so you don't need to spend any more time in the dental chair than necessary.

Surgically Clean Air®, Air Purifiers

One of the most significant investments we have made during the COVID-19 outbreak is the purchase of medical-grade air purifiers from Surgically Clean Air (www.scadental.com). Their units are unlike any other on the market and have the ability to trap and inactivate 99.9% of viruses in the air from aerosols and they can do this in 6-8 minutes for a typical treatment room space. It is crucial for an air purifier to not just trap the virus but also kill them while releasing no harmful ozone gas.  It also needs to have enough fan speed to be able to do all of the above in a rapid speed.  As icing on the cake, these air purifiers also release negative ions into the air which are better for our lungs! This company has been making medical-grade air purifiers BEFORE the COVID-19 outbreak, unlike most other purifiers that started claiming they are "medical grade" AFTER the outbreak. Their capabilities are unmatched from any other units on the market and their prices reflect their dominance as the most expensive air purifier on the market. We are glad to have made this investment to create an extra layer of safety for our staff and patients.

iTero Element 5D® Scanner

We have recently upgraded our iTero scanner from the element 2 model to the 5D model.  The 5D model brings innovative new features that will enhance our patient care.  In one scan, which takes about 5 minutes, we're able to obtain the following:

  • 3D model of your teeth to review on a large computer screen.
  • Time lapse comparison between this scan and any previous scan to see changes to gum levels, teeth position, and teeth wear.
  • Invisalign - ready models if you are interested in invisalign.  No more goopy and disgusting impression material. 
  • Interproximal caries, or cavities between teeth, detection with "Near Infrared Imagery" without radiation.  
  • Intra-oral pictures of the entire dentition.  
  • Restorative digital impression for crowns, implants, bridges, dentures, nightguards, etc. 
  • Integration with our in-office mill with digital impression. 

We wish to implement this into as many hygiene appointments as possible and we look forward to sharing this technology with you! 

Glidewell Fastmill.io®

We have finally found a way to provide Same Day Crowns without compromising on strength of the crown material.  The answer is the new technology we purchased called the Glidewell Fastmill.  We have always shied away from same day crowns concept before because the crown materials are often very weak and they look terrible.  The break through that fixed all these issues came from Glidewell lab where they found a way to pre-sinter zirconia material and make them super strong.  Zirconia is by far the best material to use for posterior crowns as recent studies have shown with the least failure rate.  Traditional way to make zirconia crown in office takes too long due to long sintering process after the crown is milled, defeating the purpose of having same day crown.  Now that the sintering is done beforehand, all we need to do is to mill the material into the shape we want and we can deliver the crown right afterwards.  The only exception to same day crowns would be cosmetic cases where we need to work with a lab to enhance esthetics of the restorations.  Say goodbye to temporary crowns or having to return again for crown delivery and get numbed again, it's truly revolutionary. 

Tekscan®

Tekscan uses a digital sensor to detect a patient's bite sequence and force onto a computer program. This allows us to better diagnose occlusion (bite) issues caused by an uneven bite. 

What Does Tekscan Do for You?

When your bite is even, the force across all of your teeth is also even. This can mean fewer jaw issues and less jaw pain, longer-lasting dentistry, and less sensitive teeth. An even bite helps prevent issues such as broken teeth, gum recession, and damage to your dentistry. 

Velscope® for Oral Cancer Screening

Velscope | Oral Cancer Screening | Bethlehem Town Family Dental | Glenmont, NY

Velscope uses fluorescent technology to detect oral cancer.  Normal body tissue reflects fluorescent light while cancerous tissue loses their fluorescence.  When Velscope is used, it shines fluorescent light into the mouth and we look for reflection.  The areas that are not reflecting fluorescent light could be cancerous and you will be referred to an oral surgeon or pathologist for biopsies.  It's always better to detect cancer early and this device will help us diagnose cancer in its early stage.  

Dental Vibe®

Dental Vibe | Bethlehem Town Family Dental | Glenmont, NY

Dental Vibe is a nifty tool that can reduce injection pain, it works exceptionally well on kids.  It works by creating strong vibration around the injection site so your nerve is sensing the vibration instead of the "poke".  For shallow injections, the patient would hardly feel anything at all with this tool! 

Soft Tissue Laser

Soft Tissue Laser | Bethlehem Town Family Dental | Glenmont, NY

We have upgraded our soft tissue laser to the powerful Gemini laser!  The diode laser provide us unique capability to provide the following:

  • Cauterization of tissues to work more efficiently with the digital workflow and obtain better results. 
  • Reduce bacterial count and inflammation in deep periodontal pockets and promote healing.  
  • Reduce healing time on cold sores by killing the viruses hiding in the nerve endings.  
  • Reduce recovery time on canker sores and relieve symptoms by disabling the nerve endings on the sore.  
  • Removal of excess gum tissue without using a scalpel to greatly improve healing time.  
  • There are many other treatments that can be done with a diode laser, contact us to find out more! 

3-D Dental Printer

Coming Soon!

A 3-D printer provides the ability to take a digital scanned model and print it in-office. The 3-D printing technology is evolving quickly and they're now able to print several dental products used in both treatment planning and for restorations. 3-D printers can also create clear orthodontic aligners right here in our dental office.

Stay tuned for more information and the introduction of this innovative technology.

Isodry® System for Isolation

Isodry System for Isolation | Bethlehem Town Family Dental | Glenmont, NY

Isodry is an isolating system that isolates the teeth during dental procedures. This gives your dentist a clear view of your teeth, which makes treatment more efficient, meaning you spend less time in the dental chair. 

A soft, pliable Isodry mouthpiece is used to gently hold your mouth open, so you don’t have the discomfort of struggling with muscle soreness from straining to keep your mouth open during the entire procedure. The Isodry also gently pushes away your tongue and cheek so only the teeth are inside the working field. The Isodry continuously flushes away fluids in your mouth during the procedure, eliminating the problem of saliva build-up.

Intraoral Cameras for Patient Education

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An intraoral camera is a type of technology that is specially designed for use in dentistry. It’s is a small handheld instrument that’s used to take precise, highly detailed images of your teeth and gums. Since these images are digital, we can share them with you so you’ll be able to see exactly what we see.

Intraoral cameras help us provide you with the detailed information you need to understand your diagnosis. Using these clear, highly defined images, you’ll be able to see details that may not be visible when you’re viewing your teeth with a handheld mirror.

Intraoral cameras also allow us to save and store your images in our secure computer so that we can build a comprehensive record of your treatments and share them with specialists or your insurance company as needed.

State-of-the-Art Sterilization for Your Safety

Sterilization at Bethlehem Town Family Dental | Glenmont, NY

 

In our office, we take infection control very seriously. We believe our state-of-the-art sterilization center shows our dedication to your complete safety.

In our office, the sterilization center is located right in the center of the office and is very visible. Our sterilization center is essentially the heart of the office. We take dirty ​instruments into the sterilization center, sterilize them, then place them into clean packages. These sterilized instruments are then taken back into our treatment rooms for use. The sterilization center keeps the office flowing just like a heart keeps the body alive. We welcome you to come in and take a tour of the office and see the sterilization center in action for yourself.

Ceiling-mounted TVs for Entertainment and Distraction

dentist glenmont ny | dentist delmar nyWe are proud to present our ceiling-mounted TVs for our patients to enjoy while having dental procedures done.  This added feature has proven to be very effective for our pediatric patients because we all know how much they love their cartoons!  While you are laying flat on the dental chair, just look up and your entertainment and distraction is right on the ceiling above you.  Go ahead, pick your favorite channel and relax while we work efficiently to complete your dental needs.  

Nitrous Oxide Gas for Relaxation

We provide Nitrous Oxide gas (Laughing Gas) sedation as an option for our patients.  Please look under "Services" tab for "Nitrous Oxide Sedation" for details.

Composite (White) Fillings Only

With the most recent advancement of dental technology, the composite (white) fillings have come a long way and achieved amazing results.  We are proud to announce that at Bethlehem Town Family Dental, all fillings will be done with composite (white) fillings instead of the older silver filling materials.  Please visit the "Tooth-colored Restoration" page under "Services" for more information.  

Plush Leather Dental Chairs for Comfort

Leather Dental Chairs | Bethlehem Town Family Dental | Glenmont, NY

At Bethlehem Town Family Dental, our dental chairs are covered by this amazing comfortable material called the plush leather.  As the name suggests, plush leather is a special form of leather that has enhanced cushioning and softness to bring the plush feel of a fabric.  Plush leather allows our patients to have a comfortable visit every time they sit in the dental chair and also relieves soreness from sitting for a longer time for longer procedures.  

Nomad® Portable X-Ray Unit

Portable X-Ray | Bethlehem Town Family Dental | Glenmont, NY

The Nomad unit has been allowing us to take x-rays in any room of the office.  We typically take the majority of the x-rays in our x-ray room, but any additional x-rays needed can be taken in the rooms without having to move from rooms to rooms.  Portable x-ray units are also very helpful when a root canal therapy is done.  During root canal therapies, few x-rays are needed and it's always annoying to move from the treatment room to x-ray room.  The Nomad allows us to stay in one room for your comfort.  

Digital X-Rays for Less Radiation

Digital X-Rays | Bethlehem Town Family Dental | Glenmont, NY

Digital radiographs allow us to see everything we can’t see with a visual exam. They enable us to find cavities between teeth and identify bone levels and bone health. Digital x-rays also allow us to examine roots and nerves and diagnose developing problems, such as tumors or cysts.

Dental x-rays are essential for diagnosing, treating, and helping you maintain dental health. Many people are concerned about the safety of x-rays, but digital imaging is very efficient and reduces your exposure by about 70 percent compared to film x-rays. Since we store the results of your digital x-rays right in your electronic file, we also have easy access to the information to share with specialists or your insurance company.

Electric handpiece for smooth cutting

We have upgraded our handpieces (drills) to an electric-driven system.  It still retains the fiber-optic function for lighting.  The electric system allows us to cut teeth much smoother and faster than previous air - driven ones.  This upgrade means you will feel reduced vibrations when getting work done so your overall visit is more comfortable.  

Fiber-optic Handpieces for Illumination

Fiber-optic handpieces are basically dental drills that have lighting directly on the drill head of the handpiece.  The lighting illuminates the specific teeth we are working on so we have a clear visual of the working field.  We do not have to play with the overhead lighting anymore to get a clear view.  Working with clear vision will allow us to be more efficient with our dental procedures and this means less time in the dental chair for our patients.  

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