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4 Ways to Know if Your Dentist is Up-to-Date


4 Ways to Know if Your Dentist is Up-to-Date
Posted on January 14, 2019

In order for a dentist to provide you with exemplary oral health care, he/she needs to stay current with the latest advancements in oral health.

Wondering if your dentist is providing you with the best dental care possible? Here are four factors to consider when determining if your dentist is up-to-date on the latest dental advancements.

1. Their Dental Equipment is Advanced

Dental x-rays are used to diagnose dental issues that are otherwise impossible to see.

Compared to the conventional style of x-rays that involved film, digital dental x-rays give less exposure to radiation and are quicker to develop.

Using safety precautions, your dentist should know how to accurately take images that will identify areas of decay, abscesses, bone loss, tumours and more. When completed correctly, digital x-rays can identify areas of concern that could otherwise go undetected.

2. The Office Should Not Smell

Long gone are the days when dental medications and chemicals were so strongly scented that you could smell them immediately upon arrival. With the advancements in technology, many of the chemicals used in dental offices today barely have a scent.

If your dental office emits a strong smell upon entrance, the dental care you’re about to receive may not be of the highest standard.

3. Professional Optical Equipment is Used

Modern dentists use a variety of professional optical equipment including magnifiers and a bright light to help ensure no dental issue goes undetected.

Certain dental issues would be next to impossible to diagnose and locate without advanced tools. Without the proper tools, the quality of your dental visit may be compromised.

4. Advanced Techniques are Used

Depending on when your dentist attended dental school, there may be decades of time that has passed since he/she was initially trained. In the meanwhile, there have likely been many advancements in dental diagnostic tools, equipment and procedures.

Staying current with the dental industry will help your dentist provide you with the best dental care possible.

Check with your dentist to see how frequently he/she attends continuing education courses, conferences and more.

You may even hear of him/her discussing a new way of completing a dental procedure – a way that’s different from how it’s been completed on you in the past. This, too, would be a good sign that your dentist is remaining current on industry advancements!

Make the Right Choice when Choosing a Dentist

When you only see a dentist every few months, it’s crucial that you get the best care possible during that visit.

At Creek View Dental, our dental staff takes pride in remaining up-to-date on the latest advancements in the dental industry. We use only the most modern equipment and offer a clean, comfortable atmosphere. Our regular attendance at tradeshows, conferences and courses provide us with the knowledge necessary to consistently deliver the highest quality dental care.

Contact us today to see what a modern, advanced dental experience is like!

"Dr. Jason McNamee and his team have met and exceeded all of this criteria, I am very happy with them. My family and I will continue to support them for many years to come" - Cliff Etkins

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