Santa Rosa Dental Office Upgrades its Technology for More Precise Surgical Planning and Outcomes

October 22, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Santa Rosa, CA - Kenneth L. Alford, DMD, recently put his Santa Rosa dental practice through a technological remodel. Having previously invested in CEREC, a technology that allows Dr. Alford to create and perfectly fit veneers, inlays, bridges, and crowns in a single dental visit, Dr. Alford wanted to take his office's dental technology to the next level.

"Adding a cone beam 3D digital imaging system to our practice ultimately means that getting dental implants is faster, easier, and more precise for patients," Dr. Alford said. "Our new low-dose 3D imaging system takes just seconds to create a 3D model of the patient's teeth and jaw and minimizes exposure to radiation."

Dr. Alford plans on using the 3D cone beam digital imaging system in conjunction with CEREC technology to create comprehensive dental implant treatment plans with reliable, predictable restorative outcomes.

"Each technology is impressive in its own right," Dr. Alford said. "Together, they're absolutely amazing. Each scan takes just seconds, right here in the office. From there, I can create a dental implant plan while consulting with the patient in the operatory, send the plan to the CEREC machine, and create crowns for dental implants that same day. Best of all, the patient can visualize the final outcome because it's right there in high resolution on a chair-side monitor in 3D."

About Dr. Alford:

Dr. Alford graduated from UC Davis in 1978 with a BS in biological sciences. He completed dental school at Tufts University in 1983. Since then, Dr. Alford has received specialized training in dental implants, CEREC, and surgical planning. Each year, he undergoes extensive continuing education to ensure that his patients receive the finest dental care and benefit from the latest advances in preventative, restorative, and surgical dentistry.

Always interested in technology, Dr. Alford is committed to staying on the leading edge. His latest technological upgrade, a 3D cone beam imaging machine, allows for the creation of surgical guides and precise outcomes for dental implant patients. When used in conjunction with CEREC, crowns for dental implants and dental implant restorations can be designed and created on the same day. Dr. Alford's Santa Rosa dental practice offers comprehensive preventative, diagnostic, and treatment services designed to improve and maintain oral health for the entire family.