Our Dental Technology

Services | Our Dental Technology

Bell Family Dentistry uses the latest state-of-the-art dental technology to bring exceptional care to our patients.

We have the experience of 37 years working with different technologies continually evaluating, adopting and using them in the cases where they will work the best. We utilize the below technologies because they have been proven to provide the best results and the most patient comfort.

Digital X-Rays
We use Dexis digital x-rays and the most current protection techniques to achieve the best quality images to diagnose and discover problems while reducing our patients exposure to radiation.

Digital Impressions
Using a Cerec video camera to image your mouth we can “take an impression” without all the mess or gagging discomfort of impression materials.

Intraoral Cameras
We have intraoral cameras which allow you to see what we see and enable us to monitor and record situations in your mouth more closely. This allows us to educate you, take a more conservative approach while at the same time insures you insurance company can see what we see.

CAD/CAM Single Visit Crowns
We have the ability to make crowns in our office enabling us to insure quality and offer one visit convenience to our patients.

Air Abrasion
Air abrasion allows us to restore small cavities without the use of a drill.

Communication
We utilize the most current technologies including text and email to communicate with our patients and keep them informed.

Anesthetics and Patient Comfort
We employ the latest anesthetic techniques and anesthetics to insure the comfort of our patients. Not every anesthetic works for every patient. We find the anesthetic that works. Nitrous oxide is also available for apprehensive patients. We of course have pillows blankets and headphones to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

 

Recent Posts

Who has a Better Broken Leg?

Can you guess the member of the Bell Family that goes with each X-Ray?

Debi Bell's post-op X-ray

Dr. Brandon Bell's post surgery X-Ray

In the office I always hear “like father like son.” We both say “sorry” all the time and make patients lift their left leg when giving anesthetic, but, more importantly, we both have the same passion for dentistry, patient care, and conservative treatment philosophy which is to take care of each patient as if they are family. Unfortunately, in this case it happened to be like mother like son. The above X-Rays show 2 fractured right ankles post surgery. The top image is my mom, Debi’s, X-ray, and the image on the bottom is my X-Ray. I know, that is a lot of hardware. We both fractured our right fibula, but you can see from the amount of screws that my mom’s was more significant.

2 weeks ago, following a baby shower to celebrate the approaching birth of our son, I was carrying my almost 2 year old daughter, Gwyneth, downstairs for her bath, like I do every night, and I slipped on the stairs in our house. I felt myself starting to fall forward with my daughter in my arms, so I instinctively threw my right leg down. While it was enough to shift our momentum back, so that I slid down the stairs on my back keeping my daughter safe from the fall, my ankle snapped beneath my weight, and I knew instantly that I had broken something. The trip to the ER confirmed the fracture of my right fibula or ankle bone, and three days later I was in surgery to repair the fracture.

After seeing my mom go through the same rehabilitation process when she broke her ankle, ironically enough walking down stairs, I knew what to expect in terms of how debilitating the injury is, but until you are in actually in it, it’s hard to empathize with such an injury. Because it’s the right ankle and a non-weight bearing injury for at least a month, I can’t drive, and simple tasks like picking my daughter up, or just moving around our house are difficult. It is also compounded by the fact that we have a very active 2 year old to run after and a baby that is due in a matter of weeks.

With all the negatives and limitations surrounding an injury like this, it is easy to let it affect your mental attitude, but, for me, it has been a reminder of how lucky I am. I have a beautiful family and my amazing wife, Kristina, who is due any day, has been taking care of 2 babies (me being one of them) now. We have received so much help and support from family, friends, and patients, and my dad, Dr. Geoffrey Bell, has been working 5 days a week to accommodate all of the changes, and even had to cancel a trip to Costa Rica! Luckily there was no surf. Thank you to all of our patients for their understanding with all the changes the past few weeks, and I am so looking forward to being back at work very soon.