Modern Technology

Smile Avenue Dental Center strives to provide high tech equipment for use by its staff that allows for a more efficient and effective treatment of clientele.

This makes procedures, faster, safer, and efficient allowing for faster
through rates for patients (shorter times at the dentist.

Radiography

The HDR 600 digital radiographic sensors and Handy Dentist software in use is a user-friendly system that was developed specifically for radiological diagnosis. The HDR 600 digital sensor allows the dentists to take small radiographs inside the mouth at 1tenth the normal radiographic dosage.

Features of the software include the ability to enhance the radiographic image to improve visibility of pathologies. This system allows for rapid imagery with lower radiation exposure and no need for the use of environmentally harmful chemicals for the development and fixing of the x-ray image.

The availability of high tech diagnostic radiography also allows for time and cost efficiency and healthier imaging while our staff’s high infection control awareness ensures a biologically safe environment in which cross infection is further prevented.

Endodontic Rotary and Protaper systems

The mechanical elimination of bacterial colonies is an essential step to improving the prognosis of endodontic treatments. Together with this, the complete obturation /filling of the filed root canal will greatly reduce the probability of a secondary apical infection of a root canal treated tooth.

TThe availability of the Rotary and Protaper Endodontic systems for use at Smile Avenue Dental Center allows attending doctors to fully prepare and mechanically clean the affected root canal and completely obturate root canals during endodontic treatments, thereby improving treatment prognosis and ultimately providing treatment value for money.

RenWood Apex Locator

This piece of equipment is used during Endodontic, or Root Canal Treatment. In order to achieve a successful Root Canal Treatment, one of the main objectives is to ensure that the entire root canal is cleaned and filled, from the tip to the top of the root. The anatomy of root formation can be very complex, and at times it is difficult to determine when the precise length of the root. The Morita apex locator is used to measure the exact length of the root, down to 0.5mm. These lengths are then confirmed using our digital radiographic sensor.

Fully functional dental units

Well maintained and serviced dental units greatly improves the ability of the attending team to provide a high level of dental care for our patients. By incorporating a cuspidor, piezo/ ultrasonic scaler into the dental chair, infection control is further improved.

Each clinic is fitted with a fully functioning computer with the latest software that allows for high tech recording of patients’ data as well as allowing for Local Area Network, LAN, which improves accessibility to patients’ records thereby improving time efficiency with regards referrals within the clinic setup.

Obturation system

 

The Obturation pen with 4 variable tip controls and 9 setting types for heat control is used to fill root canals which have complicated three-dimensional anatomy. It softens the root canal filling material, Gutta Percha, and delivers it into the root canals as a flowable paste, thus ensuring that all voids of the canal are filled.

Dental Materials

 

With a primary goal to provide a tangible value for money, our management endeavors to provide top market dental materials for use on our clientele. This has the added benefit of improving the prognosis of all treatments. Our suppliers are generally from Zambia, South Africa, England, and America.

Infection Control

The times that we live in today see a high prevalence of a number of infectious diseases such as influenza, Hepatitis B, and HIV within the general population. With a view to protecting both staff and patients alike, the pearl white Dental Solutions workforce adhere strictly to Universal Infection Control procedures that aim to prevent cross infections.

The attending doctor and assistant wear Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.), that includes uniforms changed on a daily basis, disposable gloves, masks, and eyewear.

This helps to prevent the spread of infective bacteria and viruses to and from the patient. The presence of a full-time chairside assistant ensures that the dentist or specialist is able to focus their attention efficiently on the patient and in so doing avoiding further cross-contamination by allowing the attending doctor to effectively limit contact of their contaminated gloved hands with any surfaces other than those in immediate use with regards the dental treatment being performed.

All work surfaces and non-heat sterilizable material containers that are ‘touched’ and potentially contaminated during dental treatment are subjected to a chemical wipe down with a Glutaraldehyde solution that renders the surfaces disinfected. All hand instruments that come into contact with bodily fluids, i.e. blood, saliva, and plasma or pus, are subjected to a sterilization routine that kills all microorganisms leaving the instruments 100% sterile prior to their use in any other patient. All disposable items, such as suction tips, applicator tips, needles, and partially used local anesthetic ampoules are correctly discarded after each patient.

Intra-Oral Camera

The above mentioned radiographic equipment couples with the Double Y High Definition intraoral camera. This allows the dentists to document individual teeth from close range and allows us to illustrate to our patients’ things we would like them to see in their mouths that they would otherwise have difficulty visualizing.

All radiographs and intraoral photos are saved in patient files in our database, and are easily emailed at patient request, or sent to our overseas specialists for consultations.