Our Glen Ellyn, IL dentist office is filled with the latest dental technology to deliver the highest level of dental health you desire. For instance, during dental exams we use a tool called DIAGNOdent to find cavities even before they can be seen by the naked eye and an ultrasonic scaler to quickly and painlessly remove plaque from your teeth.Dr. Workman on technology that helps improve patient care Read Transcript
Technology just for the sake of technology is not very valuable to me as far as helping patients. Sometimes it's important for patients to get in and out and they get it done quick. I'm cognizant of that, but I also want to make sure that we don't leave behind the quality of the care. We do have digital x-rays, which for the patient means they're going to be able to see the x-rays right away. We don't have to process the film. It takes 10, 15 minutes, but probably to a lot of patients is that there's probably a fraction of the radiation they receive from we used to take.
We have what's called a laser that actually is able to detect whether there's decay under little cracks and crevices in the tooth. Fluoride has made teeth so hard that oftentimes, our little pick that we determine whether there is decay or not can't really tell us because the enamel is still hard, but there's decay forming under the grooves. We can actually know whether or not there's decay that needs to come out or not.
Some of the technologies we have are relatively new like scanning teeth, scanning preparations of teeth. That's kind of a new thing, so it's something we're just getting started with. Technology, if it doesn't help me give, provide a better quality product for the patient, I'm not very interested in it, even if it makes it twice as fast for the patient. I've got to make that evaluation. I think ... But technology does make things go a little quicker for the patient, makes it more comfortable to have the dentistry completed, but the most important thing to me is does it make it better for the patient, a better result and a more comfortable result. Those are things that are important. That's what it does.
But while our office is high-tech, it’s homey too! Check out our online tour and see for yourself. Our spacious, comfortable rooms are filled with light and artwork. You can help yourself to bottled water, tea, and coffee. Our caring staff will offer you amenities like pillows and blankets to keep you comfortable. And free Wi-Fi access allows you to catch up on emails or post photos to Facebook while you wait.
In addition to Glen Ellyn, we serve other communities in Chicagoland, including Wheaton, Lombard, Lisle, Naperville, Bloomingdale, Winfield, Downers Grove, Villa Park, Westmont, Warrenville, Carol Stream, Oakbrook, and Oakbrook Terrace. We’re located a short drive from Panfish Park, Village Links of Glen Ellyn, and Roosevelt Glen Corporate Center.