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Our Technology

DEXIS DIGITAL X-RAY SYSTEM
With the newest technology Platinum sensor! At 2.2 Megapixels, the sensor replaces regular film and allows for digital enhancement of X-rays. More comfortable, much faster, much clearer and up to 70 percent less radiation exposure!


INVISALIGN TECHNOLOGY                    
Removable, comfortable and virtually invisible! This is the easiest way to align your teeth without braces. Our INVISALIGN treatment includes a complete examination, X-rays, diagnostic models, clinical before-and-after photos and finishing retainers. Keep a watch out for our Invisalign specials for we often include FREE BLEACHING to help whiten your teeth during the alignment!

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY                               
Using a 10D Canon digital camera with Macro lens and ring flash allows us to communicate with you to help make educated decisions about your dental care. We also use the photos to help communicate with specialty cosmetic dental labs to customize your dental restorations


PELTON & CRANE SPIRIT 3300 MASSAGE CHAIRS
This operatory chair features ultraleather upholstery, ergonomic design, a fully adjustable head rest and a cervical and lumbar back massage that can be turned on or off for our patient's comfort.  This chair has been designed to allow better access for the clnician, while providing optimum comfort for patients, even for long appointments.

PELTON & CRANE HELIOS 3000 LED LIGHT
Our overhead track-mounted intraoral operatory lights feature LED technology and reflected light to form a crisp, focused pattern of light.  This means minimizing the light in your eyes and maximizing our light in your mouth so we can work better and faster!  Other features include virtually no heat generated, energy savings with the LED technology and dual "temperature" settings to help shade matching.
INTRAORAL DIGITAL CAMERAS
If you want to see it, we can show you!  Every one of our operatories is equipped with intraoral digital photography systems, designed to take sharp images of anything and everything in your mouth.  We use this technology to show you teeth, gums, lesions, etc. in your mouth and can use it to visually track oral findings over the course of time.  We also can use these photographs for dental insurance claims to assist our patients in gaining insurance coverage for problems that are not normally seen in x-rays!


AIR ABRASION
This specialized handpiece allows us to conservatively remove demineralized tooth tissue and stain in some cases, without the need for a shot! We can also improve the bond to crowns and bridges using this device.

LED CURING LIGHT TECHNOLOGY                           
These curing lights are designed to emit light in a narrow visible-light spectrum, minimizing excess light and heat. The lights are used to polymerize/harden tooth-colored fillings in as little as 10 seconds. They are rechargeable, energy efficient, quieter and faster than traditional halogen-bulb curing lights.


ULTRASONIC CLEANING TECHNOLOGY                  
Use of this ultrasonic irrigating device allows for more comfortable deeper cleaning below the gums. Removal of stain, plaque and tartar is quicker and less painful. 


HIGH-STRENGTH ZIRCONIA                  
Use of this ceramic material allows for replacement of metal crowns with no dark graying at the gumline. With strengths equal to metal, this material can be used for back teeth and bridges to create a natural, beautiful smile.

GLASS FIBER REINFORCEMENT               
These reinforcing glass or quartz fibers can help improve toughness and fracture resistance of restorations. Use in bridges, splinting of teeth and dentures can help prevent fracturing.


COMPUTERIZED CHARTING AND MONITORING               
We use the most up-to-date practice software to allow us to chart every individual tooth in your mouth, keep track of your progress, track of your recall and submit any treatment you receive to your insurance electronically. We take out all the guesswork and hassle, so you don't have to worry! 


MULTIMEDIA PATIENT EDUCATION
Helps us educate patients though multimedia modules showing cosmetic and general dental topics.‚Äč



WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM 

For our medical waste disposal and management, DRNA (Dental Recycling of North America) provides our office regular service of medical waste, sharps, and amalgam waste, including continuous separation of amalgam contaminants from outgoing waste water.  Our ISO-Certified Amalgam seperator was installed back in 2011, years before such devices were mandated by the state of Michigan.




WATER FILTERATION 

With our 2011 office renovation, an O-so Pure water disinfection system was installed at the point of entry (POE) from the city water and plumbed to bring distilled, purified water to each of the building's operatories. Additionally, a mineral-mizer system installed in the sterilization center provides deionized distilled-quality water for use in our sterilization systems and for patient care.   


McLaren Dental Associates, P.C.
308 Northgate Dr.
Midland, MI 48640
Phone: 989-631-7880
FAX: 989-631-2865

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