Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the most advanced technology available. We offer digital x-Rays, intra-oral cameras, diagnostic lasers, and Zoom!™ -- the latest tooth whitening technique. Patients may recognize the brand name Zoom!™ as the whitening procedure preferred by cosmetic dentists on ABC’s hit television show Extreme Makeover.
Traditionally, dentists use x-rays to find out what's going on below the surface, developing them in a darkroom full of chemicals, and examining the resulting films on a special light board.
Digital radiography entirely outmodes that cumbersome process. Now, a tiny sensor placed in the mouth acts like a miniature VCR camera with an x-ray sensitive chip, exposing you to 50%-90% less radiation exposure than with traditional x-ray techniques. The resulting highly detailed image of your mouth is almost instantaneously translated onto our computer screen, carrying with it all the conveniences of other digitized images. We can rotate it, magnify it, adjust it for contrast, and even color-code it for educational purposes. Because it helps our patients clearly understand the root issues behind their dental health, we're able to work together to determine the very best treatment options for each case.
This wonderful new technology allows you to relax in your chair while simultaneously observing a real-time pictures of the inside of your mouth magnified beyond normal size on an adjacent computer monitor! Not only does this make it simple to see and understand what the doctor is telling you, but it makes it simple for us to keep incredibly accurate records from one visit to the next.
Our office uses state of the art sterilization to ensure patient safety. Sterilization and disinfection are the basic steps in instrument processing and surface asepsis. Sterilization refers to the use of a physical or chemical procedure to destroy all forms of microorganisms, including the highly resistant spores.
We use Rapid Steam Autoclave at 275º F(35psi), for 15-20 minutes
First, the instruments are prepared for the sterilization process. Patient debris and fluids are removed by placing the instruments in 3.2% glutaraldehyde for 40 minutes .Following this pre-disinfection step the instruments are transferred to an ultrasonic cleaner for another 15 minutes .Then the instruments are rinsed, dried, placed in self sealing sterilization pouches and sterilized in the autoclave. Instruments which can not be heat sterilized, are immersed in 2% glutaraldehyde for 10 hours to cold sterilize.
We use Biological, Chemical and Mechanical indicators to monitor our sterilization process.
Using bacterial spores to monitor the sterilization process is referred to as biologic monitoring (or spore-testing), and the bacterial spores used for monitoring the sterilization process are referred to as biologic indicators (BIs). Of the three methods, biologic monitoring is regarded as the most valid for monitoring the sterilization process, for it uses live, highly resistant bacterial spores.
We biologically monitor our sterilizer once a week to ensure complete sterilization using spore strips and keep accurate records for our monitoring. These strips are enclosed in a glassine envelope and processed through the sterilizer. They are then sent to our spore testing center where they are tested for live spores.
Chemical monitoring involves using chemical indicators (CIs) that change color or form when exposed to specific high temperatures or to the sterilizing conditions within a sterilizer. This is referred to as chemical monitoring (or process monitoring). We use sterilization pouches that have special marking that change color when subjected to sterilizing temperatures.
Mechanical monitoring involves observing and recording the physical aspects (e.g., temperature, pressure, or time) of the cycle when the sterilizer is being operated. Our Sterilizer is serviced regularly to ensure proper functioning.
The STA System was design to allow the dentist to perform the desirable Intraligamentary [PDL] injections as a predictable, primary dental injection replacing the need to perform an inferior Alveolar block for single tooth anesthesia.
We Know your time is valuable. That's why we've invested in CEREC digital technology that allows for a faster experience when you need crowns, filling or veneers.
CEREC is a revolutionary way to restore damage teeth is a single visit. From simple fillings to full crown to veneers, CEREC delivers that results you need right here at Westbury Dental, usually within a SINGLE APPOINTMENT. Making your teeth beautiful , and stronger than before.
In the Course of ONE VISIT, we can diagnose and prepare your damage tooth, create an optical impression of the tooth, and use CEREC to design anci mill a precision restoration, which is the permanently bonded your tooth. NO METAL, NO MESS, NO DISCOMFORT, NO WAIT!!!
The New multi-functional soft tissue diode laser offers comprehensive clinical result in Surgical, Periodontal therapy, endodontic procedures and bleaching
Picasso Lite cuts and coagulates tissue with reduced trauma, bleeding, and necrosis of tissue and is used for soft tissue surgery, including troughing, gingivectomies, frenectomies, exposing implants/teeth/ortho brackets, and treating aphthous ulcers and herpetic lesions.
Stop the Numbness!
Hate that feeling of a numb lip long after the dental procedure has ended? Don’t enjoy having your speech slurred due to the lingering frozen feeling in your mouth?
Westbury Dental and Dr. Carla Blain are proud to offer OraVerse, a local anesthesia reversal agent! OraVerse, an FDA approved product, allows you to get back to your normal routine without having that uncomfortable feeling!
We know you have a busy schedule, that’s why we want to help you get back to your day without any further interruption.
Now It’s Possible: Reversing Numbness with OraVerse™
Now you can get on with your day after routine dental procedures thanks to a new product that reverses the effects of local anesthesia. This new measure of comfort is for patients who dislike the lingering numbness that can last for 3-5 hours after leaving our office.
To deliver superior care, we’re always finding better ways to ensure your comfort and improve your dental experience. OraVerse is the first and only product proven safe and effective in accelerating a return to normal sensation and function. So now, at least twice as fast, you’ll be talking, smiling and drinking just like normal.
We want you to have the most comfortable experience possible. It’s a commitment that begins when you walk in the door and extends long after you leave. So if you’re among the many patients who dislike lingering numbness and its limitations, let’s discuss whether OraVerse is the right choice for you during your next dental visit.
Do you dislike the lingering numbness associated with dental visits that use a local anesthetic?
Do you want to go about your daily activities and be able to schedule appointments without the limits associated with some local anesthetics?
Your comfort is an important priority in our practice. Our office is now offering an innovative new product called OraVerse™.
OraVerse is the first and only product of its kind to rapidly reverse the effects of local anesthetics so you can feel, speak, smile, and drink normally in at least half the time.