There has been much advancement in dentistry over the past twenty years, and keeping abreast with the latest technology is one of Dr. Swenda’s passions. In addition to the care, skill, and knowledge needed to produce world-class dentistry, having the latest in technological tools and materials is a necessity. It is our commitment to provide the latest in technological advancements for our patients.
Our dental office is now using the AVADENT Digital Dentures technology. AVADENT Digital Dentures has just been named one of the top 100 Products in Dentistty Today’s annual survey of new and innovative dental products. Call Dr. Swenda at 610-436-4512 to ask him how AvaDent Digital Dentures can help you!
- AvaDent Digital Dentures This changes Read More forever. With AvaDent Digital Dentures, Dr. Swenda can cut your time in the dentist chair in half!
- I-cat-Cone beam 3-D Dental Imaging System provides state-of-the-art digital images of the TMJ and surrounding jaw area. Read more
- Gendex Orthoralix 8500 DDE provides better diagnostics in panoramic imaging begins with recognition of critical aspects of the patient’s anatomy, especially focal areas. Read More
- The Wand numbing system delivers the world’s most gentle local anesthesia. Read more
- Nikon Digital Cameras offers unparalleled digital images for diagnosis and treatment of cosmetic concerns. Read more
- Dexis DEXcamTM 3 DEXIS is pleased to offer DEXcam 3, a USB-2 intra-oral video camera that supports clinical diagnostics as well as providing an excellent tool for patient education and communication. Read more
- Dexis Platinum Sensor maximize both patient comfort and ease of use, DEXIS has enhanced its own great sensor housing design by refining the curvatures, redesigning the cable exit, upgrading the materials, and giving it a slimmer profile. Read more
- EMS/Piezon Master 400 Cavitron allows our calculus and stains from the teeth. Read more staff to gently remove stubborn
- HEPA Allergy Filters throughout our office help create a clean and healthy environment, removing 99.9% of all dust particles from the atmosphere.
- iTero Digital Impression Technique simply allows us to digitally scan a prepared tooth and email the information directly to the lab for crown fabrication – without the gooey mess. Read more
Latex Free materials are used during your visits with Dr. Swenda. Some people have a serious latex allergy, and exposure to latex products such as latex gloves can cause anaphylactic shock. Dr. Swenda and his office staff have switched to vinyl gloves that are 100% latex free.
In addition to using latex free gloves, our office is committed to practicing asepsis. All working surfaces are eliminated of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Protecting our patient’s health as well as our own is very important to us. Every means possible will be used to have a clean and safe working environment.
This changes dentures forever. With AvaDent Digital Dentures, Dr. Swenda can cut your time
in the dentist chair in half! The AvaDent system takes digital records and creates your virtual
denture right on the computer. Once the design is perfect, it is precision milled for extreme
accuracy and fit. Should you ever lose or damage your denture, we can produce an exact
duplicate using the records on file.
In addition to its exceptional fit and esthetics, the AvaDent denture is more bio-hygienic. A
patented process reduces the buildup of bacteria which can cause sore spots and "denture
breath". Call Dr. Swenda at 610-436-4512 to ask him how AvaDent Digital Dentures can help
Blending innovation with patient comfort, the i-CATTM Cone Beam 3-D Imaging System produces immediate three-dimensional images of patients’ critical anatomy, typically in less than one minute. The i-CATTM provides complete views of all oral and maxillofacial structures and allows Dr. Swenda to make an accurate diagnosis and corrective treatment plan.
With the i-CATTM Cone Beam 3-D Imaging System Dr. Swenda is able to evaluate and analyze critical anatomy for implants, within minutes – right in our office. He is then able to optimize implant treatment and placement and selection of the most suitable implant type, size, location, and angulations prior to surgery.
The i-CATTM Cone Beam 3-D Imaging System provides precise, cross-sectional slices of any desired location in the maxilla or mandible with exact anatomical information, including dimensions and locations.
3-D images assist in determining if bone grafting or sinus lift is warranted in areas of insufficient bone for the implant procedure.
The i-CAT’s ability to provide three-dimensional images of the condyles and surrounding structures allows for complete analysis and diagnosis of bone morphology, joint space, and function – all critical to TMJ dysfunction treatment and care.
The i-CATTM Cone Beam 3-D Imaging System is an invaluable diagnostic tool for Dr. Swenda when treating TMJ disorders. The ten second, high-speed scan captures TMJ open jaw views quickly and accurately.
If you have any questions about the i-CATTM Cone Beam 3-D Imaging System, please for additional information.
Better diagnostics in panoramic imaging begins with recognition of critical aspects of the patient’s anatomy, especially focal areas. With the new 8500, focal detection is made possible by KINEMAGIC™ Articulated Motion Technology. This morphology-tracing feature precisely follows the patient’s focal trough to ensure constant focus across the image. The result is a highly diagnostic image with consistent magnification.
Images from the new 8500 DDE are clear and sharp due in part to the industry’s smallest focal spot of 0.4 mm. Utilizing the latest software processing algorithms, the image data from this next generation panoramic system produces radiographs that accurately represent critical anatomies of patients.
Along with child and adult pan projections, Gendex added TMJ imaging to the new panoramic system. Both frontal and lateral TMJ projections are easy to capture. Plus these new views add to the system’s value allowing dentists to take images that otherwise may be referred out.
The Wand is essentially a computer controlled dental injection system. The flow rate of the anesthetic is controlled by a computer. This means that the injection is guaranteed to be slow and steady and therefore comfortable.
Most people who have had a bad experience with injections think that needles sting because the skin is pierced, but this is usually not so. Most often, the sting was caused because the anesthetic was fired in too quickly from a conventional syringe. The Wand is very reassuring for people with previous bad experiences.
What are the Advantages?
- Researchers have found that the Wand induces less anxiety than any other injection method.
- The precise control of flow rate and pressure reliably produces a comfortable injection even in potentially more “difficult” areas like the palate, where the tissue is less elastic.
- The Wand is light weight and handles easily. The pen-like grasp allows Dr. Swenda to rotate the handpiece, which makes it easier to glide the needle into the tissue.
If you have additional questions about The Wand, please contact our office for more information.
One of our most important diagnostic tools is the digital camera. Having the ability to review digital images instantly and prior to treatment, it allows the patient and Dr. Swenda to co-discover areas of concern. This is especially important when considering cosmetic changes. Our office uses the Nikon D90 as our primary digital camera. The Nikon D90 has 12.3 megapixel image quality, meeting the demands of even the professional photographer. The images are used for diagnosis, patient communication, treatment planning, treatment confirmation, shade matching, and lecture purposes. We have hundreds of before and after images to view of nearly every type of dental procedure. All of the images taken on this website were taken with our digital cameras. Visit www.nikonusa.com for more information.
Another highly technical digital tool used by Dr. Swenda and his hygiene department, is the intraoral digital video camera. The tiny device is a video camera that moves around inside the mouth and generates a tooth by tooth video exam. The images can be stored and later enlarged and printed.
As it is difficult to see inside your mouth the intraoral camera provides a previously unseen magnified view. The pen-sized camera features a disposable cover to prevent contamination and is completely painless to use. As the camera moves around the mouth it sends video images to a computer which are then displayed on a monitor. The images can then be viewed by Dr. Swenda and his patients. Using the intraoral camera allows the patient to understand their needs by seeing what the dentist sees and then having it explained.
Since the intraoral camera generates images that are stored, enlarged and analyzed, dental problems can often be caught in their early stages. Once treatment options are discussed and agreed upon, our intraoral camera can be used to effectively track treatment progress. The digital images allow Dr. Swenda to:
- Provide a higher standard of care for his patients
- Help detect cavities and fractured teeth
- Evaluate the condition of existing restorations under high magnification
- Provide documentation for insurance claims
- Properly inform and educate his patients
- Visually observe hard to see parts of the mouth
- Document and to monitor dental problems
The ability to take vertical AND horizontal bitewings AND all periapicals with a single sensor eliminates the cost and inconvenience of using multiple sensors of different sizes.
Direct USB Connectivity
Image capture and processing electronics have been fully integrated into the sensor itself, replacing the need for a separate adapter or docking station. DEXIS is the first to offer gold plating on the sensor’s USB connector for better durability. Watch the Video below to learn more about this system, or visit Dexis.
A cavitron is a dental hygiene tool that uses high frequency sound waves to clean teeth. The Piezon Master 400 Cavitron used in Dr. Swenda’s office is a state of the art instrument that has proved to be a very successful tool in removing tartar from both above and below the gumline. Instead of scaling the teeth with bulky hand scalers, the cavitron ultrasonic cleaner uses oscillating sound waves to gently vibrate the tartar away from your teeth. The cavitron unit is so gentle that it can even be used for deep cleaning and gum therapy without the need for anesthesia. Having your teeth cleaned with a cavitron is a safe effective and painless alternative to traditional cleaning methods. Some of the advantages of the cavitron include:
- Faster than traditional teeth cleaning methods
- A pleasant alternative to hand scaling
- Safe and effective method to clean teeth
For more information about the EMS/Piezon Master 400 Cavitron visit
Dr. Swenda is always striving to utilize new technology to benefit his patients. We are proud to announce our latest technology, the iTero Digital Impression Technique! The iTero simply allows us to digitally scan a prepared tooth and email the information directly to the lab for crown fabrication – without the gooey mess. The emailing process saves shipping time and eliminates distortion that can often be found with traditional models. We are excited to extend this top quality technique to our patients!
In the past, we used to take an impression by placing a goopy material in your mouth and letting it sit for about 5 minutes. Today, after we finish preparing the tooth, we take a digital scan with our iTero system. The digital scan is, quite literally, digitally perfect. We then deliver a digital scan to our lab where a precision fitting restoration is created.
The Cadent iTero system eliminates the uncomfortable patient experience of traditional impressions, utilizes advanced state of the art digital technology, and provides Dr. Swenda and his team with superior fitting restorations with little or no adjustments.
If you have questions about the iTero digital impression system, please for more information.