Advanced Technology

When you seek care at our office, you are assured that David E. Waterfall, D.M.D. and his staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care. All restorative procedures are performed under various levels of magnification.

Digital Imaging

Dr. Waterfall chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.

Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Dr. Waterfall utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information.

Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.

Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.

Digital Impressions

Our office uses the 3M® True Definition Scanner, which acquires digital impressions through “3D-in-motion” video technology, and in many cases can replace traditional impressions. 

Nox T3 Home Sleep Monitor

The Nox T3 Portable Sleep System allows most people to be tested for sleep-related disorders in the comfort of their own home, rather than spending the night in a hospital or sleep lab for testing.

Intraoral Camera

Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.

David E. Waterfall, D.M.D. utilizes state-of-the-art intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!

Intraoral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be sent to you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.

Dr. Waterfall’s office is one of only a few facilities in New England equipped with the state-of-the-art Acteon Intraoral Camera system, which provides unsurpassed image quality up to 115X magnification.

Digital Photography

Dr. David Waterfall uses several specialized cameras that provide instant images for use in diagnosing your condition or in tracking your progress. Digital images are stored electronically and allow us to communicate with patients, insurance companies and our ceramic lab technicians throughout the country.

Diagnodent

Diagnodent is a laser unit that detects decay and alerts us with an audible signal and a numerical readout. Just like other areas of medicine and dentistry, early detection and treatment are of immeasurable value in preserving your health.

Autoflourescence

Soprolife is a state-of-the-art device for observing the condition of your teeth and gums. Normal and unhealthy tooth structure autoflouresce in different ways when exposed to a specific wavelength of blue light. This provides diagnostic information, which allows less invasive treatment and in many cases reduces the need for x-rays.

CAESY (Clinically Advanced Education System)

All of Dr. Waterfall’s patients have access to CAESY, one of the most advanced patient education systems available. It is set up on the office network and allows access to patient education modules that use video and sound to explain all of the treatment options.