We feel patient education is very important. Our goal is that you are completely informed concerning your condition and any treatment that will be performed. We use special modules to explain your particular procedure. We encourage you to voice any questions you may have.
We fully adhere to professional standards of cleanliness, sterilization and radiation control. Our staff are likewise knowledgeable on the latest techniques.
We know that preventing the spread of infectious diseases such as AIDS, herpes, hepatitis and even the cold virus is critical.
We use barrier techniques such as disposable masks and gloves and replace them with every patient. Each piece of fixed operatory equipment is wiped-down with antibacterial solution prior to every clinical procedure. Sterile water delivery systems are utilized. We use autoclave sterilization for all instruments prior to dental examination and treatment. You can be assured that our staff have been specifically trained on sterilization procedures and their importance.
Patients with certain medical conditions (e.g. valvular heart conditions and artificial joints) may be asked to pre-medicate with antibiotics prior to treatment. We do this with your safety in mind. Please inform us if you have a condition that might require pre-medication.
Post Treatment Instructions
After treatment, home care and medication instructions will be thoroughly explained. For your convenience, you will also be given printed instructions. Of course, we are always available for questions after treatment.
We go to extraordinary lengths to ensure our patients are as comfortable as possible during dental procedures. In addition, we offer computer monitors and digital photography of procedures to make your stay easy and efficient.
We continually integrate proven technologies into our practice. Below is an introduction to some of the advanced equipment we use:
Pieziosurgery utilizes controlled three-dimensional ultrasonic vibration to precisely shape bone, but not soft tissues. This technique is ideal for delicate procedures, such as periodontal surgery, bone augmentation, sinus grafts and alveolar ridge augmentation. It allows for more precision, faster healing and less invasion.
Simplant is computer 3-D imaging software that enhances the overall success of your dental implant. 3-D imaging gives us a more complete picture of the quality and quantity of your bone support making it possible for us to better determine the ideal location for your dental implant.
Panoramic Radiography (Panorex) is an advanced full-mouth x-ray that allows a full "panoramic" view of your teeth. This type of x-ray is often necessary in the diagnosis of dental implant placement and comprehensive periodontal therapy.
Bone Morphogenic Protein
Bone Morphogenic Proteins, or BMPs, are a group of growth factors that promote the formation of bone. They may be used to re-grow lost jawbone due to periodontal disease in order to place an implant with more success.
Digital charting is an efficient means of tracking a patient's dental history. It also provides high-quality visual aids for patients to view changes in their dental health. Rather than relying on general charts and models, Dr. DiPerna and Dr. Foronda can explain the diagnosis and treatment options using specific information.
Electric Generator on Premises
In the case of a power outage, our office is able to stay fully functional and sustain activity infinitely. This ensures that surgical procedures are not interrupted. All surgical procedures can be completed.
You may have seen a magnifier loop in a jewelry store when the jeweler was closely examining a diamond. Dental magnifier loops are made for periodontists to view your teeth and gums in minute detail during periodontal procedures. Dr. DiPerna and Dr. Foronda use periodontal loops in many procedures to ensure more precise treatment.
We use a diagnostic tool called, Osstell ISQ to correctly determine the stability of an implant when it is placed. This helps to ensure that the implant does not fail and determines when we can safely restore (place the crown) the implant.