Hi, this is Dr. Robert Antolak from www.thegentledentist.com. We’re located in Shelby Township, Michigan, and our phone number is (586) 247-3500. One thing that we do have a lot of pride in at our office is our ability to keep up with the technology. We’ve actually been able to use digital x-rays. This is called a digital sensor. And what it does, is, it goes in the mouth, and it used like the regular film that you’ve been using in the past. This is something that’s not new for us. We’ve been using digital sensors for about the last 8 years. And so.
We were really, using it when it was not that popular. It was just kind of emerging. So, what a digital sensor is it’s a wire that’s attached to this. It’s a very complex sensors in here and chips. And what it does is it, it plugs into the USB on our computer. So, we can just plug this in. We take an x-ray. Put it in the mouth. We cover this up of course. We put it in the mouth you take an x-ray like you normally would and what it does it processes it within 5 seconds. And see the image right there we can know that point in time.
Whether they want to keep that image of me. And a different image of me to look at something a little bit differently. The beauty is it takes, it about maybe 20% of the radiation that’s used. So, that means your getting about 1/5 of the normal radiation you would be getting with a traditional x-ray. The nice thing is it can be stored, since we are a paperless office. We don’t have paper charts, but we have electronic charts. And we keep this right in there. And it’s safer because we can back it up, so we get.
If something happened to the building, the x rays wouldn’t burn down. It’s in store with us in our backup, on a computer.
So, it’s more comfortable also. We’ve had patients say, oh. You know they had, or they, those other film ones, it would actually bite and pinch into the gums. And this is, it’s hard, so it’s a hard plastic here. But it also just kinda fits in, and it doesn’t feel sharp to our patients. So, if you, this is just 1 example of a high technology that we do have here at the office. If you would like to be part of that, we’d love to have you as a new patient.
And our phone number is 587-247-3500. Our website is www.thegentledentist.com. Thank you. Have a blessed day.