Digital Imaging: Its more than just X-rays

In todays age of cloud-based and technology driven dental offices, digital x-rays are no longer the new kid on the block.  Digital x-rays raised the bar for the standard of dental care. They allow use to take x-rays at lower radiation, take less x-rays because software allows use to change the contrast or invert the image to aid in reviewing the x-ray.  New technology has allowed use detect and diagnose dental issues with little to no radiation and more accuracy.

image3One such technology that we utilize at Soft Touch Laser Dentistry is CariVu by Dexis, which is a caries detection device.  It is used in conjunction to radiographs. The CariVu device utilizes near-infrared transillumination technology to produce images that look very similar to x-rays but from a top-down view.  For example, the image shown here shows a cavity between the two teeth, that when compared to the x-ray of the same tooth looks like a suspicious area. This technology can help us see how deep the cavity is and allow us to watch a cavity to determine if we should treat it.  It can also help us detect and evaluate fractures in the tooth. Since the technology does not utilize radiation, we can use it on young patients and those who are adverse to radiation. If a area looks suspicious a x-ray can then be taken for more information.

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

The warm weather may not be here, but Spring and April are, which is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.   It is estimated that 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer each year in the US, which is the sixth most common cancer and accounts for 3 percent of all cancers.  Around 9,000 people will die every year in the US, which is one person an hour of every day, according to The Oral Cancer Foundation.

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Celebrating 40 Years in Practice

OImage of Dr. John Graeber raising a glassn February 5, Dr. John Graeber celebrated 40 years of the opening of his Dental Practice in East Hanover. Dr. Graeber expresses his thanks to his many patients in the Hanover area for their loyalty, patronage and support. "Opening my very own practice was a life-long dream come true", expressed Dr. Graeber. The success my family and I have enjoyed has exceeded all expectations.

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East Hanover Dentist Named President of the Academy of Laser Dentistry

Image Headshot of Dr. GraeberMarch 2015: John J. Graeber, DMD, is honored to be named the President of the Academy of Laser Dentistry for 2015. Dr. Graeber is a pioneer in leading the way for the use of lasers in dentistry.
In 1991, after extensive training, Dr. Graeber purchased a dLase 300 laser and brought it to the state of New Jersey. Soon after, he began teaching and training others to benefit their dental practices by using lasers which results in less pain and quicker healing for patients.

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Increased Patient Safety, our new AED

Image of staff in group  Karina, Paula, Tricia and Dr. GraeberOur Clinical staff with our new Cardiac Defibrillator.we are all CPR trained and recently acquired the AED to better manage potential medical emergencies in the office.
Pictured are Karina, Paula, Tricia and Dr. Graeber