A positive dental experience is what will ensure your return for regular care, and the keys to a great experience are your comfort, convenience, and safety. Thanks to Dr. Hutchison’s commitment to using the latest and greatest technological equipment and techniques, your comfort, convenience, and safety are assured at our practice.
Digital X-rays (Radiographs)
You want less exposure to radiation, and Dr. Hutchison wants a high-quality, instantaneous picture. Both problems are solved with digital radiographs (X-rays). This technological advancement leads to a more safe and comfortable visit, as well as to quicker treatment.
Intra Oral Cameras
An intraoral camera lets you see inside your mouth during both treatment planning and dental procedures. Dr. Hutchison can walk you through your treatment by displaying your teeth on a monitor. With better understanding of your own dental health, you can have the peace of mind to make the best decisions regarding your care.
Digital photography provides Dr. Bourque-Hutchison with instant images. These are invaluable, both for cosmetic imaging and for better tracking of your progress. Speed and convenience are both achieved with digital photography.
CAESY Dental Education Systems
With a greater understanding of your dental care, you can make more informed decisions. Both the health concerns and the procedures involved in your dental health can be complicated, but to take an active role in maintaining a healthy smile, a working knowledge helps. CAESY patient education is a multimedia system that covers a wide variety of dentistry topics. Watching the one-to-two minute presentations on various elements of your care will help you gain a better understanding of the procedures performed by Dr. Hutchison and her team.
The Biolase® water laser and the Biolase® gum laser are two examples of how Dr. Hutchison provides advanced technology to ensure effective, fast treatment for you. During treatments for gum disease, cavities, and biopsies, as well as during delicate procedures like gum contouring, lasers provide gentle precision that promotes faster healing and virtually no discomfort afterwards.
There will be 41,000 Americans diagnosed with oral cancer this year, resulting in 12,500 deaths. Like all forms of cancer, early detection is key to a positive prognosis, and oral cancer has up to a 90 percent success rate when discovered early. Dr. Bourque-Hutchison is dedicated to providing a potentially life-saving oral cancer screening for you using the VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening system.
VELscope® features an adjunctive mucosal examination system for the early detection of abnormal tissue. With a hand-held device, your dentist can see beneath the surface of your tissue to detect potentially dangerous growths that otherwise might be missed. The VELscope® exam takes about two minutes, involves no pain or inconvenience, and is completely safe. Ask Dr. Hutchison about how this powerful new tool can keep you safe.
Your comfort is important not only during treatment, but also after treatment. That’s why Dr. Hutchison offers OraVerse® ― the first and only product that rapidly “reverses” the effects of local anesthesia, allowing you to regain lip sensation in less than half the time. OraVerse is administered by the dentist to safely reduce lingering numbness after your dental procedure. This way, you can return to your activities twice as fast.