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Northbrook Court Dental Reduces Radiation Exposure with Digital Radiography
Northbrook Court Dental Associates is now significantly reducing patient radiation exposure with digital radiography, a technology that uses 90% less radiation than conventional dental x-ray techniques.
“Northbrook Court Dental is committed to providing patients with the most advanced dental technology available,” says Dr. Michael Vold, D.D.S. “Our digital radiology equipment is state-of-the art and makes diagnostics easier, faster and more accurate.”
Digital radiography is a method of imaging involving the use of digital x-ray sensors that are placed in the patient’s mouth. The device detects and quantifies the x-rays, and then instantly transmits the image to a computer screen. Less radiation is used to produce the image compared to traditional photographic film and there is no waiting period for film development. The need for film processing chemicals is also eliminated.
With Digital radiography, images can be easily enhanced to improve diagnostic ability, including magnification, brightness, contrast and coloring. These features help create a better visual of the tooth and makes diagnostics easier.
The technology also allows more accurate measurements, which can be extremely beneficial in cases involving implants, endodontic and similar type procedures.
The images captured through digital radiography are easily stored, and can be printed or transmitted over the Internet. Instead of copying and mailing dental records, digital radiography images can be sent by e-mail to specialists for immediate evaluation.
Northbrook Court Dental’s digital radiography equipment is meticulously maintained and regularly inspected by the State of Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety.
“Our patient’s comfort and safety is always our utmost concern,” says Dr. Vold. “Even though traditional x-rays typically emit a low level of radiation, digital radiography virtually eliminates any risks of over-exposure.”
For more information on digital radiography, visit the Northbrook Court Dental Associates website at http://www.northbrookcourtdental.com, or call their office today at 847-272-2900.
Dr. Michael Vold has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin (1963), a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Northwestern University Dental School (1967) and a Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law (1980). He served as a dentist in the U.S. Air Force and taught as an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry. Dr. Vold is a member of the American Dental Association and Illinois State Dental Society, as well as a recipient of numerous professional honors and awards.