A lifelong smile,
using industry-leading dental technology

With the impact of technology on people’s health, the Perkins Dental team is committed to using technology as a driving force in prevention, diagnostics, and application of treatment. Read more about some of our tools below.

Digital X-Rays
Dental Laser
Intraoral Camera
iTero Element 5D Digital Scanner
WatchPat Sleep Study

Digital X-Rays

The primary benefit of digital x-rays would be the limited exposure to radiation and immediate availability to view the film. This allows for quicker diagnosis with better image quality.

Waterlase iPlus
Dental Laser

The Biolase is used for multiple treatments. In some instances we can use it to treat decay and do a filling without having to use anesthesia. We also use this laser to do a soft tissue biopsy that heals more quickly. And for those of you who suffer from cold sores this laser can be used to decrease healing time. And, if caught soon enough a laser treatment can possibly deter the cold sore from scabbing.

There is a second laser that can be used to treat infection, perform a biopsy and trim soft tissue around metal implants or for tissue contouring. Laser dentistry can decreases healing time by one to two weeks.

Intraoral Camera

The intraoral camera allows for close up pictures of the tooth allowing the provider and patient to see different angles. This tool is also very helpful during consultations to let patients see where there are conspicuous areas that need to be addressed.

iTero Element 5D
Digital Scanner

The iTero Element 5D imaging system is used to take digital impressions and eliminates the need for manual impressions used for crowns, partials, nightguards and other oral appliances. It also assists in a more efficient turnaround time for delivery of the crown or appliance. The iTero 5D Digital Scanner is also used for patient education to show patients wear or changes that occur over time.

WatchPat Sleep Study

The WatchPat is a take home device similar to a watch. This sleep study is performed in the privacy and comfort of your home.  It is easy to use and will provide us with all the information necessary to make a diagnosis for Sleep Apnea. The test is sent to a Sleep Medicine Doctor and the results provide information on how well you slept, what positions you sleep in, if and when snoring occurs, blood oxygen levels, pulse, and the duration of your sleep stages. The combined information is used to determine if a patient has sleep apnea and it determines the severity.