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Diagnostic Technology – Powell, OH

State-of-the-Art Care For Powell Families

At the Powell Dental Group, we strive to provide a better kind of dental care than your average dental office, and in order to do that, we know we need to have the best equipment available. That’s why we’ve invested in some of the most advanced dental technology, including digital X-rays, intraoral cameras, and a putty-free dental impression system. These tools will help speed up your appointments while also improving your quality of care, giving you the best of both worlds. If you’re ready to see a dentist in Powell who believes in achieving the highest levels of patient satisfaction with advanced dental technology, contact us today!

CareStream Digital Color Imaging

A digital impression of a patient’s oral cavity appearing on a laptop for the dentist to view

Creating a working model of a patient’s teeth used to mean that they had to bite down onto cold dental putty for minutes at a time, but thankfully, that’s no longer the case at Powell Dental Group! Now, using a CareStream digital scanner, we can create an exhaustively detailed 3D image of the teeth and bite without even touching a patient. This process is not only faster but more accurate as well, saving patients from having to get time-consuming retakes.

Sirona Orthophos SL CBCT 3D Imaging

An up-close image of a CBCT scanner used in Dr. Shults’ office

Preparing for dental implants or another similar complex procedure? With Sirona Orthophos CBCT 3D Imaging equipment, our team can quickly capture high-resolution images of your jaw and facial structure in one rotation. Creating a single X-Ray image, the device requires you to bite down on a mouthpiece and remain still while the arm rotates a full 360 degrees around your head. The finalized image allows for Dr. Shults to create more accurate and precise treatment plans that will prove beneficial when preparing for certain dental procedures.

Sirona Orthophos CBCT Airway Imaging

The X-Ray image captured with the Sirona Orthophos CBCT Airway Imaging device

The Sirona Orthophos Aiwary Imaging device is also used to capture high-resolution images of the upper airway structure in a single rotation. While biting down on a small mouthpiece, you will remain completely still while the arm fully rotates around your head. This quick scan creates a single X-Ray image that provides Dr. Shults with a more detailed view into your upper airway structure, allowing her to formulate a thorough, precise, and accurate treatment plan to help improve your sleeping and breathing patterns.

Eccovision Rhinopharyngometry for Airway Assessment

A staff member using the Eccovision Rhinopharyngometry on a female patient during an appointment

If you suffer from the symptoms associated with sleep apnea, this piece of advanced dental technology works to identify potential obstructions within your nasal passageway and airway. By measuring these areas of your facial structure using soundwaves, we can use the information provided to determine how best to treat your sleep apnea and which type of oral device will be best for delivering adequate and effective results.

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ResMed ApneaLink Home Sleep Testing for Sleep Apnea

An image of the ResMed Apnea Link Home Sleep Testing system

When in need of a formal diagnosis for sleep apnea, our team can use the ResMed ApneaLink Home Sleep Testing system. As a cost-effective solution, this easy-to-use device is compact and includes a small black box device that is strapped around your midsection and can record your respiratory effort, oxygen saturation, pulse, nasal flow, and snoring while you sleep. The data is then collected and works to streamline the process of establishing a formal diagnosis much more quickly than if you were to participate in a lab-based sleep test.

Z-Synergy Home Testing for Sleep Apnea

ZMachine Synergy Home Testing device for sleep apnea

Cleared by the FDA, the Z-Synergy system is a device that is used for convenient at-home testing for sleep apnea. More accurate than any Type 3 home sleep test that is commonly used, this EEG sleep technology assigns a score for wake, light and deep sleep, REM, and arousals every 30 seconds. Not only is it easy for you to set up before you go to bed, but the data collected will allow for more efficient diagnosis and, in turn, more timely treatment recommendations.