Technology is one of the cornerstones of Valley Dental Health. Our dentists combine tried and true dental treatments with the latest techniques and technology to deliver patients with safer, more comfortable care and faster, more precise treatments.
When you visit our Hunt Valley, MD dental office, you can feel confident that you are receiving on the finest and most advanced in dental care.
Digital Dental Office
Digital technology is integrated with our daily life, the same is true for a modern dental practice like ours. Patients enjoy access to free Wi-Fi throughout the office. Our dental rooms are equipped with television, computers and Pandora radio.
We use many forms of digital technology in our treatments and services from digital x-rays to digital patient management. There are many benefits of the digital technologies we use:
- Environmentally friendly
- Space saving (no need for bulky storage)
- 24/7 access for emergency services
- Easy to share with specialists and other physicians when needed
- Safer – digital x-rays expose patients to 90% less radiation
- More comfortable – digital impressions instead of impression trays
- Faster – images and scans can be taken in seconds
- Better record keeping – digital images can be easily compared to monitor changes in the dental system more easily than traditional film x-rays or printed photographs
Oral Cancer Screening
We use Identafi® multi-spectral oral cancer screening technology in our office. Oral cancer is a growing problem in the United States. While it is one of the most curable cancers (80-90%), only about 1/3 of all cases are found in early stages. Identifi® uses special wavelengths of light to excite oral tissue and identify abnormal cells. This is used as an adjunct to our visual screening, helping us to identify oral cancer in early stages and recommend the best care for our patients.
We are one of the few dentists in the Baltimore area to offer a full range of options for sedation dentistry including IV sedation. In Maryland, IV sedation is only available through specially trained oral surgeons and dentists. Dr. Ashley Izadi and Dr. Roham Rafat trained with world-renowned Dental Anesthesiologists Dr. Ken Reed and Dr. Stanley Malamed and are certified in Maryland to administer IV sedation to patients at our Hunt Valley dental office.
In addition, we offer Oraverse™, an injection that reverses the side effects of anesthesia. Patients feel more comfortable and relaxed during their treatment and then can leave feeling confident that they don’t have the unwanted side effects of numbness or difficulty speaking, swallowing or eating.
Patient Safety & Sterilization
Patient safety is our top priority. We meet or exceed all of the local, state and federal guidelines for dental office safety and sterilization. We use an autoclave to properly sterilize our tools. This is monitored regularly to ensure that it meets our high standard of care.