For the past 30 years, the South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry has been among the most advanced dental/periodontal practices in the world in terms of the adoption of new, clinically proven technologies that can advance treatment, support patient satisfaction and comfort and provide predictable, high quality outcomes. During your treatment with us, you may experience one or more of the following technological tools or techniques. It’s all part of our effort to bring you the safest, fastest, most accurate and most comfortable experience.
In 2023, our practice introduced Videa Health’s artificial intelligence (AI) tool, called Videa Perio Assist. This FDA-approved software assists us in assessing dental xrays for subtle dental problems, helping us provide even more consistent and accurate diagnoses. Videa Perio Assist provides invaluable insights into areas of decay, bone loss, calculus and root canal infections.
This game-changing technology allows both our doctors and hygienists to more easily and proactively identify early signs of periodontal disease, leading to even more timely and accurate treatment recommendations as well as treatment evaluation over time. The AI software signifies virtually the only improvement in digital dental x-rays since that technology was first introduced in the 1980s.
South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry was the first dental practice in the world to offer this valuable alternative to traditional surgical techniques. Yomi robotic-assisted surgery combines your periodontist’s skill with the benefits of robotic guidance. The first and only FDA-approved computerized system designed for dental implant surgery, Yomi facilitates implant planning and placement with 3-D visual assistance. The system helps us in all stages of dental implant surgery, allowing us to adapt to numerous clinical situations. Real-time visual guidance works like a GPS system to guide surgery and prevent any deviation from the plan.
By integrating this unique technology into our practice, we can accomplish many procedures in fewer steps, even more effectively. The result means THE MOST PREDICTABLE OUTCOMES in the most minimally invasive fashion. Learn more about Yomi Robotic Implant Surgery
Using the variable pulsed wavelength of the FDA-approved PerioLase® Nd:YAG laser by Millennium Dental Technologies, we can target diseased oral tissue without harming healthy tissue. The highly effective LANAP® Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure lets us treat gum disease with less pain, decreased bleeding, swelling, root sensitivity and downtime. Visit Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc. for more information.
LAPIP® (Laser-Assisted Peri-Implantitis Procedure) removes infection in case of ailing implants, reducing the need for more invasive surgery, or, in the worst-case scenario, implant replacement.
Our practice was one of the first in the South Florida region to introduce Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), an advanced x-ray scanning technology that exposes patients to less radiation. This medical imaging technique creates a three-dimensional image which is critical for diagnosis and treatment planning of surgical cases. According to the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA), the clinical benefit of a medically appropriate X-ray imaging exam outweighs the small radiation risk.
South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry created this unique tool to clarify consultations and enhance our patient education. DentalImplan® is a customized software program that utilizes visual animations to help us show patients what their problems are and the steps involved in correcting these problems. Even patients who are apprehensive about dental procedures find the cartoon-like images on the computer to be non-threatening and easy to understand during consultations. This also simplifies and clarifies communication with your dentist about other aspects of your treatment.
The Florida Probe is a digital periodontal probing system and diagnostic tool that is used to measure, chart and monitor periodontal health. It allows our practice to catch changes in periodontal status of your teeth and gums in their earliest stage. This alerts us to the need for early intervention to minimize treatment and optimize health.
This scanner takes an incredibly detailed impression of your teeth and gums. Think of it as a 3D video image of your teeth and gums. Itero® makes those goopy, gag-inducing impression trays a thing of the past! Not only is a digital impression more comfortable, it’s also much more accurate. Once the scan is complete, we will have a 3D model of your mouth that can be shared with your dentist, a dental laboratory or just stored on our server for future reference. These images can be used to evaluate gradual changes such as tooth wear, tooth movement or recession (gum loss) which are otherwise difficult to assess visually.
The T-Scan® Occlusal Analysis System is a bite analysis tool that gives us more in-depth information to help us determine, adjust and restore your bite. With T-Scan, we can easily determine which teeth should be addressed in order to correct your bite to optimize predictability and comfort. We usually use this in conjunction with TeethToday® procedures.
The Osstell ISQ is a handheld, non-invasive, computerized device that provides a numerical value to determine dental implant stability and integration into the bone. The abbreviation ISQ stands for “Implant Stability Quotient.” Osstell measures the rate that your implant heals, giving us the ability to assess and predict when your implant will be mature enough to complete a final restoration. This fast, easy and painless technique helps us make clinical decisions early in the process that affect the long-term success of your dental implant treatment.
LOOP is our secure inter-office communication tool for sharing sensitive clinical information with your dentist or treatment team. Your clinical information is specific and personal and should be protected, encrypted and readily available to your dentist. We have been using secure communications for this purpose since 2009.
Perioscope is an endoscopic instrument that allows our doctors to look under the gums without surgical intervention. It has a fiberoptic lens about the width of 3 human hairs and gives a view to be able to detect cracks, cavities, calculus deposits and other problems on teeth in a minimally invasive method. When combined with other procedures and regenerative materials it is used as part of a very effect treatment option.
This is a minimally invasive bone grafting method that allows excellent augmentation of difficult areas of bone loss and atrophy with minimal complications. S.M.A.R.T.™ provides superior bone regeneration outcomes without taking bone from other body areas. This approach also produces less swelling, less pain and fewer complications than most other traditional bone grafting techniques. With S.M.A.R.T., we can treat high-risk cases with little risk of complications.
Piezosurgery uses ultrasonic energy to perform procedures on the jawbone without cutting soft tissue. Benefits include less pain, swelling and faster healing than when conventional drills or instruments are used. When used to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement, it is particularly effective in facilitating bone remodeling with minimal inflammation and trauma.
Osteocel is a bone graft developed to mimic the properties of a patient’s own bone including bone-forming stem cells and a biocompatible matrix. Osteocel provides a complete and physiologic bone graft that contains all of the necessary components for bone growth: the cells, the signals, and the scaffold.
Bio-Oss® bone substitute and Bio-Gide® membrane support the body’s own bone regenerative processes extremely effectively. Bio-Oss® is a bovine- (cow bone) derived matrix while Bio-Gide® is a porcine (pig-derived) collagen barrier that supports the regenerative process leading to new bone growth and tissue healing. Both materials are thoroughly processed and lose any semblance to their origins making them highly biocompatible and helpful in enhancing wound healing. We also utilize Mucograft and Fibrogide, which are both collagen products used to replace palatal (gum) graft material.
SFCPID doctors use surgical microscopes for procedures requiring exceptional visibility or those that include sensitive manipulations. Examples include looking for removing fractured screws in implants and looking for tooth fractures not visible by other means. Microsurgery also is performed when maximum precision is needed.
We have several different computer-based planning tools that are often used to virtually analyze and plan implant placement and to simulate the outcome. This allows safer, more precise and successful implant placement. We often use this software to produce computer-generated guides to insure accurate implant placement. Additionally, this technology allows us to prefabricate strong, beautiful temporary restorations for TeethToday® procedures.
We make extensive use of this imaging technology for diagnosis, evaluation, monitoring and enhancement of results, particularly when esthetics are important. This also allows us to instantly communicate specific and accurate information to other professionals and laboratories.