Here at Ousborne and Keller, we consider digital imaging to be a crucial component of our commitment to comprehensive dental care.
These digital images enable us to detect cavities in between teeth, determine bone levels, as well as the health of the surrounding bone tissues. With digital imaging, it is possible to examine the roots and nerve chambers of teeth, diagnose cysts and tumors and assess the extent of damage when trauma unexpectedly occurs.
Drs. Ousborne and Keller carefully choose when and where radiographic digital images are needed. We adhere to all established guidelines and our dental assistants and hygienists are all state certified radiation technologists. The sensors are much more comfortable that traditional film and are so sensitive that they require less than 20% of the exposure required for ‘film’ radiographs.
Digital imaging also offers more accuracy because it allows Drs. Ousborne and Keller to view the image on a computer monitor immediately. This aids in diagnosis because the image is approximately 40 times the normal size.
Another advantage of digital imaging is the ability to store patient images in electronic charts, and to easily retrieve them as needed. Our administrative and clinical staffs are able to quickly e-mail captured digital images to appropriate specialists, dental laboratories and insurance companies throughout the country to expedite treatment, ensure quality fabrication of dental appliances such as crowns, bridges, dentures and implant restorations, and to facilitate quicker claims processing.
A more local advantage is that no chemicals will be dispersed into the Chesapeake Bay. In the past, the solutions needed to develop ‘film’ radiographs were emptied into the drain which eventually ended up in the Bay. We are happy to offer this more ‘green’ alternative to our patients and especially happy to do our part in protecting this invaluable water way.
Drs. Ousborne and Keller use this technology daily to diagnose, treat and maintain our values patients dental health. If you have specific questions regarding our use of digital imaging, please contact us (410) 828-1177 or firstname.lastname@example.org .