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i-Cat Scan

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Three-dimensional imaging – safe and secure.

The i-Cat Scan is a dental imaging machine that provides high quality, digital imaging making it cost-effective, safe and fast.

Computer controlled software delivers a quick and easy 3D scan of the patients head which provides the dentist with information that can be used for dental treatment.

For example:
  • TMJ
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Dental Implant assessment
  • Reconstruction / Extraction

What is i-CAT for?

i-CAT is a form of computer-aided tomography (CAT, sometimes called computed tomography, CT), known as cone-beam. You could think of the machine similar to an old coin-operated photo booth. While you are sitting in the chair it takes a series of pictures. These are then assembled by the computer into a three-dimensional images of your head and dental anatomy.

The benefits of i-CAT

i-CAT helps to assess areas of concern in high-resolution and 3-D. This can aid in planning your treatment and ensuring you receive the best possible treatment. The i-CAT allows Dr. Westman to image parts of the head and mouth, such as the temporomandibular joint, that are difficult to view with more traditional images. The data is easily transferable, so Dr. Westman can work more effectively with other dental professionals, like orthodontists, ENT’s and implant specialists when necessary.

watchpat sleep screen

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WatchPAT is an FDA-approved portable sleep apnea diagnostic device. An at home sleep apnea test that uniquely uses finger based physiology and innovative technology to enable simple and accurate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) testing while avoiding the complexity and discomfort associated with traditional air-flow based systems.

Thanks to its innovative use of technology, WatchPAT offers unparalleled performance, reliability and satisfaction – for both patients and healthcare professionals:

The Easiest to Use Home Sleep Test: WatchPAT is worn like a simple wrist-watch, with no need for belts, wires or nasal cannulas. The simple and intuitive use leads to outstanding compliance and minimal failure rate (< 1%).

  • The Most Clinically Validated Home Sleep Test: WatchPAT was extensively validated against in-lab PSG (“the gold standard”), with a documented correlation of 90%[1].
  • Accurate & Comprehensive: WatchPAT is the only (non-EEG) HST that measures “True Sleep Time”  or “Real Sleep Time” (rather than total recording time) and provides complete sleep architecture.
  • Advanced Proprietary Technology: WatchPAT operates on Peripheral Arterial Tone (PAT) signal. PAT measures the arterial volume changes at the fingertip, reflecting the sympathetic nervous system activation.
  • Cost-Effective: We, at Dr. Westman’s office, send your Watchpat Sleep Screening to a board-certified sleep physician for interpretation.  Typically this saves our patients the inconvenience of having to go get tested in a sleep lab.

CEREC® Omnicam

cerecCEREC Omnicam’s revolutionary design features a completely new, ergonomic handpiece and special optics to guarantee un-surpassed intraoral access. New ColorStreaming allows continuous capture of the oral cavity as well as displaying the 3D data in full color – an industry first. Operator convenience has been greatly improved by making the system completely powder-free while retaining Sirona’s high standards for precision.

DESIGNED FOR ACCESS

Slim, rounded camera tube allows easy rotation of the camera in the intraoral space. The tiny camera tip guarantees the best lens positioning anywhere in the mouth.

How does Cerec Benefit our patients
  • Records 2D and 3D data, the first intraoral camera to do so
  • Captures half-arch and full-arch impressions with industry-leading speed
  • Same day crowns
  • Mess free impressions for orthodontics, crowns and bridges, PerioRestore  and much more

NightLase®

Fotona’s NightLase® therapy is a non-invasive, patient-friendly laser treatment for increasing the quality of a patient’s sleep. NightLase reduces the effects of sleep apnea and decreases the amplitude of snoring by means of a gentle, laser-induced tightening effect caused by the contraction of collagen in the oral mucosa tissue. Research has shown that NightLase reduces and attenuates snoring and provides an effective, non-invasive way to lessen the effects of sleep apnea.

A Patient Friendly Solution

A full course of NightLase consists of three separate treatment sessions over a six week period. The final results of the treatment have been shown to last up to a year, and the therapy can be repeated.

Patients find NightLase to be a highly comfortable and satisfying solution. NightLase requires no device to be worn during sleep and involves no chemical treatment. It’s a gentle and easy way for our patients to regain a good night’s rest.

Dr. Westman uses the Fotana LightWalker to perform NightLase. This is a dual-wavelength laser system. LightWalker is a uniquely capable system offering the power of the industry’s highest performance Er:YAG and Nd:YAG dental lasers for expanded dual-wavelength treatment options, including the proprietary TwinLight® Endodontic and Periodontal Treatments. The top-of-the-line LightWalker AT model features the ultimate in convenience and ergonomic comfort, and is the only dental laser system on the market that includes built-in scanner-ready technology.

NuCalm®

With NuCalm you can manage your fear without drugs

image nucalmDental anxiety is not uncommon. Many people are afraid of the dentist. In the past, drugs and narcotics were used to tame people’s fears. Now, with the new technology of NuCalm, your body and mind are relaxed into the first stage of sleep.

The added bonus of a NuCalm treatment is the calming effects can last for hours, even days, after your appointment, and because NuCalm relaxes your nerves and your muscles, it can also relieve tension in your head, neck, and upper back muscles.

Since NuCalm is not a drug or narcotic, it doesn’t cause any negative side effects. That means there’s no recuperation time. You can head straight back to work after your treatment and there’s no need to arrange for someone to drive you home.

Just 3 simple steps

In just 3 simple steps, NuCalm will soothe your dental anxiety, keeping you calm, relaxed and ready to face your treatment:

  1. First we’ll place a Biosignal Processing Disc on the inside of your left wrist, at your Pericardium-6 acupuncture point. This will aid activating the parasympathetic nervous system and calming the body.
  2. The second step is noise-dampening headphones to slow your brain waves to a pre-sleep stage speed of 8Hz-12Hz/second with neuro acoustic software and music.
  3. The final step is light-blocking glasses to block out any visual stimuli that might bring you out of your relaxed NuCalm state.

Finally you can relax…without drugs

logo nucalmDuring the pre-sleep stage, known as the Alpha sleep stage, your body and mind are downshifting into sleep. Your brain waves slow down, but you are not yet asleep. You are conscious – able to speak and respond – but you are incapable of becoming anxious because of the slower brain wave speed.

Your NuCalm experience will be very similar. During the pre-sleep stage, it’s quite common to experience sensations known as hypnagogic hallucinations.  You may feel like you are falling, think you hear someone calling your name, or have slight, involuntary twitches or daydreams.  You can expect these same sensations with your NuCalm treatment.

Send your dental anxiety into the past

98% of the over 140,000 patients that have used NuCalm during their dental treatment, said they would recommend it to their friends and family. They report being so relaxed they were hardly aware of their dental procedure.  With no dental anxiety plus the bonus of NuCalm’s calming after effects, you’ll come away with that “after-the-spa” sense of rejuvenation.

NuCalm is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

IvoBase

ivobaseIvoBase is a systematic process for the fabrication of high-quality denture bases

Ivoclar Vivadent is presenting a new denture base system called IvoBase. This new system enables dental technicians to create tissue-friendly dentures using a high-precision, fully automated working procedure.

The IvoBase system is designed for the fabrication of partial and complete dentures in conventional and implant prosthetics. It can also be used for relinings and occlusal splints. The material is processed in a tidy straightforward procedure. The need for water bath polymerization has been eliminated, which means no more water vapor in the laboratory.
full denture by Smile by Design Dental Studios Leading-edge design

Injection molding technology and especially designed PMMA resins form the cornerstones of the IvoBase system. These components have been designed in a complementary fashion and are fully coordinated with each other. Injection molding and polymerization are performed by the injector in an automated process. The chemical shrinkage of the material is fully compensated during the polymerization process due to the patented thermal management of the flask and the heating system. This allows the fabrication of high-precision denture bases offering unparalleled accuracy of fit.

Maximized benefits

The IvoBase denture base materials consist of PMMA-based auto-cured polymers, which combine the advantages of heat- and auto-cured resins. IvoBase is available in two pre-dosed versions: IvoBase Hybrid and IvoBase High Impact. IvoBase Hybrid is suitable for universal application in removable prosthetics. IvoBase High Impact is specially designed for high load-bearing dentures, for instance in implant-supported prosthetics. The RMR function (Residual Monomer Reduction) reduces the amount of residual monomer to below one percent, providing IvoBase denture bases with a combination of high gloss and exceptional comfort to wear.

IvoBase® is a registered trademark of Ivoclar Vivadent AG.

 

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