Skokie, Illinois cosmetic and general dentist Dr. Dave McWhinnie of Smiles of Skokie is pleased to unveil a full array of the latest tools and technology in use at his practice.
Skokie, Illinois cosmetic and general dentist Dr. Dave McWhinnie of Smiles of Skokie is pleased to unveil a full array of the latest tools and technology in use at his practice. These tools improve results, decrease discomfort and reduce overall treatment for a variety of services available to his general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry patients. With the most advanced dental technology available, Dr. McWhinnie and his team perform everything from the most basic routine dental procedures to complex cosmetic and surgical treatments with greater accuracy, effectiveness and positive results than ever before.
New to the practice, an Automatic Heart Defibrillator adds a new dimension of immediate care and protection for families visiting Smiles of Skokie for any reason, from routine cleanings to orthodontics or sedation dentistry. A newly added VELscope Oral Cancer Detection Device expands the oral examination assay to include an in-depth look at possible cancer symptoms. The VELscope allows early detection and diagnosis of oral cancers that can be treated with more effectiveness when spotted before they develop. Dr. McWhinnie says, “Not only do we benefit from the technology, but our hygienist, Michelle, has become extremely adept and skilled in the use of this sophisticated equipment, giving patients a better chance at early detection.”
Smiles of Skokie’s new Diagnodent Cavity detection system uses laser technology to detect tooth decay with more precision and accuracy than is possible with the naked eye, even for an experienced doctor. The Diagnodent Laser Cavity Detection Device enables swift verification of dental defects and decay by using a small laser which senses decay on the tooth surface. A corresponding signal indicates the severity of decay, with a sound number display describing decay levels. This allows early cavity detection and improved treatment ability.
Smiles of Skokie patients can also benefit from new Laser Gum Disease Treatment technology when visiting Dr. McWhinnie’s practice. Laser Gum Treatment with PocketPro is an ideal treatment for mild to moderate gum disease and eliminates the need for scalpel or stitches. Deep gum pockets can be treated without cutting or sutures, and gum disease, ulcers other soft tissue treatment can be accomplished without scalpels. These tools and much more are available to Smiles of Skokie patients. To learn more, visit them online at http://www.smilesofskokie.com/.