The Smallberg & Satornino Advantage
Unlike most dentists, Drs. Smallberg and Satornino will approach your oral health by practicing Complete Dentistry, a concept they learned through their advanced education at The Dawson Academy. By emphasizing prevention and early detection and treatment of disease, tooth wear, and functional problems, Drs. Smallberg and Satornino will be able to identify the signs of dental problems before any symptoms and damage appear. This will save you from experiencing pain, spending money toward costly and repeated treatments, and time off from work for multiple and lengthy appointments.
From your very first appointment, you’ll notice an immediate difference in the dedicated care you receive. That’s because as a graduate of The Dawson Academy—a place where dentists learn to be better dentists—Drs. Smallberg and Satornino belong to a group of only 10% of dentists in the country who practice the concept of Complete Dentistry. Through proper diagnosis and treatment planning, you’ll be able to receive treatments in a more conservative manner, which will allow you to keep as much of your natural tooth structure as possible and help you maintain a healthy smile for your lifetime.
Digital Impression Scanner
Forget all of that goo in your mouth! Instead of using those old-fashioned trays with material that has to set in your mouth, we can now use a wand with a light that passes over your teeth. The image comes up in real time on our screen. You can even watch the scan appear on the screen as we are doing it.
We use this technology for many procedures, including crowns, bridges, Invisalign, nightguards, and implant crowns. We can even see what your bite looks like on the screen.
This technology allows us to send a digital file of your mouth to the dental lab by just pressing a button. We can finish your dentistry faster and more accurately than even before.
This is a focused beam of X-Ray particles through bone which produces an image on special film, showing the structure through which it passed. This gives the familiar black and white images that doctors and dentists use to diagnose problems. X-rays are a necessary part of the diagnostic process, and not to use them could lead to undiagnosed disease. Without an X-ray of the whole tooth, and supporting bone and gum tissues, there is no real way to detect infection or pathology that requires attention.
In our office we use digital radiography which allows us to take X-rays using 50-70% less radiation versus conventional X-rays. Coupled with computer monitoring, digital x-ray technology allows us to enhance the images for better diagnosis of any dental concerns.
Drs. Smallberg and Satornino frequently use digital photography as a tool to produce the best restorations possible for their patients. We have a professional digital camera customized for dental photography, which gives us an advantage.
We can communicate with dental labs, regarding what specific shade your restoration needs to be. This is particularly helpful for front teeth, especially if your teeth do not have one shade throughout the tooth.
We also use a set series of photos of your face and mouth at different angles and distances to plan more complex cases. This is a routine part of your comprehensive occlusal evaluation. If you are having TMJ problems or need a more complex work up to restore your mouth, the doctors will recommend this for you.
An intraoral camera can be used to get a close-up photo of your tooth or gums from inside your mouth. The doctors use a wand-like device that attached to a computer. With the click of a button they can take a close-up picture inside of your mouth, which will then instantly appear on the computer screen and become part of your electronic chart.
The doctors can use this device to show you more detail about a particular problem on a big screen for you to see. They can also use it to communicate with your insurance company to help with faster reimbursement of your benefits in certain circumstances.
The cost of everything is going up and dental insurance companies are covering less and less procedures. How can you afford necessary dental care?
At Smallberg & Satornino, DDS, PLLC, we provide you with the best care possible, while maximizing your insurance benefits. We take care of all of the paperwork for you, getting the maximum reimbursement possible. Please understand that we must work within the limits of your particular insurance plan. If you are unhappy with your particular plan’s level of reimbursement, we recommend speaking to your human resources department at your place of employment.
If you do not have any insurance coverage, we offer a 10% discount to senior citizens. We also offer an in-house dental club, with discounted dental services and VIP treatment. Please call us for more information about this exclusive club.
We accept cash, checks, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover credit and debit card at the time of treatment. If you need to pay a balance in smaller payments over time, you have the option of monthly payments through Care Credit or Citi Health Card.
Please speak to the front desk if you have any further questions about these options.