A Great Dentist

Technology

It’s an exciting time in the dental field as new technology is constantly evolving to make your experience in the dental chair much quicker, easier and more comfortable.

At Gallery Park Dental in Glenview, IL we invest in our patients by implementing the latest technology to make your visit an enjoyable one.  Our doctors, Drew Gripentrog and Jason Rogers, main goal is to ensure that every patient gets the best care possible and has a great experience in our office! 

Today's advancements in modern dentistry allow us to provide smiles that are beautiful, long-lasting, and healthy for a lifetime.  Please take a moment to learn more about the types of technology we now offer.

Digital X-Rays

At Gallery Park Dental we use digital x-rays which use up to 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays and give us instant results that can be displayed on a monitor.  This provides a better view of x-ray images, giving us a better way to locate problems early and allowing us to share the images with patients to educate them about the condition of their teeth and treatment options available to them.  With this important new tool, you’ll be involved in treatment planning much more than before.

To learn more about digital x-rays and why they are important please click here.

Intraoral Camera

Intraoral cameras are specialized digital cameras made to be used in the mouth.  At Gallery Park Dental, we utilize high definition intraoral cameras to share important information about your oral health with you.  We can use this information to diagnose, educate and describe treatment options as well as monitor any changes in your mouth. 

This technology allows us to more easily and effectively communicate with other dental specialists and our dental lab.  We also use the images when submitting insurance claims, giving your insurance company the best information possible, in order to maximize your benefits.

Patient Viewing Monitors

We realize that going to the dentist is not most people's favorite thing to do, so we have worked hard to ensure that our office is a comfortable and relaxing place to be.

To that end, we are pleased to offer televisions in all treatment rooms with a variety of viewing options available.  We also use the televisions to show you what we see, using digital x-rays and intraoral photos so you will be able to better understand your treatment.

Digital Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is a colorless, odorless gas which is inhaled through a mask that fits over the nose.  When inhaled, nitrous oxide, is a safe and effective way to reduce dental anxiety.  In order to accurately monitor and quickly adjust the level of gas being administered we utilize a digital flowmeter.

This digital flowmeter allows us to easily titrate the gas levels with the touch of a button to maximize the effectiveness of the medication and ensure patient comfort.  If you need dental work but have been avoiding it due to fear or anxiety, contact our Glenview dental office today to find out more about our dental sedation options and to schedule an appointment.

Ultrasonic Scalers

To remove plaque and tartar (calculus) as effectively and efficiently as possible, we use ultrasonic scalers as part of our periodontal therapy.  These ultrasonic instruments vibrate at a high speed and spray a steady mist of water. The combination of ultrasonic movement and constant water spray result in a number of benefits over hand scaling alone. 

Ultrasonic treatment allows cleanings to be completed in less time with more efficient stain removal and comfort than when hand instruments are used exclusively. 

Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry offers faster healing times, less painful treatments, and lower risk of infection for soft tissue treatments, including frenectomies, gingivectomies, and canker sore treatments. We use the Biolase soft tissue lasers in our dental office for the comfort and safety of our patients.

Also, lasers can reduce symptoms and healing times associated with traditional therapies and control bleeding during surgery. Learn more about how laser dentistry can benefit you and allow you to enjoy more accurate, pain-free dentistry.

Electric Dental Handpieces

Electric handpieces provide many advantages for the dentist. There are also many advantages to the patient.

  • Less noise and whine, which is reduced by about 65 percent.
  • No vibration, due to a gear-driven head design.
  • Less time in the dental chair.

SonicFill

Even procedures, such as fillings, can be made faster and more accurate by using the latest equipment and technology. For fillings, we use SonicFill, a one-step filler system which helps reduce the length of the procedure, getting patients out of the chair and back to their day sooner.

When searching for the best dentist in Glenview, consider the technology as well as patient care that their dental office provides. At Gallery Park Dental, we make dentistry easy for our patients. We believe that each dental appointment can be a positive experience - that includes making treatment efficient and accurate!

Puromax Water Filtration

At Gallery Park Dental, maintaining the highest level of sterility is our top priority.  That is why we use the Puromax HR3 reverse osmosis system to remove all bacteria, impurities and unwanted chemicals from the water we use during treatment and for instrument sterilization.  This means you have your treatment in the healthiest environment possible.

State-of-the-Art Sterilization and Infection Control

Infection controls and universal precautions protect patients and staff alike. We use the latest sterilization equipment and techniques for our patients' health and safety.  Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control – you, your dentist, and the dental team. The cornerstone in a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust.

At Gallery Park Dental we follow procedures recommended by several federal agencies: the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These measures include: disinfectant hand soap, gloves and face masks, chemical disinfection of antimicrobial countertops and surfaces, sterilization of all equipment before every use, disposable materials and weekly spore monitoring of all sterilization equipment

Paperless Office/Digital Forms

Security is important to most patients these days. Glenview dentists, Dr. Drew Gripentrog and Dr. Jason Rogers, use digital technology to securely store and record your information. Information regarding your identity, medical, and dental conditions are encrypted and stored securely.

To save patients time, we offer digital patient forms that can be filled out online before the first appointment. We are a paperless dental office, using digital transmission to share charts, x-rays, and photos with other dental practices and with insurance companies.

Digital records also help us to compare your oral health over time at the click of a mouse. We can identify changes that might be of concern and alert you immediately of any conditions that require your attention.

Patient Portal

Being able to conduct business anytime is important to our busy patients. We provide online access to payments, records, appointments, and correspondence through our Patient Portal. Patients are able to log into our patient portal from their home computers and access forms.

We will soon be adding access to charts and treatment plans through the patient portal, making it easy to keep track of your outstanding treatment. 

If you are looking for a Glenview dentist who makes your treatment planning, appointment scheduling, and payment process easier, contact us to schedule an exam! We look forward to welcoming you to our Glenview dental office!