Micropscopes allow for more precision in the diagnostic process and in the performance of procedures due to increased visualization, and patients benefit from the accuracy of treatment and efficiency of procedures,
Anchorage, AK (PRWEB) January 11, 2012
Cosmetic and family dentist, Dr. Mark R. Laurin, is trying to inform his patients and the community about the benefits of 3D imaging combined with microscopic dentistry. His practice, Mark R. Laurin, DDS, has recently launched an educational and patient-oriented website created by dental website design leader, ProSites, Inc. to help teach about his methods. Dr. Laurin has used microscopes in dentistry for over twenty years, and has recently combined their effectiveness with 3D imaging made possible by Sirona dental systems.
What is the value of microscopes in dentistry? Microscopes dramatically increase overall control, making veneer, implant, and crown placement more accurate. Because all aesthetic work in the anterior region requires extreme exactitude, microscope utilization is ideal.
“Micropscopes allow for more precision in the diagnostic process and in the performance of procedures due to increased visualization, and patients benefit from the accuracy of treatment and efficiency of procedures leading to less sensitivity and post-operative discomfort,” states Dr. Laurin.
Current and prospective patients now have access to information about restorative and cosmetic dentistry in Anchorage, along with other informative dental links when they visit the website. Some of Dr. Laurin’s services include:
The combination of microscope usage and 3D imaging allows for precise placement of implants, crowns, and bridges. This enables Dr. Laurin to simulate the positioning of the dental appliance over an x-ray, so that the parameters of the procedures are completely controlled prior to ever placing anything on the patient. This eliminates guesswork in procedures and makes for less evasive, more surgically precise treatment. For the patient, this means less sensitivity and a greater success rate.
Dr. Laurin is also utilizing his website to educate the community on the importance of oral health. The website includes a smile gallery of previous procedures as well as a frequently asked questions page with topics ranging from oral hygiene to dental procedures.
When asked the benefit of an online dental resource, Dr. Laurin responded, “the benefit gained is in increased awareness of dental disease and the dental procedures to correct the damage from the disease process. Also, with 3-D imaging, the x-ray process is a step up from the 2-D imaging in that it allows for complete analysis of the boney structures as they exist. The website aids in education of patients and assists them in gaining awareness of their dental needs and the procedures necessary to attain the dental health and smiles they want and need.”
About Mark R. Laurin, DDS:
Voted Best Dentist in Alaska by the Anchorage Daily News in 2007, Dr. Laurin continues to provide quality cosmetic dental services to patients. Offering veneers, All-On-4s, and dental implants in Anchorage, he performs numerous restorative procedures. Dr. Mark Laurin graduated from the University of Portland with a B.S. in Biology, a B.S. in Chemistry, and a minor in Philosophy. He received his graduate education from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Dr. Laurin is a member of the American Dental Association, Alaska Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and Spear’s Faculty Club. For more information about Mark R. Laurin, DDS, please visit their website marklaurin.com.