River Valley Periodontics & Implant Dentistry Now Offer Cone Beam Technology in All Three Office Locations: Old Saybrook, Waterford, and Madison, CT

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The doctors at River Valley Periodontics & Implant Dentistry are pleased to announce they utilize Cone Beam technology for the placement of dental implants at their Old Saybrook, Waterford, and Madison, CT office locations. Drs. McAraw, Cantner, Cantner, Foisie and Oks are pleased to utilize this invaluable technology that allows them to place implants in the most effective way possible.

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Individuals who are looking for periodontists who utilize Cone Beam technology in the placement of dental implants in Old Saybrook, Waterford, and Madison, CT, can now schedule an appointment with the team at River Valley Periodontics & Implant Dentistry. Cone Beam Technology is a very valuable tool in the placement of implants because it yields a 3D view of the patient’s mouth and various oral structures that can be used to map out the specific size and placement of implants.

Drs. McAraw, Cantner,Cantner, Foisie and Oks invite patients with missing teeth to receive dental implants from their Old Saybrook, Waterford, or Madison, CT offices. The team utilizes Cone Beam technology at all three locations, which is an imaging system that facilitates the proper placement of implants. Periodontists prefer Cone Beam technology over traditional x-ray scans because it yields more clear and detailed images. Whereas x-rays are two-dimensional and do not give a full view of the patient’s various dental structures, Cone Beam imaging is 3-dimensional and provides remarkably detailed images of nerves and other structures that may have an effect on how and where implants are placed.

In addition to the clarity of images provided by Cone Beam technology, this remarkable imaging system also reduces the amount of radiation to which patients are exposed. In some cases, Cone Beam imaging produces up to 10 times less radiation than regular x-ray machines, and is thereby a safer method for individuals who are sensitive to radiation exposure or who want to limit any unnecessary exposure. Cone Beam imaging is also quicker than traditional x-rays and can yield panoramic images of the mouth in a matter of seconds, compared to an x-ray machine which can take up to several minutes to yield two-dimensional pictures of the mouth.

The doctors extend an invitation to patients who need dental implants in Old Saybrook, Waterford, and Madison, CT to schedule an appointment with their team at any three of their office locations. Drs. McAraw, Cantner, Foisie and Oks are proud to be some of the few periodontists in the area who utilizes Cone Beam technology to place implants in a more safe, quick and efficient manner.

About The Doctors

Dr. Jim McAraw, who grew up in the Pittsburgh area, received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh and continued his training in the United States Air Force for 2 more years. He went to Boston University, where he completed his specialty training in periodontics. He founded the practice in 1974 and has, with the other partners in the practice, been chosen as one of Connecticut’s top periodontists 7 years in a row. Dr. Lee Cantner received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972. He became a friend and colleague of Dr. McAraw while in his specialty residency in Boston University. He received his specialty certificate and a Masters in Dental Science from Boston University in 1974. After a two year tour in the Army at Walter Reed Hospital outside of Washington, D.C., Dr. Cantner practiced in Philadelphia, PA. During this time he taught at the University of Pennsylvania and for the Public Health Service. He joined Dr. McAraw in Connecticut in 1976. Dr. Matt Cantner grew up in the Connecticut shoreline and received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania and stayed at the Ivy League school for his 3 year specialty training in periodontics. There, he received the Directors' Award for the top resident at the university and the highest achievement award from the Northeast Society of Periodontists. Craig grew up in Canton, CT and graduated from the Boston University School of Dental Medicine in 2003. He joined Jim, Matt & Lee after a ten-year career in the US Navy, during which he received a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) from the Naval Dental Center Mid-Atlantic in Norfolk, Virginia. Craig then went on to receive a certificate in Periodontics from the prestigious Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, MD and a masters degree (MS) in Oral Biology from George Washington University. He served as president of the Connecticut Society of Periodontists and is a diplomate of both the American Board of Periodontology and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Tatyana Oks is originally from Brooklyn, New York. She attained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. She continued her post-doctoral training in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at Columbia and received a Master of Science degree in Periodontics after successfully defending her thesis. Since completing her studies, she has worked in private practice in Bethesda and Rockville, Maryland, and has also served on Dean’s Faculty at the University of Maryland dental school where she taught clinical periodontics. She recently moved to the Connecticut Shoreline and joined the team at River Valley Periodontics and Dental Implants. To learn more about the dental services available, please contact the doctors’ office at (860) 388-4439 for the Old Saybrook office, (860) 444-0601 for the Waterford office or (203) 245-4429 for the Madison office. You can also visit their website at http://www.rivervalleyperio.com.

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