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Dental Technology in Phoenix and Chandler, AZ


What is Dental Technology?

Rapid advances in technology bring dental practices better patient care. Technology enables dentists to provide faster, more effective, and more comfortable treatment.

Benefits of Technology in Dentistry

Makes treatment faster and more efficient

Detects problems like cavities at earlier stages to make them easier to treat

Eliminates the need for messy dental impressions in most cases

Enhances patient communication by allowing image sharing

Forms of Technology We Provide

DiagnoDent Laser

This high-tech fluorescent laser can detect cavities in their earliest stages. The device works by tracking internal and external changes in the tooth structure. It is 90% effective in finding early cavities. DiagnoDent allows the dentist to catch cavities early on when they require only a small filling, and before they can cause major damage to your tooth's structure. Learn more about laser dentistry

Laser Gum Contouring

This procedure is useful for both cosmetic and medical reasons. Contouring can correct a "gummy" smile, where the gums grow down too far over the top teeth. It can also treat periodontal disease by helping to reshape healthy gums.

We use a fiber optic diode laser to remove excess tissue gently. The laser eliminates bacteria and significantly reduces bleeding and discomfort after the procedure.

Digital Dentistry

Our iTero intraoral scanner is a small laser device that moves freely around the patient's mouth, taking highly detailed scans of your teeth and gums. The dentist can assemble these scans into a 3-D model for designing Invisalign trays or other dental appliances. The device can also replace traditional dental impressions, eliminating the mess and creating a more accurate result. Learn more about digital dentistry

Why Choose Rush Family Dental?

At Rush Family Dental, we combine high-tech equipment with personal, compassionate care. Dr. Kyle and Dr. Cory use this equipment with skill and precision to produce great results. You can trust that we will offer advanced solutions to your dental issues without letting go of our high standards for patient comfort.

Digital X-Ray

Digital x-rays reduce the amount of radiation needed as compared to film x-rays. The improved diagnostic capability of digital x-rays and the ability to view the x-rays on a computer screen allow the patient to better understand and follow treatment. Digital x-rays are instant, there is no longer a need to develop the film. Digital x-rays save time and increase patient care. It’s also a very green technology. By eliminating film, developer and chemical waste it is better for you and the environment!

Microscopes & Imaging

The use of specialized operating microscopes means that the doctor is able to get a detailed look at the work they are doing during all phases of your endodontic treatment. The additional magnification and illumination allow them to work with great precision and see small details such as calcified canals and fractures. The Endodontist is able to more accurately diagnose and treat the patient using a dental surgical microscope to improve the potential outcome of the treatment from “good” to “excellent”. Further, some microscopes may be equipped with high resolution video and digital photography allowing the doctor to enhance patient communication and document treatment.

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

Using Electronic Medical Records our practice is able to quickly and accurately access patient information in order to provide the utmost in patient care. This helps to ensure patient confidentiality as well as reduce the need for paper. Using a digital format allows for quick access to your information when needed for insurance records yet provides a secure filing system.

Digital Intraoral Cameras

An intraoral camera combines the latest video technologies with dental care. Both the patient and dentist can see detailed images of the teeth and mouth in real time. With an intraoral camera, you are able to better understand what is happening in your mouth and review the status of your oral health.

Electronic Apex Locator

This device is used to obtain the proper length of the root canal, from which the doctor can determine the position of the file relative to the apex of the root. This can help ensure that the canal is completely free of debris, reducing potential future complications.

Digital Caries Detection

With this latest technology from Diagnodent, a UV light detects cavities that are not yet visible to the naked eye. This technology enables dentists to practice minimally invasive dentistry by providing a better possibility of diagnosing this disease at an early stage.

Digital Flat Screen Monitors

These monitors are found next to every patient chair. Patients can watch a movie or TV show. Patients can also view their dental radiographs when speaking to the doctor about the findings for a better understanding of their oral health.


Our office offers free Wi-Fi for our patients use while visiting our office.

Frequently Asked Questions About Technology in Dentistry

Why is the DiagnoDent laser so important in diagnosing cavities?
As cavities progress, they become deeper and more extensive. They may need large fillings or crowns to treat. Early cavities like those visible to the DiagnoDent laser are much easier to take care of in a simple dental visit.
How does the iTero scanner work?
The iTero scanner is a hand-held laser wand that creates a perfect 3-D scan of your teeth and soft tissue in just a few minutes. A computer assembles the scan data into a digital model, which you can review with your dentist. The dentist can use the resulting 3-D model to design Invisalign trays and other restorations.
Are digital impressions better than conventional impressions?
Digital impressions are much more accurate than impressions using a physical medium. They do not bubble or deform like traditional impressions. They do not need to be shipped through the mail, shortening the time before you receive your aligners.
Why is laser dentistry safer than conventional treatment?
Laser treatment kills bacteria and effectively sterilizes while it contours tissue. This feature means laser procedures are far less likely to cause infections and other complications.
Can dental technology make me more comfortable in the office?
Our use of dental technology focuses on helping our patients by making their procedures faster, more accurate, and more comfortable. Dental technology makes treatment more efficient and shortens the time you need to spend in the chair.

Call Rush Family Dental

Our dental technology helps us improve your treatment, saving you valuable time and money. If you would like to learn more about our technology or schedule an appointment, please contact us at our Chandler or Phoenix office today.

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Rush Family Dental-Ahwatukee

4350 E. Ray Road, Building 3, Suite 112
Phoenix, AZ 85044

Rush Family Dental-Chandler

4909 S. Alma School Rd
Chandler, AZ 85248