The “Wand” Dental Anesthetic Unit

The best thing since sliced bread, this is a painless method to administer dental anesthesia without using syringes!

We know that some patients het more nervous than others at the mere sight of a needle and syringe. That's why we now use the CompuDent system, which features the Wand, a small handpiece that looks like a pen. This system allows for a painlessdelivery of anesthetic in a very comfotable, non-threathening manner.
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3M True Definition Scanner

After using the 3M digital scanner for 5 years I have decided to put this expensive device in the closet. The technology for doing digital impressions for crowns and bridges is very exciting and the future is very bright but the future is not now. I received the first device in the southeast United States and have gotten very good results with it, however the results are not predictable causing this dental staff , our dental lab and our patients significant inconvenience.
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The Periometer

We received the first beta prototype to be used in private practice in January 2013 and have been recording Quantitative Percusion Diagnostic readings on all of our patients during comprehensive exams since then. This device provides incredibly accurate statistically significant data that allows Dr. Hughes to learn and record two very important pieces of information about teeth and implants in each patients mouth.
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The Digital Microscope

For more than 25 years the World’s Top Dentists have been using the Dental Microscope to provide the most ideal dental treatment for their patients. Dr. Hughes has been using the Microscope for more than 8 years here in Sarasota County and in recognition of his Dental accomplishments has been named a Top Dentist by the other Dentists in our community for the past 3 years. Read More

Digital X-rays

This technology is not new technology but it is very important in that 50% of the dental offices in this country still use traditional outdated film and chemical development to create Dental X-Rays. Digital X-Rays are captured through a sensor on to a computer and stored in the patient's permanent file. There is no chemical processing as with film X-Rays. These X-Rays can then be shown on a TV Monitior and blown up to full screen allowing the Dentist and the patient to view them together to discuss what the image has to offer.

Your Child’s Teeth

Pit and Groove Bonded Composite Filling Using Micro Air Abrasion and a Microscope

Problem with Sealants

Cracked Front Tooth

Conservative diagnosis and treatment of a cracked front tooth.