Dentistry is an ever-evolving field incorporating art, science and technology. As clinicians, we are not only involved in diagnosis, but also the prevention and management of diseases and the design and manufacturing of repairs, prostheses and appliances. At Smile Hawthorn, we are committed to investing in the best technology available to achieve optimum patient outcomes.
To help reduce our carbon footprint, tablet devices are available to record your personal details and medical history. This data is transferred and stored securely in our Patient Management Software on our practice server computer and is only accessible via our practice software.
We still have hard copy forms that are scanned into your record before confidential shredding and recycling if you feel more comfortable with pen and paper.
Our A-dec 400 dental chair utilises memory foam padding that offers optimum patient comfort and support.
It has a double-articulating gliding headrest that is easily adjustable for optimum head and neck support.
The 2-position armrests combines comfortable arm/elbow support with a robust load-bearing design for easy patient entry and exit.
Equipped with an LED overhead light, this setup enables clinicians to see colours accurately for better tissue diagnosis with unparalleled ergonomics and performance.
The A-dec chair-mounted patient monitor is connected to both our intra-oral camera and computer system, allowing patients to view photographic and radiographic images and treatment plans discussed during treatment.
This intra-oral camera enables clinicians to perform complete and efficient oral examinations. Using various imaging modes and unique fluorescence technology, SOPRO-CARE illuminates dental tissues to reveal gingival inflammation, dental decay and old and new dental plaque.
CAD-CAM or Computer Aided Design-Computer Aided Manufacture has been utilised in industry for a long time. Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEramic REConstruction) is a method of CAD-CAM technology.
With this technology, we at Smile Hawthorn are able to start and finish complex ceramic restorations (Inlays/Onlays/Crowns) in a single visit. No need to wait with a temporary filling, or have impression trays and have to return after a week!
Digital X-rays expose patients to far less radiation than conventional film X-rays, and our X-Mind Unity setup can reduce patient exposure to radiation by up to 52%.
The Digora Optime scans the xray sensor within a few seconds and displays it on our monitors. These digital images can easily be edited, and enhanced with computer software allowing for a diagnosis to be reached. The earlier the diagnosis, the better the chance of effective treatment.
The Melag Vakuclav 44B is the state-of-the-art autoclave manufactured in Germany. It is one of the fastest autoclaves in its class and is equipped with the largest chamber available.
It stores all the sterilisation reports digitally and has a sleep function reducing paper and energy usage.
The Cattani Hydrocyclone is a simple and effective concept which uses the fluid pressure created by the suction system to trap waste amalgam that is pulled through the suction tube in the surgery.
This ensures clean water is released into the drains, while collected amalgam particles are separated and sent for re-processing
The Cattani Hydrocyclone complies with the ISO 11 143 standard ensuring that more than 95% of amalgam in the water is trapped in the unit reducing dental amalgam waste from entering our water systems.