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.
The patient monitor allows patients to become more engaged in their treatment by allowing them to view photographic and radiographic images and assists in treatment plan discussion.
This intra-oral camera enables clinicians to perform complete and efficient oral examinations. Using various imaging modes we can show you exactly what we see so we can have open discussions about any treatment that may be required.
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.
We use the latest in Digital Impression technology. Where possible, we use aa special scanner to create a 3D virtual model of your teeth that can be used for a variety of dental or orthodontic appliances, ranging from crowns, veneers, denture to expanders, Invisalign, clear retainers and lingual hidden braces.
Digital Smile Design allows us to take a photo of your face and teeth and show you what changes are possible to improve the shape, colour and overall aesthetics of your teeth.
We can alter the shape and colour of your teeth with a few clicks of a mouse and because it is all virtual, you can visualise the outcome straight away.
Have you ever wondered what your teeth would look like if after braces?
With our treatment simulator, we can show you how we can plan your tooth movement and what the final outcome can look like, without a single bracket touching your tooth
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.
Read about Dentists for Cleaner Water and the Minimata Guides.
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.