Garden City Dental Technology
Your dentist in Garden City, Dr. Peter Vastardis, is committed to providing patients with the latest in modern dentistry. In fact, we know you will not find a more technologically-advanced dentist on all of Long Island. Our state-of-the-art office is equipped with VELscope® VX, 3M™ True Definition Scanner, and the PeriRX SaliMark™ OSCC oral cancer salivary diagnostic test.
Early detection of oral cancer greatly increases the chances of successful treatment. Unfortunately, oral cancer is often not caught until it has reached its later stages. With the VELscope® VX, we can get a better, more accurate look at your oral tissues to help us spot troublesome areas sooner.
Traditional methods for detecting oral cancer rely on the reflection of light to visualize the oral cavity -- a method that doesn’t always yield the most accurate results. The VELscope® VX, however, is an enhanced oral assessment system that uses the natural fluorescence of the tissues in your mouth to reveal information. This device doesn’t require any dyes, prolonged testing procedures, or any discomfort at all. The VELscope® VX exam is completed in just a few minutes alongside your regular checkup and cleaning.
3M™ True Definition Scanner
If you have ever had braces or restorative dental care, like a dental crown or bridge, you know what traditional impressions taste like. Patients with sensitive gag reflexes may be especially affected by these traditional impressions. Garden City Dental Associates uses the 3M™ True Definition Scanner, an intraoral camera that allows your dentist to capture a digital impression of your teeth and oral structures.
In addition to being far more comfortable than traditional dental impressions, the 3M™ True Definition Scanner also provides unparalleled accuracy. With 3D-in-motion technology, your dentist can see a true replica of your mouth on the screen, in real time. This accuracy leads to better, more informed treatment planning, and more successful results overall. Real time images also help us involve you in your own treatment process, showing you problem areas on the screen and giving you the opportunity to fully understand what’s going on with your dental health.
PeriRX SaliMark™ OSCC
When a suspicious area in your mouth requires extra testing, the PeriRX SaliMark™ OSCC oral cancer salivary diagnostic test gives us faster, better results regarding the presence of or risk for oral cancer. To administer the test, we first collect samples of your saliva in our office. This information is sent to a testing lab via overnight mail. The lab tests for certain biomarkers in the saliva that indicate the presence of or risk for oral cancer. Once thorough testing is complete, the results are sent back to our office -- all within 72 hours.
Schedule an Appointment
At Garden City Dental Associates, we know dental care greatly improves with the use of tools like the VELscope® VX, 3M™ True Definition Scanner, and the PeriRX SaliMark™ OSCC oral cancer salivary diagnostic test. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment with your technologically-advanced dentist, Dr. Peter Vastardis, today!