Patients seldom have a clear idea of the actual status of their dental health. Even with bodily contortions, flashlights, and mirrors, a patient cannot fully see what the dentist can – that is, until now. With microdentistry, also known as magnified dentistry, Dr. Joseph Heher is able to provide minimally-invasive dental treatments that obtain enhanced results using advanced visual technology. The use of a binocular surgical operating microscope is a drastic upgrade in dental excellence–even more so than magnifying loupes that many dentists use. One can only treat and restore what one can see, and when a tooth is 10 – 16 times larger than the naked eye can see, the end result is more predictable and accurate. Restorations can be made smaller, conserving tooth structure with a thoroughness and attention to detail that is unparalleled in dentistry. Microdentistry can also be utilized in cosmetic dentistry treatments to allow for more pleasing aesthetic results. To learn more about the treatments we provide using microdentistry, contact our office in Salisbury, MD to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Heher.
"My husband started off as a patient and had nothing but great things to say about all of the staff and how comfortable the whole process was. When I had a problem I called and was seen quickly. I have tried a few dentists over the years and I will say this place is where I have felt most at ease. I cant say enough about the staff, they are all friendly, and compassionate. I was also impressed that Dr. Heher calls to check on how you are doing the next day. I have never had a dentist do that. We are glad we found this dentist and will always use them."- L.S. / Google / Mar 21, 2019
"Dr. Heher went in-depth with me at my first exam. Him and all staff made my day as they were kind and professional. Being to three different dentist in the area, I truly feel Dr. Heher was thorough, easy to talk to and ask questions and gentle. His staff and himself definitely make you their priority."- A.B. / Google / Jan 04, 2019
"Called on a Saturday morning explaining that I was experiencing tooth and jaw pain. I had never been to this practice before. They told me to come in and I did. Can’t say enough... I left feeling much better. My husband and I have found our new dentist!! Thanks to Dr. Heher and Staff for caring !!"- D.M. / Google / Feb 11, 2019
"Located the problem quickly. Explained in great detail my options and thoroughly answered my questions. I have been a patient of Dr. Heher's for 17 years. Always satisfied!"- M.C. / Google / Jan 12, 2019
"I’ve only had 2 visits to the practice but they wow’d me both times. I had the best dental exam I’ve ever had by Dr. Heher on my first visit and today I had my cleaning and it was also very thorough. I highly recommend this practice."- A.M. / Google / Oct 24, 2018
Besides direct visualization of your tooth that has been greatly magnified, the image can be transmitted through a fiber optic cable to a computer monitor imaging screen where patients and staff can see what Dr. Heher sees. This also allows for better communication between Dr. Heher and patients as images can be captured via a camera that you can comfortably view from the dental chair later on. You will be able to see your mouth on the screen and become an informed partner in your dental care as Dr. Heher explains your treatment process. With microdentistry, photographs can make documentation available to insurance carriers to emphasize any conditions found.
What to Expect
Patients viewing their dental condition enlarged on a computer screen often are amazed. The digital camera may reveal the early stages of potentially serious problems, allowing Dr. Heher the opportunity to prevent additional problems before they escalate. This is especially helpful with gum disease and conditions that cause damage without causing immediate pain or symptoms. The camera’s objective survey can also demonstrate the effectiveness of regular home hygiene routine. Our dental hygienists or Dr. Heher can recommend ways to improve your at-home care based on their findings.
Advanced Treatment Options
With microdentistry, using a surgical binocular operating microscope for diagnostic and restorative purposes at our Salisbury, MD practice, Dr. Heher is one of only a handful of general dentists in the entire mid-Atlantic region using this technology to improve the care he delivers to patients. It allows his team of dental professionals to offer more effective and accurate treatments in addition to helping inform your overall oral health and ways that you can improve it. Contact our staff today to learn more and to schedule a consultation and benefit from our experienced dentist Dr. Heher.