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.
"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
"You won't find a better dentist in the industry. He lives for it and it shows. He also hires a very competent staff which makes all visits great."- L.R. / Google / Oct 13, 2018
"After having a very bad experience in the Navy, I am terrified of dentists. Dr. Heher has a very calming manner and helps alleviate my fears."- J.G. / Google / Oct 12, 2018
"I absolutely love this place and people.Have a fear of dentists.. that being said the best experience ever.everyone is Sooo friendly and compassionate!! Got me in the office with a desperate need of tooth repair(the same day it happened) ... I can not thank everyone enough!! The experience was Awesome!! Thank you again Dr Heher and staff!! You guys ARE AWESOME!!??"- D.R. / Google / Sep 28, 2018
"Dr. Heher and his staff are amazing. Dr. Heher is knowledgeable and great with my two boys as well as my husband and I. His staff is friendly and always happy to see us. I love knowing my family's dental health is in such good hands. Thanks so much!"- A.B. / Google / Sep 14, 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.