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.
"The staff is super friendly and so is Dr. Heher. My family has been using him for years and I can't imagine going anywhere else"- B.M. / Facebook / Oct 01, 2019
"Like a lot of people, I dread going to the dentist. I was scheduled as a first time patient very quickly. Dr. Heher sat with me before and after my exam and comprehensively went over my care plan. He listened to my previous dental horror stories and was very reassuring and kind. I feel at ease going back."- M.B. / Google / Sep 27, 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
"I really liked how friendly the staff was. It was my first time going here and I was really impressed with how Dr. Heher sat down and explained everything to me. Great dentist! 😁"- A.K. / Google / Aug 30, 2019
"Hygienist Barb always fantastic, putting patient at ease with her humor & professionalism. Dr. Heher offers many words of support, encouragement.He was first to identify, diagnose a problem I was having.Office Ladies pleasant & helpful."- J.D. / Google / Aug 23, 2019
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.