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.
"Very pleasant visit. Everyone in the office are nice. I would recommend Dr. Heher if you are looking for a new dentist."- P.B. / Google / Nov 07, 2019
"Very patient and knowledgeable dentist. Staff was super friendly as usual. The best dental office I've been to."- L.B. / Google / May 28, 2020
"AWESOME DENTIST! I drove to his office in Salisbury from Accomack co., Va...because there are barely any good dentists left on the shore. I was surprised and amazed that they put me in a 2 hr slot to start.. to become a new patient...including consult in his office first, the full set exrays,including a “pan”- full head x-ray, then he performed the Exam, checked every tooth’ pockets for recession with a tool, then I got my cleaning by the hygienist, and the lastly I had a filling replaced,(which looks like a virgin tooth-beautiful job! Oh and part of his “exam” includes hands-on manipulation to test you jaw joints and last but not least got a oral cancer scan with a blu-light! To say I was impressed is an understatement! Highly recommend this dentist, I think he has been in business for over 40 yrs...and it shows! Oh, and one other strange but effective procedure he did,and never had this done before, but wow to get several shots of Novacaine and did NOT feel it.. he used a vibrator on my cheek as he injected the medication. Crazy but it worked! 💜Will be back for sure!!!!( not cheap, but you only have one mouth and one set of teeth!)"- C.M. / Google / Feb 14, 2020
"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
"From start to finish my visit was comfortable, relaxed and informing. The team were professionals in customer service. Everyone made sure I knew what was happening and everything was explained clearly. Can't fault anything, great dentist."- T. / Google / Nov 13, 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.