Waterloo Dental Associates keeps up with the most current dental technology to do the most effective and efficient work for our patients.

Digital Radiographs

Digital radiography is a form of X-ray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. Advantages include time efficiency and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images. Also, less radiation can be used to produce an image of similar contrast to conventional radiography. Dr. Aldrich uses digital radiography to diagnose dental decay, dental abscesses and cysts, dental development, bone loss and periodontal disease as well as bone masses such as oral cancer.

Dry Shield

Dry Shield is a device that acts as a high-suction evacuator, bite block, tongue shield and oral pathway protector all in one. It allows Dr. Aldrich to work more efficiently which in turn gives patients less time in the dental chair. Dry shield also keeps the work environment more clean and dry which assists in productivity as well.