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Our office uses modern, state-of-the-art technology to enhance patient comfort and to help you get the smile you deserve!

We've Gone Digital - Digital X-rays

If you have recently been to our office you may have noticed some changes with our dental x-rays. Digital radiology has many positive advantages for you our patients. In today's world there are many advances in technology that make our lives easier and more convenient. The dental field is no different, and has seen great leaps in technological advances. One of these technologies is dental digital radiography.

Benefits of Dental Digital Radiography Dental digital radiography holds more benefits today than using a traditional X-ray based imaging system.

Digital x-rays reduces radiation exposure to the patient and dental staff

Digital dental radiography can produce a high quality dental image with 60%-80% less exposure than traditional film dental x-rays. While the traditional x-rays film we had always used had a very low exposure level ... this takes radiation exposure to a new very low level.

Digital x-rays can be seen immediately with higher clarity

Within in seconds of a film being taken the image can be seen. With clear, large images, we can see details that may be missed with smaller, traditional film X-rays. No more processing, developing, and no more film. A sensor is used in place of x-ray film. This saves time and is much more efficient. Dr. Derrick can view you films from any computer in the office.

Digital x-rays are friendly to the environment

Traditional dental x-rays use chemicals to develop and fix the image on to the film. These chemicals are not friendly to the environment. In addition, traditional film x-rays use silver halide to develop the image and a silver mixture in not released into the environment. Everyone benefits from this new technology.

Your dental x-ray needs

All of your dental x-ray needs can be taken care of at our office, each operatory has the capability of taking digital x-rays. We also have a Digital Panoramic Dental X-ray unit. Panoramic dental x-rays show us upper and lower teeth and all surrounding tissues we look for any abnormalities such as cysts, tumors, impacted or missing teeth.

Dental x-rays are not taken on every check-up visit. The dentist regularly reviews each patient's unique situation and requests the x-rays only when necessary based on medical and dental history, regular screenings, age considerations, and risk for disease. A full mouth series or panorex is recommended for new patients and is generally good for three to five years. Bite-wing x-rays (x-rays of top and bottom teeth biting together) are generally recommended every 12 to 18 months.

Vizilite Plus


Vizilite Plus helps your dentist identify oral lesions at their earliest stage of development. Quite simply, early detection can save lives. When oral cancer is found early, treatment is 90% successful. That's why Dr. Murphy's office performs an annual Vizilite Plus exam, in combination with a conventional visual examination. It takes only 5 minutes and is painless. For more information on oral cancer Vizilite click on the Vizilite banner or give our staff a call.

In-house lab

CEREC® is a computer-aided design and ceramic restoration system that allows us to create permanent restorations in our office. That means we can design, fabricate, and place an incredibly esthetic ceramic restoration in a single visit!

CEREC® is a registered trademark of Sirona Dental Systems.

Cerinate Veneers
Now you can get the smile you've always wanted - that nature may not have blessed you with. Today, thousands of people who want to look and feel better about themselves are choosing to correct their smiles with Cerinate® Lumineers™. Click here to learn more.

The Latest Trend in Orthodontics is Invisalign!

Adult "invisible braces" are a new technique for adults to obtain the results of braces without wearing braces! Click here to learn more.



Intraoral Camera

Our intraoral camera uses a tiny fiber-optic wand to easily take vivid photographs of the inside of your mouth. This allows us to let you see what we see.
Intra Oral image

Multimedia Education

Multi-media education

Our treatment rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art patient-education DVD systems. If you are uncertain about a particular procedure, we will be happy to play the DVD video segment for you.

Ultrasonic Cleaning

The cavitron is an ultrasonic scaler. Power scalers do a more thorough job in less time. This results in significantly decreased scaling time and healthier, cleaner teeth and gums. Hand scalers require repetitive scraping movements and are restricted to adaptation of only one or two sides of the instrument. In comparison, all four sides of a power scaler can be adapted, because the device moves in an elliptical motion. This comes in handy when removing stain and deposits from behind and between the teeth. Ultrasonic scalers are more effective in removing stain as well. The ultrasonic vibration helps control oral bacteria by breaking down the cell wall of the bacteria. The water used to cool the cavitron then helps to rinse away bacteria, stain and debris.

Prophy Jet

An advanced air polishing cleaning technology which uses air/water/sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) to gently remove stains and dental plaque while at the same time polishing the teeth.

Prophy Jet


The DIAGNOdent is a new high tech laser system that aids in early diagnosis of cavities in the complex anatomy of the chewing surfaces of teeth. It utilizes laser light of a defined wavelength to help detect and quantify demineralized tooth substances without x-ray exposure.


New technology in veneer fabrication allows us to perform dazzling transformations with minimal surface preparation.

White fillings

White Filling
Although white fillings have been around for a long time, the new materials can now be used in a wider range of applications allowing you to keep your smile as white as it can be!

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