Our Equipment

1. DEVICE FOR DIGITAL PATIENT REGISTRATION & FEEDBACK AND PATIENT APPOINTMENT REMINDER SMS

At Dental Folks reception, patient registration is done using the Practo Ray Tab. Patients can now digitally register themselves by filling out an e form on the tab. On completion of the treatment, the tab also offers the provision for entering the feedback regarding the clinic and the treatment offered. More power to you‼

PRACTO RAY TAB

 

2. DENTAL CHAIRS

Our dental practice has two dental chairs (MAKE: Chesa, MODEL :Prithvi).

CHAIR FEATURES

Convenient seating with broad backrest

Electronically operated

Additional assistant arm

3.DEVICES FOR IMAGING TEETH

A. PORT X- PORTABLE X RAY UNIT

Port X is a hand held dental X ray device that is approved by the AERB (Atomic Energy Regulatory Board). It is compact, lightweight device, which emits x rays to capture images of teeth, jawbone and other hard tissue structures. Compared to conventional X ray unit, Port X emits minimal radiation thus assuring patient safety.

 

B. VA TECH EZDENT I - DIGITAL INTRAORAL X RAY SENSOR

Digital intra oral sensor is a device that enables X rays to be taken digitally thereby reducing the amount of radiation received by the patient. It has a small sensor which can be conveniently placed into the patient’s mouth and the X ray image can processed immediately on the computer monitor. This system is also called as RVG (Radiovisuography)

Advantages

1. 70-80% less radiation exposure compared to conventional X rays

2. X ray image takes only a few seconds to develop using RVG

3. Multiple images of the teeth, jawbone and associated structures can be taken easily.

4. The X ray image is available in a digital format which can be enhanced and edited for further clarity

5. Convenient storage record and file retrieval during the patients next visit.

6. Ease in communication by email.

4.DEVICES FOR STERILIZATION

A. STERILIZATION POUCH SEALER

At Dental Folks, we follow a four-step sterilization protocol, instruments are washed under running water, scrubbed, soaked in an antibacterial solution and then dried before sealing them into sterilization pouches. The pouches are then sealed using a heat sealing machine and then steam sterilized at 121 degree C for one hour using an Class B Autoclave (Steam Sterilizer). The pouches are then stored in a UV chamber to maintain their sterility.

 

B. WATER PURIFICATION FOR USE IN EQUIPMENT WATER DISTILLER

Water distiller is a device, which is used to generate pure distilled water for use in the various equipments in dentistry. Distilled water is produced in our clinic using a countertop water distiller and is primarily filled into our autoclave (steam based instrument sterilizer) and dental chair units. The benefits of using distilled water include preventing buildup of bacteria in the dental water lines. This not only increases the longevity of our devices but also ensures patient safety.

C. CLASS B AUTOCLAVE (STEAM PRESSURE STERILIZER)

In todays age, there has been a growing incidence of threats by various microbial diseases hence In- clinic sterilization is crucial. At Dental Folks, you can be sure that each instrument used undergoes a vigorous sterilization protocol. Not only instruments, even materials like cotton, gauze, drills and plastic items are thoroughly sterilized.


The following “4 tier” sterilization protocol is followed in our clinic that not only ensures patient safety but also increases the success rate of the dental treatment.

1. Cleaned under running water

2. Soaking in Antibacterial solution

3. Drying, sealing and pouching

4. Steam Sterilization in an Autoclave


The Autoclave is a device, which is used to sterilize instruments and materials. There are various classes amongst Autoclaves like Class N and Class B and Class S

Class N autoclaves are the non-vacuum types that can be used to sterilize only wrapped items, and often tend to miss out on sterilizing the air pockets of porous hollow instruments.

We at Dental Folks have a Class B autoclave that is of vacuum type and can sterilize all forms of equipments placed be it wrapped or unwrapped. The device functions on the principle of sterilization under heat (121 degree Celsius) and a set amount of pressure.

 
D. UV CHAMBER

Once instruments are pouched and autoclaved, they are placed inside a UV chamber maintaining their sterility.

 

5. DEVICE FOR TOOTH COLOURED FILLING BLUEPHASE N M - LED LIGHT CURING UNIT

Tooth coloured fillings are the current norm in modern dental practice. The filling involves a very minimalistic preparation of the tooth, placement of the soft pliable filling material into the cavity and setting the soft mass into a hard material using blue light. This procedure of “curing”/ hardening the filling material is done by the use of a LED Light curing device. At Dental Folks, we employ the best in class “Blue phase NM light cure unit”. It has proven efficacy, safety and has been voted as the Best light-curing unit a number of times.

 

6. DEVICE FOR ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

A. APEX LOCATORS

Dentistry has evolved greatly in the past years. Previously dentists used to rely exclusively on X rays during root canal treatment to measure the length of the tooth. But current trends are towards the use of “Apex Locators” which are electronic instruments to measure the root canal length, enabling us to subject the patient to as low X ray radiation as possible. This makes the entire root canal procedure faster, safer and precise. At Dental Folks, we use the Dentaport ZX Apex Locator (J Morita) that is the best and most accurate device available in the market today. We also use The Apex ID Apex locator (Sybron Endo).

 

B. ENDOMOTOR – DENTSPLY X SMART

Root canal treatment can be accomplished using two techniques- Manual and Rotary.
The manual technique is time consuming, and tedious while the rotary technique gives a consistently better tooth preparation in a shorter span of time. The device used for rotary root canal treatment is called an “Endomotor” which can accept a series of small drills, which are mechanically operated into the root canal. The rotary method is used universally by majority of root canal specialists (Endodontists).

Benefits of Rotary Root Canal Treatment

1. Root canal Treatment can be completed faster

2. Fewer number of drills (instruments) are used

3. Complex shapes of tooth root canals can be cleaned and shaped efficiently compared to the manual system.

7. DEVICES FOR TOOTH CLEANING

DENTAL SCALERS- SATELLEC SCALER & WOODPECKER SCALER

Oral Health begins with gum health. Healthy gums are a great foundation to healthy teeth. Scaling or tooth cleaning is a procedure which is used to remove dirt, debris, deposits and stains from teeth during tooth cleaning). The scaling device uses ultrasonic energy to vibrate the dirt particles without damaging the tooth structure. Scaling is recommended once in 6 months and helps to keep your pearly whites clean and strong‼

SATELLEC P5 NEUTRON SCALER

 

WOODPECKER UDS- P SCALER

8. EQUIPMENT FOR CAVITY REMOVAL

PANA MAX PLUS HANDPIECE

A handpiece is nothing short of a cavity buster. More commonly called a dental drill, this device is used to selectively clean cavities prior to placement of a filling. The Pana Max Plus dental handpiece (drill) has the following features

1.High-speed turbine

2. Mini angled head for greater reach on the back teeth

3.Quattro water spray function- effectively cooling the operating area.

4.Clean Head System

5. NSK “ISB” Integrated Shaft Bearings