At Petaluma Kids Dental Care, we pride ourselves on our office, which is not only a fun and creative environment, it is also designed and equipped to provide our patients with the safest, most hygienic and the most technologically up-to-date services possible.
SciCan Sterilization System
We know how important it is to have clean sterilized instruments, therefore we use the latest technology in sterilization systems. At Petaluma Kids Dental Care we use a fractionated vacuum chamber autoclave. This is at the forefront of innovation and technology for sterilization. Our sterilization system allows for the most complete penetration and sterilization of all of our instruments.
Digital XRays have the advantage of providing images with a minimum of radiation exposure. A special sensor captures the Xray image and are then converted into a digital image that can be viewed, manipulated, magnified, and stored electronically. Digital xrays reduce waste by eliminating film and processing chemicals.
Our digital panograph machine provides a comprehensive diagnostic image in a single pass. The sensitivity of our modern XRay equipment uses a minimum of radiation and yields important diagnostic information to check for pathology, infection, tooth abnormalities and malpositions.
Paperless Dental Records
We’ve implemented a sophisticated electronic dental records system that allows our doctors to review dental charts and XRays through a monitor located at each dental chair minimizing paper waste.
Dry Vacuum System
Our dry vacuum system reduces water consumption and minimizes waste.
Distilled Water System
Distilled water is used at each dental unit and to run our sterilization autoclaves.
Closed Water System
Chairside water is supplied using refillable bottles rather than plumbed from the existing city water system. This allows us to continually ensure the quality of the water supply and to completely drain each system independently to facilitate regular cleaning.
While we don’t routinely place amalgam fillings, we occasionally have a need to remove them. An amalgam separator will ensure that amalgams, which contain trace amounts of mercury, will not find their way into the environment.
To minimize water consumption and still ensure bactericidal cleaning, we’ve installed medical grade hand sanitizers for regular use by doctors and staff.
Vacuum Line Cleaner
Each dental delivery system is equipped with an automated vacuum line cleaner to ensure that vacuum lines are thoroughly purged and cleaned.