Technology

The state-of-the-art facility of Dr. Lyle B. Borman in Rego Park, NY is equipped with the most advanced technology available. We offer digital x-Rays, periodontal and restorative laser therapy and the latest teeth whitening technique.

Digital X-rays

Traditionally, dentists use x-rays to find out what’s going on below the surface, developing them in a darkroom full of chemicals, and examining the resulting films on a special light board.

Digital radiography entirely outmodes that cumbersome process. Now, a tiny sensor placed in the mouth acts like a miniature VCR camera with an x-ray sensitive chip, exposing you to 50%-90% less radiation exposure than with traditional x-ray techniques. The resulting highly detailed image of your mouth is almost instantaneously translated onto our computer screen, carrying with it all the conveniences of other digitized images. We can rotate it, magnify it, adjust it for contrast, and even color-code it for educational purposes. Because it helps our patients clearly understand the root issues behind their dental health, we’re able to work together to determine the very best treatment options for each case.

Sterilization and Patient Safety

Our office uses state of the art sterilization to ensure patient safety. Sterilization and disinfection are the basic steps in instrument processing and surface asepsis. Sterilization refers to the use of a physical or chemical procedure to destroy all forms of microorganisms, including the highly resistant spores.

We use Rapid Steam Autoclave at 275° F(35psi), for 15-20 minutes
First, the instruments are prepared for the sterilization process. Prior to steam sterilization, all instruments are placed in an ultrasonic cleaner for 15 minutes. Then the instruments are rinsed, dried, placed in self-sealing sterilization pouches and sterilized in the autoclave. Instruments which cannot be heat sterilized, are immersed in 2% glutaraldehyde for 10 hours to cold sterilize.
We use Biological, Chemical and Mechanical indicators to monitor our sterilization process.

Using bacterial spores to monitor the sterilization process is referred to as biologic monitoring (or spore-testing), and the bacterial spores used for monitoring the sterilization process are referred to as biologic indicators (BIs). Of the three methods, biologic monitoring is regarded as the most valid for monitoring the sterilization process, for it uses live, highly resistant bacterial spores. We biologically monitor our sterilizer once a week to ensure complete sterilization using spore strips and keep accurate records for our monitoring. These strips are enclosed in a glassine envelope and processed through the sterilizer. They are then sent to our spore testing center where they are tested for live spores.

Chemical monitoring involves using chemical indicators (CIs) that change color or form when exposed to specific high temperatures or to the sterilizing conditions within a sterilizer. This is referred to as chemical monitoring (or process monitoring). We use sterilization pouches that have special marking that change color when subjected to sterilizing temperatures.

Mechanical monitoring involves observing and recording the physical aspects (e.g., temperature, pressure, or time) of the cycle when the sterilizer is being operated. Our Sterilizer is serviced regularly to ensure proper functioning.

Hard and Soft Tissue Laser

Waterlase System
The Waterlase® system is a revolutionary new dental device that uses laser-energized water to cut teeth. BIOLASE received FDA clearance to market the Waterlase® system for use on hard tissue (teeth) on October 9, 1998.This combination of laser energy and water-spray creates “HYDROKINETIC™” energy, and is a patented technology invented by BIOLASE scientists
and engineers.

How does Waterlase® work? 

  • The Waterlase® system uses laser-energized water to cut teeth
  • The Waterlase® emits a laser beam that energizes a highly precise spray of air and water
  • Water droplets absorb the laser energy and become laser-energized water particles that, when directed at the tooth, rapidly remove enamel, dentin and decay/caries

Advantages of Waterlase®

  • Waterlase does not cause vibration in the mouth, hence eases the pain and anxiety of patients who fear the vibration and high-pitched whine of traditional drills. It allows for precise cavity preps with no pain, needles or drills (in most cases). It removes minimal amounts of tooth, helping the patient to preserve as much tooth structure as possible
  • Waterlase® uses a cool-water spray to cut teeth without generating heat. Conventional drills and lasers can overheat teeth during procedures, inducing discomfort and irreversibly damaging the soft tissue or pulp underneath
  • Laser beam has a natural sterilization effect — it evaporates bacteria, viruses and fungi, which leads to a decrease in local infections. Waterlase® has now been used in root canal treatments to disinfected instrumented canal system to improve the treatment outcome

The Waterlase® significantly improves patients’ comfort in the dentist’s chair. Patient’s report little or no discomfort during the procedure. WaterLaser decreases post-operative pain by sealing nerve endings.WaterLaser can be used for cauterization of small blood vessels and lymphatics, therefore decreases post-operative swellings.

 

Contact Information

Lyle B. Borman DDS
92-29 Queens Blvd., Suite 1K
Rego Park, New York 11374

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718-459-1716

Fax: 718-275-9841
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