Technology

Technology in the dental field is ever-changing and Dr. Drue Pickens enjoys learning how to integrate state-of-the-art equipment into his practice. Utilizing the latest advancements in dentistry allows Dr. Drue Pickens to treat patients with less pain and in fewer visits which equals less time in the dental chair and a more comfortable experience from start to finish.

Dr. Drue Pickens and his team spend many hours each year training and taking advanced courses to ensure they deliver the best care, safely. Employing the latest technology means consistent results, so you’ll know what to expect at each visit. You'll find that modern dental care with Pickens Family Dentistry leaves you smiling.

At Pickens Family Dentistry in Vancouver, WA, you'll discover dental care at its highest level; technology, advanced training, and compassionate service blended perfectly together.


Intra-oral camera

A picture explains what words never can, especially when it comes to your teeth. An intra-oral camera can take pictures with such detail, it can show cracks and stress marks in a tooth that can’t be seen with the naked eye.

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Cone Beam/3D X-Ray

The complex structures of your jaw area can be difficult to decipher on an x-ray. But advanced 3D imaging brings the unprecedented ability to see your mouth and jaw with as much detail as a CT scan, but right in our office.

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Digital X-ray

Digital films with exquisite detail and dramatically reduced radiation exposure offer the ultimate in safety and diagnostic capability.

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iTero Scanner

The iTero Digital Scanner eliminates messy impressions of your teeth, replacing them with simple digital images captured by a handheld wand. The images quickly appear on a computer monitor as 3-D models of your teeth. After a detailed review, the virtual models are sent via a secure connection to a lab for completion of your case.

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Soft Tissue Laser

When the soft tissue lining your mouth needs small corrections, lasers provide a gentle solution. Quiet but powerful light energy helps us treat a number of dental conditions, safely and simply.

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CAD-CAM

Digital technology continues to revolutionize dentistry, and we're pleased to offer the benefits to you. Advanced software transforms simple, digital scans of your teeth into stunning porcelain crowns and bridges in one visit. CAD/CAM technology delivers a remarkable number of solutions for your oral health.

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