Dr. Darryl Hatchett, DDS

Technology

At Darryl Hatchett, DDS, Family Dentistry, we like to stay current with all the latest technology that modern dentistry has to offer. But technology isn't just about fancy equipment – it's about finding approaches that make your treatment more efficient and effective. Before we consider purchasing any new technology, we ask ourselves how it will benefit your well-being. We're always in the process of updating our equipment, and here some of the technologies we offer that make your treatment easier:

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays are a type of dental imaging that allows us to take pictures of your mouth and send them directly to our secure computer for storage. In just a few moments, we can see the highly detailed images and share them with you on a monitor so you can see exactly what we see.

Additionally, digital x-rays offer several other advantages over traditional film x-rays. The software lets us enlarge the image, which helps Dr. Hatchett see even the tiniest changes, which wouldn't be possible during a visual oral exam. Digital x-rays are also safer for you because they reduce your exposure to radiation by 85–90% compared to traditional film x-rays. State-of-the-art digital images are also better for the environment since we don’t have to worry about safely disposing of potentially hazardous materials used with traditional x-rays. Digital images can also be sent electronically to a specialist for review.