High Tech Dentistry
Explore the tools of our trade in Menlo Park
SoproLIFE (Light Induced Fluorescense Evaluator) can diagnose cavites and differentiate with outstanding accuracy healthy tissue from infected tissue allowing Dr. Boucher to only remove the decayed areas
With an intraoral camera, Dr. Boucher can see everything that is going on in your mouth. It's smaller than a dental mirror with a built-in light source and can zoom up to 50 times magnification. The images are displayed on a computer monitor and stored in the patients electronic record.
VELscope Oral Cancer Screening
The VELscope system is a revolutionary hand-held device that uses a safe blue light for the early detection of abnormal tissue. Under examination with the VELscope System, abnormal tissue typically appears as an irregular, dark area that stands out against the otherwise normal, green fluorescence pattern of surrounding healthy tissue.
Pre-malignant changes actually start below the surface, at the basement membrane. These changes may not be apparent to the naked eye until the disease progresses to the surface. The VELscope system is able to detect below-the-surface abnormalities.
The procedure is very quick and completely painless. Dr. Boucher can immediately view if there is any abnormal tissue.
Laser Gum Cleaning and Laser Gum Surgery
We use soft-tissue lasers for in-depth gum cleaning . When used for cleaning, the laser breaks up the tartar and it is flushed out allowing the gums to heal more effectively.