The Pros of Using a Nomad
Many dentists are hesitant to invest in the newest technology and procedures. They would rather stick to older techniques and machines because they have grown accustomed to them. This is unfortunate, as there are many new innovations that can make treatments easier for the dentist and safer for the patient.
Dr. Hauser enjoys introducing the latest procedures and technology to his practice. However, he makes certain he has implemented thorough research first. This is because he wants to provide each patient with a safe, comfortable and efficient treatment plan to ensure their oral well-being.
Why Use A Nomad X-Ray Unit?
By its name alone, it is obvious that the Nomad is a portable unit, a wanderer. This was designed to address the dental imaging needs required in remote areas, like during charity dental work in less-fortunate countries. However, many dentists caught on and realized this hand-held imaging device was just as (if not more) accurate than their wall-mounted ones.
Dr. Hauser prefers Nomad x-ray units over the wall-mounted ones for many reasons. To start, it allows his staff to share the unit, as it is portable. While there are other mobile x-ray units available, no other brand is quite like this one. Nomad x-ray units are battery powered and rechargeable. It is lightweight, too, making it easier for Dr. Hauser and his staff to operate.
Most patients prefer this unit to wall-mounted ones. Its small size makes it look less threatening in comparison to larger and bulkier models.
Stay With the Patients
Older machines will usually require the practitioner or staff to move to the next room. This is because constant exposure high levels of radiation can put their health at risk. Most patients, especially young kids would rather have someone with them during this process. This is why Dr. Hauser prefers the Nomad.
The operator can stay with the patient during the procedure because the Nomad has internal radiation shielding and an external backscatter shield. Therefore, the operator is safe from radiation, thanks to the safe zone that this machine provides. This allows Dr. Hauser or his staff to sit with the patient and offer reassurance.
Speed and Accuracy with a Nomad Unit
Nomad x-ray units are best when taking radiographs of children and individuals with medical conditions that keep them from sitting still for long periods of time. This includes people who suffer from muscular spasticity, ADHD and anxiety.
The Nomad takes radiographs faster than conventional x-ray units. Dr. Hauser has noticed it can reduce the amount of retakes required because it minimizes unwanted movements. It also provides great image quality, which makes it easier to diagnose oral conditions.
Lakefront Family Dentistry offers state-of-the-art dental treatments to ensure the safety and comfort of their happy patients. If you would like to know more about the technology Dr. Hauser uses in his practice, please feel free to schedule a visit. You may do so by calling Lakefront Family Dentistry at (951) 244-9495 or by setting an appointment online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the link below.