A Digital Office

Digital X-rays and digital cone beam technology are state-of-the-art in diagnosis and have 90% less exposure than the old X-ray systems. We have used this advanced technology in our office since its inception in 1994. Along with our intraoral dental cameras, these help us show and explain your conditions and recommended treatments so you can be involved in making an informed decision on what’s best for you. Our overhead display monitor replaces the bright overhead lights of yesteryear, allowing you to see what’s inside your mouth via digital images from an intraoral camera or x-rays—or turn it into a DVD player to watch a movie during treatment. We have three monitors in each room for comfortable viewing from multiple angles and high-intensity curing lights for state-of-the-art bonding of our tooth-colored restorations. We also utilize a variety of other digital options in our office:


DIAGNOdent is a high-powered dental laser that can detect early tooth decay.

Our dentists can use DIAGNOdent to detect the formation of cavities that we wouldn’t be able to see on an X-ray. Patients love our use of this revolutionary laser because it makes appointments painless and faster, and you can leave knowing your oral health is in tip-top condition.

TSCAN Computerized Bite Analysis

Your wellness and comfort is our highest priority. That’s why we invest in the best dental technology. The T-Scan Bite Analysis is a test that shows the precise relationship between how your teeth come together and their harmony (or disharmony) with your bones and muscles. It’s an integral element of diagnosing and treating TMJ disorder. It tests the strength and pressure with which each tooth bites down.

The T-Scan Analysis can show underbites, crossbites, overbites, and more. Dr.Kendall will use this tool to help him evaluate how your teeth, muscles, and jaw work together to look for underlying issues.

Myotronics K-7 Computer-Aided Muscle Analyzer and J-5 TENS Therapy

Our TMJ dentists use this technology to find your precise “neuromuscular bite position.” Aside from TMJ relief, having the correct bite also ensures that your dentistry is comfortable and less likely to wear or fracture with time.

carifree gel in tube that help prevent dental cavitiesCariFree

CariFree is an advanced preventive approach that helps even high-risk patients reduce their risk of dental cavities. CariFree looks at the diverse factors that make up your cavity risk, including genetics, diet, and saliva production and composition. Then, based on an assessment of your risk, you will get some additional tools to help protect your teeth, such as rinses, sprays, and toothpaste.

Dental Lasers

Dental lasers offer many benefits for your dental treatment. They can make your procedures more comfortable and shorter. They can also reduce discomfort and inflammation after your appointment. Dental lasers also help to disinfect treatment areas, which can help you keep your mouth healthier overall.

Some of the lasers we use are:

  • Thor LX2 Cold Laser: Encourages healing and reduces inflammation and discomfort. This makes it an ideal tool to support TMJ treatment.
  • Picasso Diode Laser: Selectively targets unhealthy gum tissue for better preventive care and periodontal treatment. This laser is so effective that we use it in every dental checkup and cleaning and during periodontal treatment. Often, this laser lets us treat gum disease without surgery.
  • Light Scalpel CO2 Laser: Uses laser light to replace a scalpel. We use this for cosmetic gum treatments and other applications. It reduces discomfort, bleeding, and infection risk compared to a scalpel treatment.

Fotona LightWalker: This can replace the dental drill in many applications, including preparing a tooth for a filling or dental crown. Because it sanitizes and cuts, it allows for highly effective root canal treatment in Anchorage.


nightlase machine, Fotona laser for treatment in snoring

In this snoring treatment, we use our Fotona laser to heat your soft palate–the back part of the top of your mouth–causing minor thermal injuries. Don’t worry; it’s so tiny that it doesn’t hurt–not like when you bite into a slice of pizza that’s too hot at Firetap Alehouse. This thermal injury is controlled and precisely designed to stimulate healing with stronger, more rigid tissue that is less likely to collapse. After a few treatments, you could see an 85% reduction in snoring for a year or more!

ProSomnus oral appliance for treating sleep apneaProsomnus

This oral appliance treats sleep apnea comfortably and conveniently. It‘s a small, comfortable oral appliance that’s easy to use–a much better sleep apnea treatment in Anchorage for many people than CPAP.

Digital Imaging – View Your New Smile in Advance

Glimpse Your Future

When you decide to correct or enhance your smile, it’s often difficult to determine precisely what results to expect. After all, a smile is personal, and changing your smile can feel like changing your identity. That’s where cosmetic digital imaging comes into play. Digital imaging is computer software that allows us to take your digital photograph and manipulate it to reflect the procedures you’re considering. The result is a photo that shows you what your smile would look like after treatment. Whether considering teeth whitening, straightening, bonding, veneers, or a complete smile makeover, digital imaging technology lets you see into your future.

The process is quite simple. Once your dentist has completed your oral exam and discussed your smile goals, a treatment plan will be created. Various digital photos of your current smile will be taken, and change factors will be keyed into the computer. The computer will immediately generate one or more graphic images that accurately demonstrate how the changes will affect the appearance of your mouth and overall facial appearance. You can also make custom changes to be sure you get what you want.

It’s a fun process that can help you realize that your smile makeover can soon become a reality. Plus, you can take a photo of your potential results home to share with family or friends.

Informed patients make wise decisions; digital imaging lets you glimpse your future before committing to treatment. What more could you ask for?

See Digital Smile Designing In Action

Wondering how Dental Technology can help you? Please call (907) 349-0022 and reserve some time today!