Dental Technology

At South 40 Dental we use a wide range of technology to support dental treatments for patients. 

Dental Technology At South 40 Dental in Grande Prairie


A panorex is a piece of imaging machinery in that it is capable of identifying many issues and structures that a normal x-ray is not. It allows us to see any potential problems and make sure that everything is functioning as it should be. The panorex is capable of viewing specific types of structural problems, infections or asymmetry among many others.

Electric Handpiece

There are two types of handpieces, air-driven and electric. Electric handpieces use a motor to spin the bur instead of air-driven handpieces. These handpieces allows the doctor to remove decay from your teeth.

As well, these electric handpieces offers precision to dentist's while performing implants or endodontic procedures.  

Intraoral Cameras

An intraoral camera is a diagnostic tool for viewing different angles in the mouth that we would not have been able to just a few years ago. The camera gives us the ability to view the entire mouth on a monitor, so that we can get a closer look at any potential issues or problems that may arise. In addition, the patient will have the ability to see for themselves the same images we are seeing. 

Dental X-Rays

Digital X-rays allows the dentist to take an image of the tooth or teeth and put it into an imaging program. Within this imaging program, there are a number of tools that will allow the dentist to take a very close look at the teeth and surrounding structures. 

At South 40 Dental, we use x-rays to view things in your mouth that we cannot see during a visual examination. X-rays give us the ability to spot problems such as broken tooth roots, tooth decay, damage to the bones that support the teeth, problems below the gum line, cysts, and impacted teeth. Our team will ensure you are exposed to as little radiation as possible, which includes putting an apron on patients when taking x-rays. 


Cone Beam Computed Tomography or also referred to as CBCT is a part of the Sirona Orthophos SL system. The CBCT x-ray is used for a more detailed diagnosis of treatment planning for implants and wisdom teeth surgeries. 

During a CBCT scan, the machine rotates around the patient, capturing images using an X-ray beam. Afterwards, these 3D images are used to view the patient's mouth, jaw and neck. 

iTero Element Scanner

The iTero Element Scanner is used by our dentists to produce 3D digital impressions of your teeth. 

Laser Technology

We use laser technology at our office to support varying treatment plans. Some of the laser technologies we currently use include:

  • Diode Laser
  • NdYAG laser
  • Erbium-YAG Laser
  • LLTT Laser 

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