New Technology

Riverside Oral Surgery & Periodontology offers the latest state-of-the-art technology available to make our patient’s procedures fast, cost-effective, predictable and successful.

Innovative Imaging Technology

Our Sirona 3D Cone Beam Cephelometric scanner allows Dr. Petersen to visualize a three-dimensional image of your mouth and skull for predictable accuracy and success of your implant(s). This innovative technology helps Dr. Petersen locate all major structures in the area such as the entire upper & lower jaws, sinuses, nose, nerves and other structures nearly eliminating the complications our field has seen in the past. This technology also reduces radiation exposure by up to 80% when compared to traditional film-based systems.

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Omni Cam Digital Scanner

Forget messy impressions. Dr. Petersen takes a digital scan of your mouth for fabrication of a surgical guide to ensure the predictable accuracy of your implant(s).

Also, after Dr. Petersen places your implant, he can immediately take a digital scan and have a custom temporary crown and final restoration fabricated. All in one simple step. No mess. No fuss.

Plasma Rich Fibrin

Sometimes when implants are placed, extra bone is needed for stability and integration of an implant. Typically a xenograft (bovine bone) or allograft (cadavar bone) is used for grafting procedures. Dr. Petersen is one of the few oral surgeons in the nation offering a new ground breaking grafting procedure which uses your own blood to make your graft. A graft processed from your own blood.

Prior to the procedure, Dr. Petersen will draw your blood and place it in a test tube. The test tube is spun in a centrifuge which separates the blood into its components 1. plasma, 2. red blood cells and 3. a small but very concentrated quantity of white blood cells and platelets called a buffy coat. This buffy coat contains healing and growth factors to enhance healing. These products are immediately placed in the surgical site. Since healing occurs faster than usual, there is less chance of infection, dry socket, failed implants or failed grafting. This procedure is new to dentistry but has been widely used in medicine such as heart surgery, orthopedics, plastic surgery and dermatology for since the 1970’s.