The Dental office of Dr. Suzanne Shapero, has made several changes over the last year in order to better serve the Central New York community.
“The state-of-the-art equipment is important,” said Dr. Shapero. “Equally important is making the trip to the dentist a good experience for our patients. Our patients tell us we’re succeeding in doing that!”
As for new equipment, Dr. Shapero has installed digital x-ray equipment, an intraoral camera, computer screens in every room, and interactive patient education software.
“This update has been fantastic” said Dr. Shapero. “We can show patients actual pictures of the inside of their mouths, right there on the screen in front of them. The new digital x-ray system works off the same screen, so they can really see what is going on and ask questions.” She further explained that the amount of radiation is significantly reduced using a digital versus a film based system.
The education system contains animated still pictures and movies on a wide range dental procedures and topics. Patients can take a printed version of any of these subjects home with them for further review.
Dr. Shapero and her staff regularly update their skills through continuing education classes accredited by the American Dental Association. Notably, their emphasis has been on the most recent research linking periodontal disease to heart attacks, strokes, and reduction of the body’s ability to control blood sugar. “My staff and I are committed to showing patients how dental health is an important part of their total healthcare package,” said Dr. Shapero.
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