Technology

Technology has entered the dental profession just like it has in every facet of life. There have been great advances in almost all areas of dentistry from the way we examine teeth to the way we restore teeth.

Hudsonville Dental prides itself on being one of the most technologically advanced dental offices in Western Michigan. What does it mean to have a digital dental office? 

All of our patient charts are digital.  This means no more paper charts stuffed full of your paperwork, clinical record, and x-rays.  This benefits you as the patient because there is no risk that your chart will become lost or destroyed by a fire or flood.  Digital charts are secure, and only authorized users in our office can access them.  We back up all of our data on a daily basis and store it in a secured location. 

All of the x-rays we take in our office are digital.  This means that whenever we take an x-ray, it is directly inserted into your digital chart, which eliminates the need to send traditional film x-rays through an x-ray processor, saving you time.  Digital x-rays also emit up to 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays, reducing your exposure.

New Impression-Taking Technology.  Do you hate having those messy, goopy impressions taken while you are having a crown procedure done?  Recent advances in technology now allow us to capture impressions of your teeth digitally, rather than with the traditional messy impressions.  We now have at our office a digital impression-taking machine called the Cadent iTero.  The system uses a special camera to take digital images of your teeth, which are then processed by the computer to design a digital model.  After the scan is complete, it is sent to the lab, where it is processed and milled into a very precise model of your teeth. 
What is the advantage for you?  Primarily, your comfort!  The digital scan usually only takes about 5 minutes, which is less than the amount of time the traditional impression take.  Also, you will not need to have the messy impressions taken, which can be uncomfortable for some patients.  Finally, the model is an exact replica of your mouth, so crowns generally fit much better and require fewer adjustments.

Please click on any of the logos below to learn more about that service.


  • DIAGNOdentDIAGNOdent is a small dental laser that is capable of detecting cavities in teeth. This means we are able to detect cavities when they are smaller, which results in a smaller restoration.
  • VELscopeVELscope has a specialized handpiece that emits a beam of light into your mouth, which lets us detect abnormal tissue that may be oral cancer, even before it is visible on the surface..
  • Waterlase dental laserHeat and vibration are the causes of most of the discomfort associated with a dental drill. Many dental procedures can be performed without anesthesia using our Waterlase dental laser.

Amenities Offered

  • Bottled Water
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Chair Massagers
  • Warm towels
  • Blankets
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • iPad

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