Dental Technology

Dental Technology, Dr. Dahlman, Kelowna Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

 West Kelowna Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. Darren Dahlman uses a range of dental technologies to help make your dental appointments more efficient.

Dental Technology & Your Oral Health

Technological advances in dentistry, such as the use of dental lasers and digital x-rays, allow dentists to provide more accurate, less invasive dental care. These advances help to make appointments quicker and more comfortable and provide Dr. Dahlman with the tools to provide efficient dental care.

We are committed to providing our patients with the dental care they need and deserve using dental technology to make your visit with us as easy as possible.

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Dental Technology at Our Practice

We use the following dental technologies for diagnostics, testing, treatment, and to speed recovery times.

Dental Lasers

Lasers are used by dentists to deliver light energy to the oral tissues in a variety of dental procedures.

Dental Lasers can cut hard and soft tissues, vaporize decayed tissue, harden restorations quickly, and enhance the effects of teeth whitening agents.

Digital Dental Impressions

Optical scanning devices create computer-generated replicas of the hard and soft tissues of your mouth.

These devices capture extremely accurate data and create digital impressions in minutes, without the need for traditional impression materials, which can be messy.


Not all areas of your teeth and jaw are visible to the naked eye.  Our dental team uses x-rays to identify potential issues and to create a customized treatment plan.

  • Digital X-Rays

    Digital x-ray imaging uses digital x-ray sensors to capture the images instead of the traditional photographic x-ray film.

    Digital x-rays produce detailed computer images of the teeth and gums, as well as other oral structures and conditions.

  • Panoramic X-Rays

    Panoramic dental x-rays create a single image of the entire mouth creating a full picture of the mouth and neighbouring structures.

    The resulting image is a flat representation of the jaw's curved structure including the teeth, upper and lower jaws, temporomandibular (TMJ) joints, and the nasal and sinus areas.

CBCT Scanner 3D Imaging

During dental imaging, the CBCT scanner rotates around the patient's head, obtaining up to nearly 600 distinct images. 

3D Cone Beam CT Scan imaging provides a large amount of information and shows subtle details that cannot be obtained by two-dimensional x-rays. These scans allow your dentist to examine the oral structures and surrounding tissues at a high resolution.

iTero Scanner

iTero intraoral digital scanners scan the mouth to capture three-dimensional dental images in minutes.

Intraoral digital scans help dental professionals create accurate physical dental models for restorative dental work, such as dental veneers, crowns, implants, and Invisalign.

Serving Patients Throughout the Okanagan Valley

Please feel free to contact us to learn more about our services or how to refer a patient. We look forward to serving you.

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(250) 768-6827