Our Technology

Elite Dental has just introduced the most advanced dental digital impression system available – the Cerec Omnicam – into its practice.

For Elite Dental patients, this device is the least intrusive scanner made and requires no powder to be used in your mouth and no impression material. For the Elite Dental professional staff, this device is efficient, and easy for the dentists to use. The scanner is designed for access, allows for easy rotation of the camera in a patient’s mouth, and the tiny camera tip guarantees the best lens positioning. As the camera moves over the teeth, a photorealistic clinical image is displayed in full-color with crisp clarity and impeccable detail. Images are provided in real time with incredible quality.  The Cerec Omnicam is state-of-the-art.

Digital X-ray technology is also used at Elite Dental of Staten Island, and is the most advanced X-ray technology to date.

This new technology allows our dental professionals to reduce the radiation our patients are exposed to by 80-90% (in comparison to the already low exposure rates of traditional X-ray technology.

The use of Digital X-ray technology also allows our dentists to reveal a range of dental concerns that may not be visible by traditional means. These concerns can include:

• Jaw bone loss
• Cysts or abscesses
• Cancerous and benign tumours
• Incorrect tooth and root positioning
• Issues inside the tooth and below the gum line

Digital photography is also a tool we use at our New York based dental practice that is incredibly useful when it comes to patient education.

This means that dental records are 100% portable and can be shared with other professionals in circumstances where you may need to move location, or in cases where the team at Elite Dental of SI may need to work collaboratively with outside specialists.

Through the use of digital dental photography we can educate our patients in regards to any dental concerns they may currently be experiencing and the various treatment options available to them in non-technical language that is easy to understand. This is just one of the ways in which we empower our patients to take control of their wellness.

Galileos® Cone Beam CT

At Elite Dental of Staten Island, we are committed to providing our patients with the best possible dental care available, and have invested in the latest dental diagnostics technology, the Galileos® 3D Dental Cone beam. This technology enhances the diagnostic x-ray imaging potential of scans to provide more accurate results.

It further allows the Elite Dental of Staten Island team to reduce risk in different treatments as well as plan surgical interventions, coordinate planning treatment with colleagues and explain treatments to patients with the help of the clear images. Galileos® not only shows 3D displays in perfect image quality, but also enables more complete navigation and diagnosis than the traditional 2D x-ray films.  For our practice, the Galileos® 3D Dental Cone Beam solution offers:

  • Lowest possible radiation
  • Easy, comfortable and quick scan of the mouth, jaw and face
  • Immediate virtual diagnosis and treatment planning in one visit
  • More security and less time during surgery
  • Easy sharing of images with referring doctors

Beyond traditional technology

Sirona 3D imaging with new Cone Beam technology goes beyond traditional diagnostics and treatment capabilities. It is able to do this by calculating a large volume 3D image set, more than 200 exposures, in a single low-dose 3D scan of 15 seconds or less. Galileos® not only shows 3D displays in perfect image quality, it also enables clear navigation and diagnosis in the traditional panoramic, cephalometric and cross-sectional displays.

The Sirona 3D imaging system provides a three dimensional image of the patient on the computer screen, making the diagnosis easier and the implant treatment both safer and more predictable. Our team is also capable of customizing the treatment for individual patients, enabling a quicker and more comfortable process.

We also use the latest Dental Implant Technology to restore our patient’s smiles

On the forefront of innovations in dental implant technology, Dr. Steve Acker offers a range of advanced dental implant treatment options such as:

  • Implant Supported Bridges
  • Implant Supported Bridge Superstructure with Individually Cemented Crowns
  • Implant Supported Bridges
  • Implant Supported Crowns
  • Screw Retained Implant Supported Bridges

At our practice located in New York, we walk you through the various treatment options available and their associated costs to find the perfect solution for your smile, lifestyle and budget.

Using a series of targeted exercises, myofunctional therapy creates harmony between the facial muscles to ensure effective breathing, speaking, eating and socializing.
for children and adults
In honor of Children's Dental Health Month, we're hosting an exciting event about myofunctional therapy, and how your child's breathing could affect their health for the rest of their life. This event will take place at our office on Monday February 26 from 4.30pm