Ollie & Darsh invest in the most up-to-date dental equipment and technologies so our clients enjoy the best outcomes
VELSCOPE SCREENING UNIT
Screening regularly for the symptoms of oral cancer is a core part of our service. To provide the best chance of spotting oral cancer early, we use the VELscope screening system. The VELscope is a quick, pain-free and non-invasive method of detecting soft tissue abnormalities that are not visible to the naked eye.
Using technology called Tissue Fluorescence Visualisation, the VELscope detects abnormal tissue in the mouth in just a few minutes. All that happens is we shine a blue light into your mouth, which excites the tissues before we use a special viewing instrument to see the results. Normal tissue provides a green fluorescent pattern, while abnormal tissue shows up as dark areas.
Magnification plays an important role in being able to expand our vision to help enhance our work and provide better, longer lasting and more aesthetic results. High power magnification with LOUPES, together with our microscopes, enable us to provide the best results we can for you.
We strongly believe in the benefits of using high quality, digital photography in our diagnosis and treatment process. We take pictures at all points of your treatment process. While you might not like the photos at the beginning, we are sure you will at the end, so if we ask to take a picture of you, just humour us!
At our Liverpool clinic we use a mixture of Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras, as well as high powered intra oral cameras, which allow us to see into those hard-to-reach places and take some images that will help us progress your treatment as well.
CT SCANNER & DIGITAL X-RAYS
Radiographs are a key part in the diagnosis of any dental condition, which is why we use the latest CT scanners in our clinic. This allows us to take comprehensive, detailed X-Rays rapidly, while emitting the lowest X-Ray dosage possible.
CEREC is a high-tech system which allows us to design, fabricate and fit a new crown, veneer, onlay or inlay in a single visit. After we have prepared your tooth for the procedure, we take a digital image using the CEREC optical scanning device, avoiding the need for impression materials.
The image is then used to create a 3D prototype restoration. Once this is designed, we then send it to our onsite milling machine. The restoration is milled from a single ceramic block, which can take a few minutes, before being stained, glazed, polished and fitted onto your tooth. This takes anything from six minutes to half an hour, depending on the complexity of your tooth.
Lasers allow us to provide you with the most cutting-edge dental treatments in our Liverpool clinic. Lasers can be used in dentistry in a number of ways – we utilise them in whitening teeth and when altering gum positions.
We have two lasers in our clinic, the latest of which is a 4W Quicklase laser. Ollie is proud to be a mentor for Quicklase lasers and he often trains dentists on courses at the British Institute of Laser Dentistry in London.
The TRIOS scanner will give you a great treatment experience. The technology offers you fast, accurate digital impressions of your teeth and in realistic, lifelike colours. This enables Ollie & Darsh to better evaluate treatment, hence improving dialogue between you and your dentist.
We have the freedom of using wireless intraoral scanning with TRIOS 3 Wireless. This means no annoying wires, easy battery exchange for non-stop scanning and long-lasting rechargeable batteries. The wireless TRIOS scanner has documented, unparalleled high accuracy and Ollie & Darsh can ensure optimal treatment results.
CUTTING MODE - AIR ABRASION
AquaCare is used for preparing cavities without the need for anesthetic or drilling. AquaCare cuts quickly but predictably, minimizing the removal of healthy tooth material and eliminating the risk of chipping or stress fracturing.
Unlike conventional instruments, AquaCare is not in direct contact with the tooth structure. There is no heat generation, noise, vibration or smell.
AquaCare is also used for:
CLEANING MODE - DENTAL AIR POLISHING
AquaCare delivers highly efficient cleaning and stain removal. It increases the effectiveness of tooth whitening and can clean deep into the structure of the tooth. The effective technology removes stains from all tooth surfaces, even those difficult to reach pits and crevices which normal cleaning can’t reach.
One of AquaCare’s main features is the patented handpiece. The handpiece delivers a high-speed, comfortable fluid stream. The fluid is fed from a self-contained reservoir within the unit.
The main airstream exits the handpiece at around 80 psi. There are Speed and Powder controls, allowing the Dentist to adjust the pressure and the amount of powder that goes into the device.