Dr. Valentine opened the doors to our family practice in 1996 and has been responsible for providing quality dentistry ever since. We moved into our new building with all new state of the art equipment in November of 2005.
Our office uses modern digital radiography techniques. This new system of taking x-rays reduces radiation by as much as 80 percent. High-scatter or stray radiation is nearly non-existent with these modern machines so the use of lead shields merely offer more peace of mind than actual protection. The amount of radiation from dental x-rays is very small in comparison to our daily exposure from things such as natural background radiation. Dr. Valentine recommends the minimal amount of radiographs necessary in order to adequately examine your oral condition. Typically, unless there is reason for concern, our patients receive four bite-wings every year and a complete full-mouth series every five years. Some patients may require more or less depending on their risk factors.