Our Facility & Technology
Parkview Dental of Westfield was designed from the ground up by an award-winning architect and engineering firm and partnered with an industry-leading dental equipment supplier to be eco-friendly.
The facility offices have been designed with wide hallways and larger than usual treatment rooms for maximum accessibility of strollers and wheelchairs, and to allow parents to join their children during treatment. Each treatment room is enclosed and baffled to allow for patient confidentiality and privacy.
Adults will enjoy the relaxed spa-like setting, and kids will love the play area stocked with toys and games for all ages.
At Parkview Dental of Westfield we are constantly investing in the latest technology to provide the industry leading service. Below is a list of our latest technology investments:
We use lasers for soft tissue procedures. These are narrow beams of light energy that can penetrate the tissue, to remove or shape soft tissues such as the gums, cheeks and tongue.
Laser dentistry can be used to correct many problems from uncovering partially erupted wisdom teeth to removing lip pulls in orthodontic patients. Lasers can also obtain small tissue samples in biopsy procedures to detect lesions or potential tumors in the mouth.
Using laser dentistry as opposed to other forms of surgery does have its advantages. Lasers can control the amount of bleeding during the treatment and can sometimes remove gum tissue without causing bleeding. In laser dentistry, there may also be less swelling and pain following the surgery as the laser can seal blood vessels and nerve endings.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer screening is an examination performed by a dentist to look for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in your mouth. At Parkview we have further enhanced the visual examination of the mouth with the VELscope screening system. This system consists of a specialized white light source and viewing scope that make it easier for Dr. Vasani to look closely at the tissues inside your mouth. Normal tissue will glow a bright green color while abnormal tissue shows up much darker under this special light.
Note that an abnormal screening does not always mean that the patient has cancer. Your dentist will perform additional tests to make sure that the suspect tissue is not cancerous.
A panorex is an x–ray that provides a full view of the upper and lower jaws, teeth, temporomandibular joints (TMJs) and sinuses. A panorex x-ray assists the dentist in identifying fractures of the teeth and/or jaw bone, diagnosing temporomandibular joint dysfunction, viewing impacted wisdom teeth, detecting the presence of bone or gum disease, surveying genetic abnormalities such as cleft palate and determining asymmetry of the oral and maxillofacial area. Unlike bitewing dental x-rays which show a close up view of your teeth, this x-ray gives a dentist a global view of a patient's head and neck. This view allows for diagnosing more than just regular dental concerns, like cavities or gum disease. Rather, this view enables dentist to see other important issues that may be occurring in the surrounding tissue and jaw bones like oral cancer or other abnormalities, things that would not be visible in a bitewing x-ray.
A picture is worth a thousand words. During patient intake, a specially-designed digital intra-oral camera is used to take a full set of images of all teeth. These can be used to help show you exactly where problem areas are, to explain procedures and to easily allow before and after comparisons. There’s no need to peer into a tiny mirror.
Dr. Vasani utilizes Intra-oral Camera to help enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. and to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to share information about your dental health in colored photography that you can see and understand. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intraoral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.
Parkview Dental uses latest digital radiography technology which uses up to 90% less radiation than traditional dental x-rays and completely eliminates the toxic chemicals and waste necessary to develop traditional x-rays. Digital x-ray images are also viewable instantly, further decreasing the amount of time spent waiting in the chair, and allowing patients access to their own medical records.
Digital Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see clinically. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Paperless and Efficient Communications
Notifications such as appointment reminders are sent through text, email or telephone call in an order to eliminate paper waste.
Insurance claims are sent electronically as well to save paper.
Patients at Parkview Dental can download their paperwork and fill it at home thus eliminating the need to arrive in advance of their appointment. If patients are uncomfortable filling forms out online or need any assistance, our friendly staff is available to assist.
Any paper that is used at Parkview Dental is recycled and we have implemented an office paper-recycling program.
Parkview is located at 560 Springfield Avenue Suite L, at the corner of Springfield Avenue and Mill Lane, near downtown Westfield, NJ. While parking in the downtown area can often be a problem, our facility has its own private parking area. Patients and parents can easily access our second-floor office by elevator.
We are based in Westfield NJ and also serve neighboring towns of Springfield, Mountainside, Cranford, Scotch Plains, Fanwood. Call our office at 908-264-8335. You’ll be happy you chose us for your Cosmetic and Family dental needs!