Change is never easy. When it comes to digital dental technology and transformation, it can be a daunting situation for people to face. There is often a fear of confronting the challenges of education, training, and introducing a new device or software into an individual’s environment.
Now, imagine if you are a dentist who has developed a successful practice without incorporating any forms of digital dentistry. One can be wary of altering their ways or workflows—things are going so well. But without digital dentistry introduced into a practice, a dentist risks being passed by the competition.
Far greater success is possible.
The adoption of digital dentistry is a necessity. It impacts the level of services provided to the patient and your overall business. There is also the inevitable problem that dental technology is advancing fast, and though some people may be uncomfortable with the rapid pace, it is a necessary shift. Without it, there is a definite struggle to promote your practice. Then, there are those dental practitioners who embrace digital evolution wholeheartedly. They research, invest, and, as a result, have incredible patient and business outcomes. One of those extraordinary dentists is our Dandy dental partner, Dr. Juned Mohammed of Evolve Family Dentistry, in Westmont, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
A passion for dental technology.
Dr. Mohammed’s dental career began with his education at the PMV Dental Institute and Research Center in India. After graduation, he practiced for a year before moving to Chicago to pursue his Master’s in Public Health. He was then admitted into the International Dental Studies Program for Foreign Trained Dentists at the University of the Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2019. With several years in clinical research positions and his certification, Dr. Mohammed returned to Chicago and opened Evolve Family Dentistry with his wife and dental partner Dr. Sana Ahmed.
Dedicated to providing his patients with the highest level of global expertise, Dr. Mohammed is focused on keeping his practice modern and at the forefront of innovative technology. As the owner of a practice called Evolve Dentistry, it would only be natural that he chooses the best technology and tools to provide a high level of service to all his patients. He wants to put his patients at ease with the use of technology, knowing that it is meant to improve their lives.
Dr. Mohammed embraced modern dentistry’s technology challenges by incorporating cutting-edge tools and devices to improve the patient experience. He has extensive understanding and specialized training using unique, high-tech tools to provide services from preventative dentistry to endodontics, restorative dentistry, and oral surgery. The practice also offers a specialty focus on cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. With a broad range of dental solutions to solve any patient’s oral health needs, it is easy to see how Evolve Dentistry is well-reviewed.
Part of Evolve Dentistry’s edge is their technology which helps the dentists formulate better diagnoses and perform delicate procedures. Within a few minutes, Dr. Mohammed can pick out the signs of tooth decay, oral cancer, and other dental conditions which are difficult to spot with the untrained eye. Such a passion is combined with discerning knowledge of the best technology and tools needed for their office. So, when Dr. Mohammed wanted to integrate a new intraoral scanner, Dandy was honored by his choice.
Dandy’s digital dental technology proved an organic addition to providing advanced solutions.
Dentists who are receptive to new dental technology are more likely to benefit from it. The caveat is to have an open mind when new technology is introduced or as current dental technologies evolve. That is what Dr. Mohammed has done, and he has amassed an impressive “dental tech stack.” It includes:
- Handheld digital X-rays
For Dr. Mohammed, imaging tools and software help him diagnose patients by seeing the “inside” of their teeth, bone, and jaws. The handheld digital X-rays capture images of hard tissues and help him see abnormalities in areas that aren’t visible to the naked eye.
- 3D CBCT
Allows Dr. Mohammed to visualize facial bones beneath the surface. His 3D CBCT is an effective diagnostic tool that reveals abnormalities in the mouth, nasal, throat, and jaw areas. Capturing this representation of the bone, soft tissues, and airway in a single image plays an essential role in the dental implant process.
- Electric handpieces
The Evolve Dentistry team uses handpieces to prepare teeth for dental restorations (like dental fillings) and remove dental structures. The electric handpieces are more powerful and precise with a more stable speed than antiquated air-driven handpieces. Dr. Mohammed also uses electric handpieces to control the spread of germs from patient to dentist, dental team, and anyone in the room by reducing aerosol production.
- High power magnification loupes
Dr. Mohammed utilizes dental loupes for magnification and protection of his eyes. The high power magnification loupes help him spot problems, increase efficiency, and be precise in his work.
- Laser dentistry
Like many dentists, Dr. Mohammed has discovered that using soft and hard tissue dental lasers are excellent in treating tooth decay, gum disease, and other conditions. He practices laser dentistry because it reduces discomfort, damage, and healing times. Since their powerful lasers cauterize upon contact, patients can often skip the need for stitches.
Dr. Mohammed was particularly interested in including intraoral scanners into his workflows at Evolve Dentistry. He used them in the past, finding them helpful in educating his patients, especially with exterior teeth. He discovered that an intraoral scanner provided thoroughness of images that were better than traditional hand-held mirrors.
“We do wellness scans on all our new patients, and they get amazed at the technology that we are using,” Dr. Mohammed shared. “Showing patients a scan of their teeth makes it easier to recommend treatment to our patients.”Dr. Juned Mohammed
Additionally, Evolve Dentistry also uses intraoral scanners to inspect hard-to-reach angles, highlight areas with light, zoom in on specific problem areas, and capture real-time images. What we are proud of is that Dr. Mohammed chose us to partner with him in providing a master level of dentistry to his patients.
The Dandy effect—lab and customer support par excellence.
When Dandy finds a dentist who is consumed with creating a patient experience second-to-none with the use of our technological offerings, we celebrate that connection. Passion for technology and dentistry transform the patient experience, and we enjoy hearing this is occurring at Evolve Dentistry. But we also like to hear that our training, lab production, and customer services are the reasons why dental professionals choose, switch, and stay with Dandy.
We asked Dr. Mohammed what he loved most about the Dandy experience. He answered without hesitation, “Customer support.”
“The live web customer support. That’s our favorite,” he further clarified. “Talking to the order specialists, lab technicians, and scan experts on one platform in real-time is definitely the best feature about Dandy.”
Dr. Mohammed also detailed a case where Dandy’s support came in handy.
“We had a partial denture case where the Dandy lab technicians made it so easy for us to go from start to finish and get the finished product spot on and made it an amazing experience for the patient as well.”Dr. Juned Mohammed
And the training?
“Training the staff on the Dandy app has been super easy. Easy to use web interface with all the cool features made the scanner training experience with Dandy hassle-free.”
Lastly, we asked Dr. Mohammed what he would share with other dental professionals regarding Dandy. “Go for it. Try it out,” he said. “They have great customer support and a great team of people helping dentists get into digital dentistry at a fraction of the cost.”
If you are looking to transform your practice with digital dentistry, listen to the dental healthcare provider that is a clinician by profession and health activist by choice. We want to join you in creating top-level experiences with dental care and health education while growing your practice. Contact us with your questions or request a demonstration.