Technology


Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with advanced technology. We offer digital X-Rays, intra-oral cameras, diagnostic lasers, Logicon, VELscope and CarieScan.

Digital radiography utilizes a tiny sensor placed in the mouth that is similar to a miniature camera sensor with an x-ray sensitive chip, exposing you to 50%-90% less radiation exposure than with traditional x-ray techniques. The resulting highly detailed image of your mouth is almost instantaneously translated onto our computer screen, carrying with it all the conveniences of other digitized images. We can rotate it, magnify it, adjust it for contrast, and even color-code it for educational purposes. Because it helps our patients clearly understand the root issues (pun intended) behind their dental health, we're able to work together to determine the very best treatment options for each case.

This wonderful new technology allows you to relax in your chair while simultaneously observing real-time pictures of the inside of your mouth magnified beyond normal size on an adjacent computer monitor! Not only does this make it simple to see and understand what the doctor is telling you, but it also makes it simple for us to keep incredibly accurate records, from one visit to the next.

Our office uses state of the art sterilization to ensure patient safety. Sterilization and disinfection are the basic steps in instrument processing and surface asepsis. Sterilization refers to the use of a physical or chemical procedure to destroy all forms of microorganisms, including the highly resistant spores.

We use a Steam Autoclave at 275º F(35psi), for 30 minutes

First, the instruments are prepared for the sterilization process. Patient debris and fluids are removed by placing the instruments in a disinfecting soak for 15 minutes. Following this disinfection step, the instruments are transferred to an ultrasonic cleaner for another 15 minutes. Then the instruments are rinsed, dried, placed in self sealing sterilization pouches and sterilized in the autoclave. Instruments which can not be heat sterilized, are immersed for 10 hours to cold sterilize.

We use Biological, Chemical and Mechanical indicators to monitor our sterilization process.

Using bacterial spores to monitor the sterilization process is referred to as biologic monitoring (or spore-testing), and the bacterial spores used for monitoring the sterilization process are referred to as biologic indicators (BIs). Of the three methods, biologic monitoring is regarded as the most valid for monitoring the sterilization process, for it uses live, highly resistant bacterial spores.

We biologically monitor our sterilizer once a week to ensure complete sterilization using spore ampules and keep accurate records for our monitoring. These ampules contain heat sensitive bacteria enclosed in a small glass vile and are processed through the sterilizer. They are then tested on site for completeness of sterilization.

It is used for caries (decay) detection on biting tooth surfaces.

Computer program for caries (decay) detection between teeth.

Fluorescent light to aid in cancer screening.

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Office Hours

Monday 08.30 AM
02:00 PM
01.00 PM
05:00 PM
Tuesday 08.30 AM
02:00 PM
01.00 PM
05:00 PM
Wednesday 08.30 AM
02:00 PM
01.00 PM
05:00 PM
Thursday 08.30 AM
02:00 PM
01.00 PM
05:00 PM
Friday Closed - Except Emergencies
Saturday Closed - Except Emergencies
Sunday Closed - Except Emergencies

Contact Info

A F Family Dental
321 E. 300 N,
American Fork,
UT 84003

Phone: 801-756-0933
Fax: 801-756-2443

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