We Use an ORTHOPHOS® SL 3D to Provide You With Advanced Imaging

Dr. John W. Dovgan is committed to providing state-of-the-art dental technology at his modern office in Phoenix, AZ. Our ORTHOPHOS® SL 3D scanner allows us to gather thousands of high-resolution images during one quick exam. This advanced technology offers stunning results to help us clearly diagnose your oral health condition. The scan is quicker and more accurate than traditional imaging techniques and can be applied to the planning of various treatments including dental implants. The scanner is equipped with several features that make it comfortable for you, allowing us to continue to provide patient-centered care that meets your needs.

What to Expect during Your Scan

Our practice uses the ORTHOPHOS® SL 3D cone beam scanner by Sirona to complete your digital scan in less time and with better results than a traditional x-ray. During your scan, you will be directed to stand under the scanner and asked to bite down on an occlusal bite block. The ORTHOPHOS is equipped with handles to help you feel stable and indicator lights which signal when you are in the best position to receive the most accurate images. In one rotation, the scanner will take thousands of images and piece the fragments with the highest resolution into one panoramic image. The results are clearly readable, allowing the doctor to illustrate your diagnosis before your eyes and help you feel confident about the treatment you need.

We are able to achieve better results in less time and with less radiation than a traditional 2D scan because the ORTHOPHOS SL 3D virtually eliminates the need for retakes.
The ORTHOPHOS SL 3D scanner creates an incredibly sharp and precise image that Dr. Dovgan can use to diagnose oral health conditions.

Benefits of a Cone Beam Scan

Our technology allows for more comfortable, effective, and safe digital imaging than traditional techniques used in other offices. A cone beam scan can offer several benefits, including:

  • High-quality images: Your images are sharp and clear thanks to the Direct Conversion Sensor, which minimizes blur and maintains more of the original image. Using these images, Dr. Dovgan can also differentiate between different categories of tissue.
  • Efficiency: The machine is equipped with indicator lights that signal whether you are in the optimal position to get the best resolution scans. In just one rotation, the scanner can retrieve thousands of images, which can shorten your appointment time.

We are able to achieve this in less time and with less radiation than a traditional 2D scan because a cone beam scan virtually eliminates the need for retakes.

Applications in Dentistry

One of the most important features of our ORTHOPHOS scanner is its versatility. We can apply it to almost any diagnosis and treatment to get accurate results.

Accurate Diagnosis

Through high-resolution, comprehensive images, cone beam images allow us to assess endodontic health and determine whether you need a root canal or extraction. For patients with a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, we can also assess the health of your joints and recommend a non-invasive therapeutic treatment to alleviate your symptoms. The ORTHOPHOS can also help us observe your biostructures and soft tissue, allowing us to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea, impacted teeth, and periodontal disease.

Treatment Planning

Cone beam technology can be used to perform guided oral surgery, bone grafting, and for placing dental implants. The scan allows us to assess the bone quality and determine whether you need bone grafting or a sinus lift prior to dental implants. Dr. Dovgan can also plan and place the implant more precisely, resulting in smaller incision sites and a faster recovery.

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As an elected speaker for the American Dental Association, Dr. Dovgan remains at the forefront of technology applications among his peers. When choosing a dentist, you can choose our office to receive personalized and state-of-the-art care by a professional. To learn more about our in-office technology, call us at (602) 867-1899 or contact our friendly staff online.

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Dr. John W. Dovgan

3841 E Thunderbird Rd,
Ste 101
Phoenix, AZ 85032

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Ste 101
Phoenix, AZ 85032

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The Perfect Autumn
The Perfect Autumn
16:57 08 Oct 19
As a new patient, I recently visited this dental office and left very pleased after my first visit. Both the dentist and his staff were very warm and welcoming. I hadn't been to a dentist in a few years and this alone was adding to my uneasiness about setting up an appointment for an exam, and then dealing with which dentist to choose on top of it all? (Like many things, putting off a visit to the dentist is never a wise move.) After sorting through many reviews I then settled on Dr. Dovgan's office and was glad I did. Both Dr. Dovgan and his staff had me feeling very at ease in no time. I found this dental location to be equipped with all the latest modern technology, very stylish & clean and not rushed for time...nowadays, a pleasant surprise. (...Also, special praise here to dental hygienist "Sonata" for her gentle approach and also for really taking the time to conduct a thorough exam and cleaning of my teeth & gums. Thanks, Girl!!) Additionally, also nice was the ample, easy access parking and the comparability in pricing to the many other dentists out there. :)Upon leaving I felt I had made the right choice for myself in trusting Dr. Dovgan and his team of professionals with my dental concerns and I learned that even though my end results were not perfect ( -due to my own actions- ), they were better than anticipated and attainable. If you've (too) been playing dental roulette, procrastinating out of fear of the unknown ( -"unknown as in: "what's really going on inside my mouth??" -or- "which unknown dental office should I choose from??"- ) then this dentist and his team may be the place for you to try, as well. I wouldn't hesitate at all in recommending Dr. Dovgan's dental services. Thank you for my positive visit to the dentist!! :)Remove review
Samantha Henson
Samantha Henson
17:38 25 Apr 19
I’ve been coming to this office for the last 18 YEARS (since I was 7 years old) and I love Dr. Dovgan! I never understood how anyone could hate going to the dentist before because I loved going to mine. He’s gentle, charismatic, and extremely knowledgeable in many different aspects of dentistry. The family feeling is great with the staff and they have always been so accommodating to my scheduling needs. I loved his practice so much growing up that I decided to join the dental field myself. I’d highly recommend anyone to come to his office.
Julia Sanders
Julia Sanders
20:30 28 Aug 18
I have always hated going to the dentist, but I've finally found a place that I like going to! The staff is extremely friendly and Dr. Dovgan is great at what he does. I always have a great experience with my cleanings and today I had a filling done by Dr Dovgan and it was fast and pain free! I would definitely recommend him. Thank you for making me feel at ease
Karenlee Thorpe
Karenlee Thorpe
17:40 01 Jun 17
I have been a patient of Dr. Dovgan for approximately 2-3 years. My experiences have been extremely positive. The staff are very efficient, friendly, professional, knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Dovgan is an excellent dentist He has assisted me with difficult dental issues. I have had absolutely no problems with his work. He is friendly, helpful, professional and extremely competent. I would have no hesitation to recommend Dr. Dovgan and his office for any dental needs.
Kathleen Garast
Kathleen Garast
19:24 31 May 17
Dr. Dovgan and every member of his staff that I have met represent the perfect blend of a highly professional, efficient and welcoming facility. They are up to date on the latest procedures, they are willing to take the time to explain what is going to be done and they stand behind the work they do always assuring my complete satisfaction. I've had a range of work done from simple cleaning as well as complex procedures and I have been totally satisfied with the care, the cost and the results. I am happy to do this review because I've had less than positive experiences elsewhere and I hope this review can guide others to a positive experience with Dr. Dovgan and his staff.
Robert Barbour
Robert Barbour
19:09 31 May 17
I have to admit, I am extremely difficult to please. Having work in large inbound call centers and dealing with nothing but complaints...all I can say about Dr Dovgan and entire staff is I have NO complaints! I only have praise and compliments! EVERYONE there is simply WONDERFUL.