553 Tyler St.
Pittsfield, MA 01201



The Periolase Laser from Millennium Dental Technologies represents the latest in dental laser technology. It is the only laser designed to perform Laser Periodontal Therapy®.

What this means for you is that periodontal therapy (gum disease treatment) can now be treated without the need for conventional gum surgery.

Digital Radiography

Digital radiography is just a fancy way to say computerized X-rays. While the technology has been available for a while, it is now just becoming practical for the more progressive dental office. Computerized X-rays use a computer to capture the image rather than film. The image then is displayed on a computer screen for the dentist and patient to view together. What this means for you is that the patient can take a more active roll in discussing treatment, because the dentist can point out the areas of concern much more easily. Also, probably even more significant for the patient, is that the X-ray can be taken with much less radiation exposure as compared to film. As you can see on the chart, dental X-rays never posed a potential risk, but with digital radiography any thought of risk is all but eliminated.


Cracked or broken teeth are a situation everyone wants to avoid. There are several causes for this, but one of the main reasons could be your bite, or in other words how your teeth come together. You see, when teeth don’t fit together properly there is a good chance that one or two teeth will be taking on more force than the others. The results of this can be many problems such as cracked or broken enamel, TMJ pain, headaches, even bone loss around the teeth. When teeth fit together properly, we can prevent much of this. Until now, we have never had a truly accurate way to measure and record your bite. But an innovative, high-tech sensing device called the T-Scan has been developed, which enables us to measure and if necessary adjust your bite. The result is a harmonious bite where all the teeth contact at the same time with near equal force, so one tooth is not taking on more pressure than another. Makes perfect sense.


One of the most important services a dentist can perform is detect a new cavity in a tooth at its earliest stages. That is why the dentist used the “pick” (explorer) to search the grooves of the teeth for “soft spots.” Until recently, the explorer was the only tool dentists had to find this decay. In many cases, the decay was undetectable with the explorer until it was so large that it necessitated a shot of Novocain and an extensive filling to repair.

A few years ago, Dr. George invested in the newest laser technology to aid in finding these cavities before they became this large. This tool is called the DIAGNOdent. This device uses a special laser light to painlessly reach within the tooth and measure the amount of decay. What this means for you is that cavities can be discovered at the earliest times without the use of X-rays, and in most cases, be taken care of without having to get a shot of anesthesia. This allows the dentist to place the smallest filling possible, preserving much more of the natural tooth.

High-Tech Sterilization

In order to ensure your safety and provide the most sterile instrumentation possible, Dr. Geroge's office uses the latest sterilization methods. All autoclavable instruments are sterilized in the Statim 5000 autoclave by SciCan Technologies (pictured here). This is the latest in steam sterilization technology. It is the type all hospitals use to sterilize their surgical instruments. Instruments that cannot be placed in the autoclave (plastic) are disposed of immediately after use.