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Technology: Improving Your Dental Visit

At Black Hills Area Dental, we pride ourselves on equipping our office with the latest and greatest technology. We research and seek out innovative procedures and instruments and include them as part of our treatment approach. Our leading edge approach allows us to pass the benefits on to you, the patient and ultimately make your experience in the office better. We continually seek out ways we can serve you better. This means no more film x-rays!

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Here’s a snapshot of some of the technology we are proud to provide for our patients:


Our CEREC machine reduces the time it takes for your crown from weeks to mere hours. Gone are the days of multiple visits and temporary crowns. We are one of the only dentists in the area that can provide convenient, same day crowns (CEREC). Our CEREC machine is a big part of this.


Modern dentistry has come along way in the past few years. The same can be said for X-Ray technology. Our i-CAT FLX V17is one of the most versatile and flexible machines available. By taking digital images, we save you time waiting for images as well as time spent getting X-Rays. This allows Dr. Samuelson to quickly see a comprehensive 3D view of your mouth.

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Progressive Orthodontics:

Orthodontic technology improvements and how they help you to have a more comfortable experience with you next visit to the dentist.

There have been considerable advances in the science and technology of orthodontics over the last 25 years. In years past, having teeth pulled was something that happened too frequently, and all patients were lumped into a “one size fits all” category.

When you need orthodontic treatment, Dr. Bart Samuelson will be using the latest technology to ensure your comfort and peace of mind. The improvements in tools and techniques enable Black Hills Area Dental to provide great results with much less discomfort than in the past. The advent of modern dental technology also helps to shorten the treatment time as well.

One of the areas that advances have been made is in the ability to more clearly see inside of a patient’s mouth. Advances in orthodontics are revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment planning for patients. Gone are the days of fuzzy x-ray images; new technologies allow for three-dimensional images of the entire skull, jaw, and underlying bone structure. These images provide a much clearer picture of the complete mouth and bone structure. The ability to manipulate and view these images from any angle is an incredibly powerful tool allowing the dentist to better plan, evaluate and put together a course of treatment for you.