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Dr. Richard Patelski | Downers Grove Dentist | Operatory Our office uses modern, state-of-the-art technology to enhance patient comfort and to help you get the smile you deserve!

Computer Digital Radiography (CDR)

Digital x-rays can now be taken using sensors that transmit the image directly into a computer monitor. This larger image helps the patient understand the doctor's explanations more easily and enables the doctor to "zoom in" on a specific area of the tooth. An important advantage to this new technology is that it reduces the amount of radiation by 90%. Digital x-rays are also faster. The digital image only takes a minute or two to appear in the monitor. In addition, this new technology is friendly to the environment since no chemicals are needed for developing the image. digital xray

Soft Tissue Laser

Soft Tissue Laser

A soft tissue laser uses the power of light to vaporize oral soft tissues with UNMATCHED PRECISION. The Odyssey vaporizes and modifies soft tissue without bleeding and usually without injected anesthetics. Lasers are the most precise, least traumatic, and will heal with less post-operative pain than any other technique.


The DIAGNOdent is a new high tech laser system that aids in early diagnosis of cavities in the complex anatomy of the chewing surfaces of teeth. It utilizes laser light of a defined wavelength to help detect and quantify demineralized tooth substances without x-ray exposure.

Diagnodent, early diagnosis of cavities

Cavitron Scalers

The cavitron scaler is an ultrasonic instrument used to remove calculus by vibration and irrigation.

Prophy Jet

Prophy-Jet is an air polishing system which uses air/water/sodium bicarbonate slurry to remove extrinsic stain, dental plaque and soft debris while, at the same time polishing tooth surfaces.

This is highly effective on patients wearing orthodontic appliances. It is also a nice way to remove tarnish from silver fillings adding life and luster.

Sodium bicarbonate is accepted by most patients and is both minimally abrasive and water-soluble.

Air polishing leaves the teeth smoother, cleaner, and whiter.

Prophy Jet

Multimedia Education

Multi-media education
Our treatment rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art patient-education DVD systems. If you are uncertain about a particular procedure, we will be happy to play the DVD video segment for you.


New technology in veneer fabrication allows us to perform dazzling transformations with minimal surface preparation.

White fillings

White Filling
Although white fillings have been around for a long time, the new materials can now be used in a wider range of applications allowing you to keep your smile as white as it can be!