Thanks to the efforts of the dentists and staff at our Downtown Honolulu dental office, our town location now has a state-of-the-art 3D imaging machine available for our patients. A cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) machine uses modern software to stitch divergent images together to form a three-dimensional picture.
CBCT images have a number of advantages over traditional digital single xrays. CBCT scans use much lower radiation per relative scan dose, are significantly faster, and provide a clearer digital image. When compared to outdated film-based technology, a single CBCT scan provides the diagnosis capabilities of multiple old film radiographs with a much safer usage pattern.
As a courtesy to patients throughout the group practice, all affiliated offices are allowed to send patients to the dental facility in Downtown Honolulu to receive a CBCT scan. Depending on insurance and procedures planned, many patients can have the scan at low or even no out-of-pocket charge.
High-tech dental offices provide patients and providers with a host of benefits relative to older operations. While there is a significant cost to the group, the partner dentists believe that employing CBCT imaging in a dental practice is quickly becoming the standard of care and provides a level of diagnostic benefit that is impossible to replicate with older technologies.
Among other major benefits, the American Academy of Oral and Maxofacial Radiology views a CBCT scan as the preferred method of diagnosis and assessment of proper location for a dental implant. Our dental surgeons have unlimited access to the CBCT image and software to aid in their diagnosis, treatment planning, and procedures. Affiliated dentists can also use the CBCT to aid with pre-treatment diagnostic capabilities in advance of root canals, tooth extractions, and even services related to straightening your teeth.
Please call our office at 808-538-6522 or stop by to make an appointment for a consultation using our brand-new technology.
Due to multiple requests by our patients our Downtown Honolulu dental office is now open extended hours. The initial extended hours will include evening hours on selected Wednesdays as well as consistent hours on Saturdays and Sundays.
The dentists and staff of Hawaii Dental Clinic – Downtown Honolulu have reorganized their work schedules in order to accommodate our patients. Most dental offices in the town area close at 5pm and are rarely open on weekends. By increasing the hours of availability the downtown office hopes to increase access to patient care for people living and working in the heart of Honolulu.
The extended hours will be rolled out through a gradual transition process with selected evenings and weekends open immediately. All services normally offered at the Downtown office will be available during weekend and evening hours. Staffing will be reduced during these extended hours so walk-in service may be more limited than with our normal operating hours during the day.
The intended extended hours for the Downtown Honolulu dental office will be as follows:
Within the longer work hours the office will still be taking appointments and accepting walk-ins and emergency patients on a space-available basis.
Given the normal workday schedules of working professionals in Honolulu, we hope that our extended evening and weekend hours will allow busy kama’aina the chance to visit the dentist without having to leave work or reorganize schedules. With the fast pace of life in Honolulu, a dental clinic that provides convenient and flexible hours allows patients to fit a visit to the dentist into their normal schedules.
Please feel free to give us a call at 808-538-6522 to schedule an appointment. You can also walk-in or stop by to ask about availability for same-day appointments. As with all of our locations, we do our best to see emergencies the same day.
Bear with us as we start the process of extended hours. We hope to be able to provide great dental services to all of our patients throughout Downtown Honolulu on a convenient and flexible schedule.