Dr. Praj has been working my teeth for awhile now. She a highly skilled dentist. She’s done three fillings for me and has the gentlest touch with the local anesthetic. She is a master of teeth cleaning!Kalani R.
There is a common myth that dental care is painful, or at least uncomfortable and unpleasant. Here at Transcendentist in Berkeley, CA, we are on a mission to change the way you think about and experience dentistry. This is a place where the ancient melodies of Tibetan bell chimes and the luxury of plush velvet chairs blend seamlessly with the wonders of next generation technology. With our DIAGNOdent system, even the simplest of diagnostic procedures – cavity detection – is transformed to be gentler, faster, and more precise than ever.
The standard method of diagnosing a dental cavity is rather primitive. Typically, the dentist will probe the tooth surface with a sharp metal instrument. If the probe can penetrate the surface, it means the enamel is softened by decay. As you might know from experience, that technique is not comfortable, and it can even be painful. Furthermore, it is imprecise and not likely to catch the tiniest cavities.
DIAGNOdent is cavity detection for the modern era, high tech and highly efficient. The metal probe is replaced with a tiny laser, which illuminates compromised tissue. It can detect all types of cavities including proximal caries, fissure caries, and even calculus accumulation or periodontitis.
This small, handheld device can easily be used to scan all areas of the mouth, and even the smallest kids’ teeth. It instantly shows diseased and compromised tissue with florescence. The more severe the decay is, the brighter the florescence. By contrast, there will be little to no florescence of healthy enamel. This allows your dentist to quickly and efficiently analyze the condition of tooth enamel, and correct decay in its earliest stages before significant damage occurs. The benefits include:
Experience a gentler and more efficient dental checkupIf the term “dental exam” brings to mind images of a dentist poking and prodding at your teeth with metal tools, then it’s time for a different kind of dentist. It’s time for Transcendentist. Call us at (510) 800-7660 to schedule your appointment.
Dr. Praj Kamat considers it a privilege to be able to combine dentistry with being environmentally responsible. She was trained at the prestigious Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco and uses her skills and experience to provide top-quality dentistry to the communities in Berkeley, CA.
Dr. Ruhi Sangha believes that dentistry should be performed by caring and compassionate people. A graduate of the University of Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, she considers technology and innovation an integral part of a dental practice and strives to use the most modern techniques at the Transcendentist for the benefit of patients.
They are assisted by a team of top dental professionals including John Cuesta, Registered Dental Assistant; and Mariela Rios, Dental Assistant.