Dental Technology Experts


Your enjoyable dental experience depends on your comfort and safety. The Parkside Dental team utilizes the latest technological advances in dental equipment and techniques to ensure your satisfaction with both your dental care visit and continued excellent health.

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays or digital radiographs are a technological advancement that result in less exposure to radiation for our patients and an almost instantaneous picture for our dentists. Unlike traditional, film-based x-rays, digital x-rays often show more detail and can be archived in our system for future reference and comparison. You will appreciate a more comfortable visit with less waiting and quicker treatment.

Intra Oral Camera

You see what your dentist sees. By using an intra oral camera, you will have a greater understanding of your oral health and of the treatments that the doctors are prescribing for you. Parkside Dental’s use of this dental technology goes a long way in educating our patients about their oral health, while lessening any feelings of anxiety that some patients may feel while visiting the dentist.

Digital Photography

Digital photography gives your dentist instant images to use for cosmetic imaging or to keep on file to track your progress. Digital images can be saved electronically and are more efficient than traditional photographs that show less detail and must be taken off-site for development.


Along with conventional oral screening exams, which include looking inside your mouth for any lesions that might be visible to the naked eye and feeling your neck for any suspicious bumps, our dental offices also offer the VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening System.  The VELscope® System is a revolutionary handheld device that provides your dentist with an easy-to-use adjunctive mucosal examination system for the early detection of abnormal tissue. This technology can literally see beneath the surface to detect potentially dangerous growths that might have otherwise been missed. The VELscope® exam takes about two minutes, involves no pain or inconvenience, and is completely safe.

Sedation Dentistry

Parkside Dental wants you to feel comfortable and confident about coming to visit us. For those who suffer from extreme anxiety, our office offers sedation dentistry as a safe and reliable way for you to feel relaxed. With extensive training in sedation dentistry, Dr. Matlaga and Dr. Simmons offer you the most comfortable experience possible. If you have been putting off years of dental work, while living in pain or with embarrassing oral problems, sedation dentistry can change your life.