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Perrigo Dental Care

April 23, 2015 15:03 ET

Hoover Dental Practice Transitions to Digital Technology

HOOVER, AL--(Marketwired - April 23, 2015) - Dr. Lucas Perrigo, a top Hoover family dentist, recently announced that his practice will be completely transitioning to digital technology by the end of the summer.

Perrigo Dental Care will be eliminating paper charts, as well as installing digital sensors and a digital cone beam 3D CT scanner. The Hoover dental practice currently has six operatories, but Dr. Perrigo is planning a renovation project that will add five new operatories. The staff has already begun the transition, and the overhaul will end with the installation of the new equipment. The renovation is scheduled for completion in July.

For patients, digital equipment means less radiation and more efficiency. The new technology will also help to provide more accurate diagnoses. The upgraded equipment will allow Dr. Perrigo and his staff to more quickly and accurately read test results and images.

"We're moving in the right direction," Dr. Perrigo said. "The new technology will help us to be more efficient. We hope to see patients in a more timely manner and provide each of them with the best quality care possible."

Dr. Perrigo has owned the comprehensive dental practice, Perrigo Dental Care, for more than 10 years, serving the Birmingham suburban communities of Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, Helena, Pelham, Alabaster, Hewitt, Mountain Brook, Gardendale and Trussville.

Perrigo Dental Care offers preventive and family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, sleep apnea treatment, TMJ treatment and full mouth restoration with dental implants all under one roof. Individual services include cleanings, X-rays, dental sealants, fillings, porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, teeth-whitening treatments, bone grafting and sinus lifts, tooth extractions, gum disease treatment, Fastbraces, Invisalign and implant-supported dentures.

Dr. Perrigo moved to Birmingham, Ala., after earning his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn University in 1994. For two years, Dr. Perrigo worked in a dental lab as an orthodontic assistant while attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham and earning prerequisites for dental school. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry in 2002.

Following graduation, Dr. Perrigo worked for a cosmetic dental practice for one year and then another year at a denture and emergency dental clinic. In 2004, he purchased the location that is now Perrigo Dental Care from Dr. Donald Romano, who is still Dr. Perrigo's associate.

Dr. Perrigo has studied at international live-training dental implant courses and completed continuing education courses in cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry. He holds memberships with the American Dental Association, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Alabama Dental Association, Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and Birmingham District Dental Society.

Dr. Romano completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1971 and then received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry in 1976. Dr. Romano was inducted into the prestigious Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society, and received the Dean's Medal while attending the University of Alabama. Before establishing his Hoover dental practice, Dr. Romano served from 1976 to 1983 as an assistant professor of dentistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry.

For more information about family dentistry and other services, visit Dr. Perrigo's website, www.myhooverdentist.com or call 205-545-8004 for an appointment.

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