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Atlanta West Dentistry

October 31, 2015 17:07 ET

Marietta Dental Office Adds New 3-D Technology

MARIETTA, GA--(Marketwired - October 31, 2015) - Atlanta West Dentistry, a comprehensive dental office that provides solutions for missing teeth, has added new 3-D technology to enhance diagnosis and treatment planning.

The practice added a cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) machine that can be used to treat issues for all phases of dentistry. The scanner rotates around a patient's head while taking hundreds of images, giving the doctors 3-D images and a precise view of the patient's teeth and oral cavity.

"It will allow us to see early signs of pathology, including cancer, as well as other dental problems," said Dr. Travis Watson, who operates Atlanta West Dentistry with his wife, Dr. Cameron Watson. "It will also allow for virtual dental implant planning that improves results and prognosis for implant restoration."

Most general dental practices in the Atlanta area are not equipped with CBCT technology and require patients to visit specialists, adding time and cost to treatments. At Atlanta West Dentistry, patients can expect to have Drs. Watson handle their dental care from start to finish under one roof. Using the 3-D images, the doctors can virtually plan a patient's entire treatment for procedures like dental implant placement.

Dr. Travis Watson said the practice has already seen the benefits of CBCT scanner compared with traditional two-dimensional X-rays. He added that patients are impressed with the clarity of the CBCT images and find it easier to review their dental problems and diagnosis.

"We are excited to not only have IV sedation for our patients' comfort, but also cone beam 3-D technology," Dr. Travis Watson said. "We feel that this puts us at the forefront of where implant dentistry is today. In addition, when virtual surgery is done during the implant planning process, the actual implant placement is very quick and very conservative in terms of surgery, which makes for far less postoperative discomfort, and our patients appreciate that a lot."

Atlanta West Dentistry, 1808 Powder Springs Road, is a state-of-the-art office built in 2013. The practice provides all phases of dentistry, including preventive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, sedation dentistry and dental implants. Dr. Travis Watson and Dr. Cameron Watson use the latest techniques and technology to provide thorough and compassionate dental care to all their patients.

The Atlanta dental practice offers the cosmetic solution Invisalign, which uses clear aligners to gradually move teeth into a more appropriate position; dental implants to replace single missing teeth and entire arches of missing teeth; laser dentistry to treat patients with gum disease; and comfortable digital impressions. The staff also uses a handheld device known as The Wand, which delivers local anesthesia without pain.

A Georgia native, Dr. Travis Watson earned his undergraduate degree in microbiology at the University of Georgia. He then received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. Following dental school, Dr. Travis Watson was accepted into the General Practice Residency at University of Alabama-Birmingham, one of the country's top residency programs. The program expanded Dr. Travis Watson's dental skills to include oral surgery, dental implant placement and IV sedation.

Dr. Travis Watson has completed more than 2,000 hours of continuing education over the past 10 years. He has trained at The Dawson Academy and The Pankey Institute, two of the most prestigious dental training institutes in the country. Dr. Travis Watson is one of the youngest dentists to have earned a Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry. In 2014, he was rated in Atlanta Magazine as one of the city's 5-star dentists, and during his residency, he was presented with the Most Outstanding Resident award. Dr. Travis Watson also holds a Fellowship with the International College of Dentists and is president of the Georgia Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Cameron Watson earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in 2002. She trained in sedation dentistry with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. Dr. Cameron Watson renders safe nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation to patients suffering from dental anxiety or for patients who need multiple treatments completed in one visit.

Dr. Cameron Watson is trained to place Invisalign for patients with crooked teeth, gapped teeth or mild bite issues. She completed her training in orthodontics with the Aligntech Institute -- the makers of Invisalign -- and American Orthodontic Society. She also received training in endodontics from the Essential Dental Training Center in New York City.

Dr. Cameron Watson was listed by Cobb Life Magazine as a rising star younger than 40. She holds memberships with the Georgia Dental Association, American Dental Association, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, Northeast District Dental Society and American Orthodontic Society.

Atlanta West Dentistry supports the Kiwanis Club, Alzheimer's Association, WellStar Foundation, March of Dimes' March for Babies, The Center for Children & Young Adults of Cobb County (CCYA), Good Samaritan Health Center and MUST Ministries.

Atlanta West Dentistry serves patients of all ages and provides beautiful and natural-looking restorations that will last for years. Patients in the Atlanta area struggling with missing teeth can find solutions by visiting the website www.AtlantaWestDentistry.com or calling the office at 770-744-4619.

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