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All of our dentists avidly pursue continuing education in order to be leading practitioners in the field of dentistry. Dr. Huckabee has authored articles in leading dental magazines. For the benefit of our patients, we collect and present our dentists' published writings here on our website!

Microabrasion Article in Dentistry Today

New Digital Impressions Technology at Southwest Dental Conference

Southlake dentist Dr. Timothy Huckabee reviewed digital impressions technology at this month’s Southwest Dental Conference, Jan. 19. This new technology is being touted as an improvement over the obsolete goop and tray method used in the past by dentists to make dental impressions for crowns and bridges.

Southlake, TX (PRWEB) January 29, 2008 — Southlake dentist Dr. Timothy Huckabee spoke at the Southwest Dental Conference on Jan. 19, 2008, in the Dallas Convention Center Dallas Texas. His presentation was titled. “Replacing traditional crown and bridge impressions with the new technology of digital impressions…no more goop and no more trays!”

iTero has taken the headache out of taking an impression by allowing me to take predictable, repeatable impressions that create precision-fit restorations Dr. Timothy Huckabee a Cosmetic and Implant Dentist in Southlake Texas presented his review of the cutting edge technology that will change the way dentistry is performed.

“With the enhanced version of iTero, I have experienced a reduction in scanning per patient from 3 to 1.5 minutes,” said the Southlake dentist. “iTero has taken the headache out of taking an impression by allowing me to take predictable, repeatable impressions that create precision-fit restorations,” said Dr. Timothy Huckabee, DDS, a Texas-based Southlake dentist who is a current iTero user and beta tested both generations of the iTero digital impression system.

With iTero there is an improved accuracy of fit; my patients overwhelmingly prefer it to traditional impression taking methods, my laboratory appreciates the durable and accurate Cadent models, and I use it as a marketing tool to differentiate my practice.”

Prior to iTero, first-generation digital impression systems were hindered by their narrow application to only a small fraction of common restorative procedures, as well as a capital-intensive cost structure. iTero breaks new ground both clinically and economically with technology that can be used for all restorative options and a lab-based solution that significantly improves quality and service.

iTero technology utilizes a ground breaking intra-oral scanner that takes images to capture the 3-D geometry of the tooth preparation area, says the Southlake dentist. The digital model is magnified and displayed while the patient is still in the chair. This enhanced visualization, plus real-time analytical tools, enables the clinician to make adjustments as necessary before completing the scanning process. Once the dentist approves the image, the file is sent electronically to a Cadent-partnering dental laboratory. All of this takes less than 5 minutes of the clinicians’ or clinical staff time. The laboratory reviews the digital file and sends it electronically to Cadent’s manufacturing facility for milling into the physical model. Cadent returns the physical model to the local dental laboratory which applies the aesthetics and delivers the end-result–a beautiful, precise-fitting restoration–to the dentist, all within standard service times. The new technology is fantastic, adds Dr. Timothy Huckabee.

COVID-19 and Huckabee Dental

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We are temperature testing all staff twice daily for fever.  We also temperature test all patients. Anyone with a temperature above 100 will be sent home.
In this rapidly evolving situation we will continue to closely monitor guidelines and make changes to our current response as needed.  Non-clinical areas have increased disinfecting measures put in place At Cross Timbers Dental the health and well-being of our patients and team member has always been of upmost important. We understand the concerns and uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to being responsive to the needs of our community as the situation evolves and more information is provided.

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