Dental Technology in Tawas City, MI

Advanced Technology For Superior Results

Modern, cutting-edge dental technology is used for the diagnosis of dental and oral issues.

At Tawas Bay Dental, we take pride in providing nothing but the best to our patients, every step of the way, and an important part of that is our dental technology. Using the most modern methods and equipment available, we can give you timely, expert, and precise diagnosis and treatment.

Get to know some of our latest technological tools of the trade to find out how we use them to give you top-notch dental care:

Patient getting her dental exam

Intra-Oral Cameras

These small cameras (about the size of a pen) are an excellent diagnostic tool, but also an important method of communication between patient and dentist. These cameras provide outstanding image quality and zoom abilities, allowing Dr. Johnson to zero in on the trouble spots. The other advantage is the patient can also see these images so that you can better understand the diagnosis and treatment methods he’s recommending.

Digital X-Rays

Digital radiography, or digital x-rays, has a lot of advantages. They use up to 90% less radiation than conventional x-rays, they’re faster, more accurate, and more comfortable for the patient. Instead of bite wings, the digital x-ray uses a small sensor to take the images of your teeth and send them to the computer. The computer images are highly detailed but can be enhanced even further, making it a fantastic diagnostic tool and aid in treatment.

Woman getting x-rays of her mouth taken
X-rays of the mouth

Panoramic X-Rays

Also faster and more accurate than traditional x-rays, panoramic x-rays provide a picture of the entire mouth at once. Imaging technology allows the pictures to be taken quickly and then stored so that they are ready for use at any time.

Cephalometric X-Rays

From the Greek kephalos meaning “head”, cephalometric x-rays provide a comprehensive picture of the side of the face. This is especially useful for the dentist to check bites, measure teeth, examine the jaw and cheekbone, and look for other oral issues. The cephalometric x-ray is especially useful when planning orthodontic work.

X-ray of the entire oral structure
Dentist checking a patient's mouth

Headlight and 5 Power Magnification

Also known as telescopic loupes, Dr. Johnson uses a powerful magnification tool to see the inside of his patient’s mouth with as much detail as possible while he is working. Together with the aid of the headlight, the loupe allows a high amount of precision, so that Dr. Johnson can see tiny details that would be invisible to the naked eye.

Tawas Bay Dental makes certain to have the most advanced technology, software, and treatment methods available – it’s our commitment to you, for the best dental care possible.

Patient Reviews

Dr Johnson, and his staff are top notch! I actually want to visit the dentist! From the moment my appointment begins, ( always on time) until I check out with the front desk staff, (always smiling) I am treated with care, and compassion. I have been so impressed, I am now using Dr. Johnson for all my dental needs, including cosmetic. His treatment plan was well thought out, pain free, and looks AMAZING! I truly cannot say enough great things about, Tawas Bay Dental, and will continue to recommend to all my friends and family.


So pleased with the staff at Tawas Bay Dental. As a tourist from out of town, they went above and beyond in getting me into to see the dentist
after suffering from a severe toothache on vacation. I can’t say enough about the receptionist who was so kind and professional in listening to my concerns. I would highly recommend them to anyone living in the Tawas area. Only wish I lived closer because I would switch dentists in a heartbeat.