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.

We now utilize the TRIOS 5 intra-oral scanner. This scanner features unprecedented patient protection and infection control. It has several hygienic design features that minimizes risk of cross-contamination.

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.

i-Cat Precise Cone Beam – Our state-of-the-art x-ray machine delivers fast, high quality images that results in both lower exam time and more accurate diagnosis. It’s utilized in a wide range of dental applications, allowing for a complete treatment plan from a single exam.

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.

Headlight and 5 Power Magnification

Also known as telescopic loupes, Dr. Johnson and our hygienists use 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 and his team 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.

Dentist checking a patient's mouth

Patient Reviews

I was at our cottage in Tawas on a Thursday morning when I lost a large filling. Dr Johnson took me as an emergency patient. I had called about 6 other offices and no one would even look at me. He did a very nice and painless filling. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I would defiantly go back to this office.


I have worked in this office for 25 years, with the last 4 years working for Dr. Johnson. It is a great place to work! The atmosphere is fun and friendly, while being professional at the same time. The entire team prides itself in giving our patients the best dental experience from beginning to end. Dr. Johnson is a highly qualified dentist who specializes in Implants, Endodontics, and IV Sedation. Come, see for yourself!