Tomlinson Dental

Dentist - Tampa, FL

Our Equipment


ID For Life Program. Your complete oral wellness program.

Oral Cancer Screening

During every dental checkup, we will visually check and feel around for any signs of oral cancer. With the use of OralID®, we check for signs of visible lesions inside the mouth and gently feel around the jaw for any lumps or swelling that may be present. Many early signs of oral cancer can go unnoticed by people as they go about their daily lives but we want to make sure that your overall oral health is in as best condition as possible when you see us for a dental checkup.

Oral ID. Shine Light. Change Lives.

What is OralID?

OralID® is an adjunctive screening device that uses fluorescence technology to aid clinicians in visualization of oral abnormalities. It is easy to use and non-threatening to patients. Dentists and hygienists use OralID to increase the efficacy of oral exams.

Oral ID

3Shape TRIOS Scanner

3Shape TRIOS is a 3D wireless intra-oral scanner that creates high quality digital impressions in color for better dental treatment evaluations.

It is comfortable, accurate and can be completed quickly, reducing chair time and improving dialogue between patient and dentist.

This technology is used for crowns and bridges, veneers, inlays and onlays, dentures, and orthodontic work.

3 shape trios intra oral scanner

InstaRisa 3D Facial Scanner

The revolutionary InstaRisa 3D Facial Scanner is a cutting-edge technology designed to transform your dental experience. This advanced equipment allows us to capture precise, high-resolution images of your facial structure in mere seconds, enabling a level of customization in your dental care that was previously unattainable. With the InstaRisa 3D Facial Scanner, we can enhance diagnostic accuracy, tailor treatments more effectively, and predict outcomes with greater precision. This technology not only streamlines the treatment planning process but also provides you with a more comfortable visit and faster results.

Cone Beam Computed Tomography

CBCT stands for "cone beam computed tomography". This is a particular x-ray machine that is used in situations where standard x-rays are not sufficient. The CBCT uses advanced technology which allows us to view 3D images of a patient's dental structure, soft tissues, bone and nerve pathways within the face and mouth. These special x-rays allow for precise treatments to be put in to effect due to its high quality images and the details within. When the CBCT x-rays are called for, we ask that patients wear comfy and loose fitting clothing and will have to remove any type of metal that can interfere with the scan itself. This includes but is not limited to; jewelry, hairpins, underwire bras and glasses.

Some of the most common procedures in which the CBCT is used are:

  • Impacted teeth
  • Locating oral pain
  • Evaluating jaws, nerves, nasal cavity, and sinuses
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Implant placement
  • Diagnosing TMJ
CBCT Scan Images

CariVu Caries Detection Device

CariVu is a portable cavity detection device that illuminates the teeth in order to detect not only cavities, but lesions and cracks.

CariVu images are read just like your normal x-rays and is safe for children as well as patients who are pregnant.

Early detection is key. During routine dental check-ups, the Carivu device can catch early states of arising issues, therefor we can determine the appropriate course of action and get treatment started early.

CariVu Cavity Detection Device

Digital X-Rays

Our office uses the latest in digital x-ray technology. Digital x-rays offer a detailed image of your entire mouth and also offer up to 80% less radiation than traditional film x-rays.

X-rays play an invaluable role in the diagnosis of dental problems, as well as provide a clear picture for a dentist to accurately diagnose and provide the necessary treatment.

We place a small sensor in your mouth. The sensor is connected to a computer by a thin wire. Next, an x-ray beam is sent through your teeth and into the sensor, which records the image of your teeth and sends it to the computer. The sensor can then be repositioned to image other sections of your teeth.

The digital dental x-ray system is more sensitive than dental x-ray film systems, so your exposure to x-rays is cut by as much as 90 percent. The large and color-enhanced images let you see what your dentist sees, so it's easier for you to understand how your dentist will treat your teeth. Your dental checkups take less time, and it's fun to watch this system work! Most patients are amazed.

Digital X-Rays

Intra-Oral Camera

We provide our patients with an intra-oral video examination. This allows both the doctor and the patient to see the condition of the mouth at the same time, then discuss treatment options.

SideKick Patient Education

We use the latest in patient education to educate our patients in their oral health, treatment recommendations, and treatment alternatives.

SideKick Patient Education