Dental Technology

Dental Technology

Technology in the dental field is ever-changing and Dr. Wood and Dr. Schapper enjoy learning how to integrate state-of-the-art equipment into their practice. Utilizing the latest advancements in dentistry allows Dr. Wood and Dr. Schapper to treat patients with less pain and in fewer visits which equals less time in the dental chair and a more comfortable experience from start to finish.

Dr. Wood and Dr. Schapper and their team spend many hours each year training and taking advanced courses to ensure they deliver the best care, safely. Employing the latest technology means consistent results, so you’ll know what to expect at each visit. You'll find that modern dental care with Dental Health PC leaves you smiling.

At Dental Health PC in Corvallis, OR, you'll discover dental care at its highest level. Technology, advanced training, and compassionate service are blended perfectly together to give you the best experience possible.

Same-Day Crown - CEREC

With the development of dentistry over the last couple of decades, dental procedures have become more convenient, involving lesser chair time.  This allows the patients to get the treatment completed in a very short time span.  CEREC - Chairside Economical Restoration using Esthetic Ceramic is the most advanced dental restorative system available and is a modern-day method of fabricating dental restorations. 

For procedures like crowns, veneers, bridges, etc., that traditionally require a messy impression, a temporary crown or bridge, and a second visit for placement, CEREC streamlines the process dramatically.

What does CEREC involve?

When you visit our dental practice to get a crown done, Dr. Kendall S. Wood and Dr. Matthew C. Schapper will examine your oral condition and determine your candidacy for crowns. With the help of a digital hand-held scanning tool, they scan and create an accurate digital impression of your teeth. The images rendered by the scans will be projected on a chairside computer screen, which can be viewed from multiple angles. This data will then be sent to a computer-aided milling machine, which carves out the restoration from a block of dental-grade ceramic. 

Advantages of same-day crowns

  • CEREC crowns can be made in a single visit to the dentist’s practice.
  • There is no need for a temporary restoration when the permanent one is being fabricated. 
  • The fit and contour of the crown will be excellent. 
  • Digital scanning eliminates the requirement to bite into a gooey mass to make the teeth mold.
  • CEREC can be used to make different types of dental restorations, that includes crowns, veneers, bridges, etc.

Intra-oral camera

When it comes to your teeth, a picture explains what words never can. An intra-oral camera can take pictures with such detail, it can show cracks and stress marks in a tooth that can’t be seen with the naked eye.

An intra oral camera allows us see with clarity and great detail, specific problem areas. Specialized hand-held cameras quickly capture the details of your teeth and gums and allow us to put them on a computer screen. We can explain the need for treatment more clearly by showing you what we see in your mouth.

As an added benefit, dental insurance benefits frequently pay easier with the visual proof of a captured image in our records which shows the need for treatment.

Cone Beam/3D X-Ray

We're excited to offer the most advanced imaging process in dentistry: ConeBeam CT scanning, or 3D imaging. This technology allows us to create virtually unlimited views of your teeth, face, and jaw with just one scan. We're able to obtain high-quality, detailed information to diagnose and plan your treatment needs. We can evaluate your teeth and facial structures from literally every angle and in 3D. Routine x-rays, on the other hand, produce a single flat image which provides limited information.

The ConeBeam CT imaging system is a digital x-ray scanner that rotates once around your head while you stand or simply sit in a chair. The process is quick, simple, and completely painless. The scans produced are as precise as conventional CT (CAT) scans, but use far less radiation. The applications in dentistry are limitless. We use these scans to provide the best treatment in dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction and diagnosis of dental and facial pain.

Regardless of your needs, 3D imaging makes it possible to plan and customize your care unlike never before. You can have absolute confidence and satisfaction in the treatment you receive while knowing we've analyzed every problem with 3D technology.

Digital X-ray

Digital films offer dramatically reduced radiation exposure while allowing the dentist diagnostic capability.

Technological advancements in x-ray technology provide multiple benefits, from safety to improved treatment results.


Safety- Our digital x-ray system provides unsurpassed safety by reducing up to 90% in radiation compared to most older film-based systems.

Time Savings– Images captured instantly with a digital sensor lessen the time you spend in the dental chair.

Better Outcomes - Improved image clarity increases Dr. Wood and Dr. Schapper's ability to diagnose and treat conditions. 

Solea Laser

Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is essential and can be achieved only by following an at-home dental care routine along with regular dental checkups and cleanings. But many patients postpone their dentist appointments or avoid them altogether because of dental fear; the majority of these patients show fear towards dental instruments that make loud, drill-like sounds. At Corvallis Dental Health, we offer Solea dental laser treatment, a fast, effective, and more appealing solution for restoring cavities, which is a good solution for many who fear visiting a dentist.

What Is Solea Dental Laser?

Solea dental laser is an FDA-approved, isotopic CO2 dental laser created to improve the patient experience, increase treatment efficiency, and minimize discomfort during a dental procedure. Solea is designed to replace handheld devices, including dental drills, to provide a comfortable patient experience.


Solea  laser technology offers the following benefits to the patients:

  • Reduced bleeding
  • Maximized comfort
  • Shorter treatment time
  • Less need for local anesthetics and injections, hence no pain.
  • Treatment of soft tissue, teeth, and bone with one tool
  • Treatment of different dental problems
  • Treatment of cavities and removal of decay without drilling or injections.
  • Cleaning and sterilization of gum disease pockets without scalpels or sutures.
  • Contouring of gums without scalpels or sutures.
  • Faster healing 
  • Efficient tissue regeneration.
  • Minimum or no damage to surrounding tissue

Who is an ideal candidate for Solea laser dentistry?

  • Anxious patients who require restorations
  • Patients with small to moderate decay in multiple areas of the mouth
  • Patients with gum disease or other soft tissue conditions
  • Patients who are anxious about getting injections.


869 NW 23rd Street, Corvallis, OR 97330

Phone: (541) 757-1829

Office Hours

Monday : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday : Closed

Saturday : Closed

Sunday : Closed

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Phone: (541) 757-1829