Facilities and Equipment

TenderCare Dental offices incorporate state-of-the-art facilities and equipment in order to provide the best dental care and treatment for patients of all ages.

Digital Imaging

The dentists and staff at TenderCare Dental use the latest Digital Imaging Technologies, enabling a more comprehensive dental exam, the identification of cavities in between your teeth, and  the analysis of the health of your bone. The dentists at TenderCare Dental can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, and assess damage when trauma occurs.

TenderCare Dental dentists and staff choose carefully regarding when x-rays are taken. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50% less when compared to traditional methods. Digital imaging also provides patient images that can be quickly and easily transferred to specialists or insurance companies.

Intraoral Camera

TenderCare dentists and staff utilize intraoral camera technology to enhance your understanding of your dental needs. An intraoral camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long – that enables clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums in order for dentists at TenderCare Dental to accurately make a diagnosis.

With clear, defined, enlarged images, details are seen that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. Intraoral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.



Cavities can hide in your teeth. Among the newest technologies for locating and treating cavities is a small laser instrument called the DIAGNOdent, which scans your teeth for hidden decay.

The widespread use of fluoride supplements in dental materials, toothpastes and drinking water has made tooth surfaces harder and more resistant to decay. While x-rays and probing with an explorer detect some evidence of tooth decay, they are limited when it comes to finding decay below the surface of a tooth, particularly when the cavity is in its early stages.

The DIAGNOdent allows the dentist to locate hidden decay, and with the treatment strusted the spread of disease before it destroys the tooth from within. A pen-like probe simply glides over the tooth surfaces constantly checking the health of the tooth. A number scale and an alarm signals the operator and patient when there are signs of hidden decay. This new technology is safe and pain free for patients.


Use our convenient, secure online form to schedule an appointment for you or your family at one of our locations. Our Portland, OR dentists have locations throughout the metro area.