Dental Technology


DIAGNOdent is a powerful new laser diagnostic tool used for early detection and diagnosis of tooth decay. It also helps locate decay that may be hidden in the cracks and crevices of teeth. Early detection means less damage, less pain, and less hassle for you. Since your health and convenience are our top priorities, we feel that DIAGNOdent is an important tool for maintaining and ensuring your oral health. Please contact us and learn more about DIAGNOdent and our commitment to your care at Alliance Family Dental.

Intraoral Cameras

Ever wonder what we see inside your mouth with those tiny hand-held mirrors? With intraoral cameras, you can see the insides of your mouth, live and in full color. Digital cameras embedded at the tip of a plastic wand relay images from inside your mouth to a chairside computer monitor. This tool lets us illustrate oral conditions and diagnoses with visual aids, so you can see and better understand the conditions of your mouth and make well-informed decisions. With intraoral cameras, Dr. Patrice Barber can best explain the various treatment plans available to you.

Digital X-Rays

We offer our Fayetteville patients in-office digital x-rays, for your convenience. Digital x-rays are computer-generated images. These images require up to 90% less radiation than conventional film type x-rays. Instead of using the traditional silver-oxide x-ray film that must be developed and then fixed in caustic and environmentally damaging solutions, the new system takes pictures via a small electronic sensor. This sensor instantaneously transmits a picture of the tooth onto the video monitor in the treatment room. This digital system allows us to see your teeth and surrounding structures immediately. Feel free to contact our Fayetteville, NC dental professionals for more details, or to make an appointment with Dr. Barber today!

Nitrous Gas

Nitrous oxide (N2O) or “laughing gas” falls into the category of sedatives known as “inhalation conscious sedation”. It has no color or smell, and it is not an irritant. It is easily administered through a mask and is the most frequently used sedation method in dentistry. The advantage of this form of sedation is that the effects quickly reverse and patients are able to drive themselves to and from their dental appointments.

Alliance Family Dental also offers orally administered sedation, which means taking a prescribed sedative in pill form. Patients often fall asleep while under this type of oral sedation! While the amount of sedation achieved with this method varies among individuals, many of our Fayetteville, NC patients find this method to be sufficient for decreasing anxiety levels and providing them with a stress-free experience during their dental treatments. Choosing this route will require having someone provide transportation for the patient to and from our practice in Fayetteville, NC.

Dentrix Practice Management Software

Dentrix software keeps our office running smoothly and our patient records organized. This secure software suite lets us maintain detailed records, including digital imagery and smile previews, without papers, folders, and bulky files. We, at Alliance Family Dental, can focus more attention on care and less time maintaining and searching through files! Computer monitors in each treatment room allow us to share digital images, so the patient can take an active role in his or her oral healthcare. Dr. Barber, our staff and valued patients in Fayetteville, NC are most certainly thrilled about this technology.