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Northwood Dental Continues To Improve Dental Care In Traverse City Area

Local dentist, Dr. Brian Klym has added the Kodak 9000 to his dental treatment success repertoire. This advanced 3D imaging system improves dentistry diagnostics, dental visit comfort and scanning safety. The benefits of three-dimensional scans includes increased patient convenience, more exacting measurements and a dramatic reduction in radiation doses compared to other methods.

Improved Diagnostics: Dr. Klym can now determine a diagnosis more accurately and more quickly, helping to minimize repeat visits, saving patients time and money. "Before I even start, I can see the whole three-dimensional anatomy of the root canal where before I could not." Dr. Klym said.

Comfort: Tailored specifically for a patient to sit facing outward, the Kodak 9000 allows patients to see their Northwood caregiver as the scans are performed-making it a more comfortable experience. "You stand up in the machine, and it's very open room, you don't feel confined, no sense of claustrophobia. The average scan is only 24 seconds."

Technology: The Kodak 9000 shows high-resolution images, allowing Dr. Klym to perform more informed and precise procedures. "I get a three-dimensional 'model' of the bone, and that allows me to see things that I can't see two dimensionally," said Dr. Klym. "I can take precise measurements."

Safety: The Kodak 9000 uses significantly less radiation than many other imaging systems. As Dr. Klym explains, "[Other] medical scanners acquire images that use radiation doses of 40-60 times that of the cone beam that we're using. Ours is even less than the typical cone beam, so it's more like other scanners are 80 times more."

The Kodak 9000 imaging system allows Dr. Klym to capture and view three-dimensional images of a patient's mouth, allowing for an unprecedented level of anatomical detail-and a comprehensive assessment of a patient's oral health.

The addition of the Kodak 9000 imaging system is the latest in a series of events illustrating the continued development of Northwood Dental. Dr. Klym and his team of professionals have provided a full range of dental care to the Traverse City area for years, including but not limited to:

General Dentistry:

  • Hygiene/Preventive Care
  • Periodontal Therapy
  • Emergency Services

Restorative Dentistry:

  • Dental Implants
  • Tooth Saving Root Canals
  • Mercury-free Fillings (natural looking)
  • Crowns/Bridges

Cosmetic Dentistry:

  • Smile Makeover Veneers
  • Invisalign® clear 'braces'
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Cosmetic Tooth Bonding

Sedation Dentistry:

  • Comfortable, safe alternative for patients in pain or anxiety

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The entire staff at Northwood Dental is hand-picked for their training and experience in all dental areas. Whether seeking a routine preventative visit or restorative implants, Dr. Klym and his team are prepared to give patients a positive and comfortable experience.

And according to Northwood's patients, they succeed. Their dental office website contains testimonials from real patients in the Traverse City area who explain why they prefer Northwood Dental: from complete health to natural-looking results.

Dr. Klym's passion for dentistry runs in the family. His father was an endodontic specialist, bestowing on him an appreciation for dental care at an early age. Now as a general dentist, Dr. Klym is capable and trained for a full range of dental services.

Located in Traverse City, Michigan, Dr. Klym and his team at Northwood Dental continue to grow and seek new patients to serve. They hope to expand their service to help new patients and make a positive difference in their lives.

To learn more about their local office and advanced treatments offered, contact Northwood Dental at (231) 947-7202, or visit them online at


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