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What is cone beam technology?

Mar. 15 2022

dental 3d scannerAt Implant and General Dentistry of Long Island in Melville, NY, we are always reviewing and investing in the latest technologies to provide patients with the most beneficial services on the market today. We are excited to use some of the most advanced solutions to provide definitive diagnostic care for new and returning patients. With our cone beam 3D CT (computed tomography) machine, we are able to view what is going on in the smile to offer the best possible treatment for our patients.

What is cone beam 3D CT dental imaging?

Drs. Dean and Renee Glasser of Implant and General Dentistry of Long Island describe the cone beam 3D CT dental imaging services as a specialized and advanced x-ray device that allows them to get the best possible picture of a patient’s smile. Not only does this help in diagnosing certain conditions, but it also allows for the planning of placing dental implants. Traditional x-rays have a fan-shaped appearance to their x-ray beams, while the cone beam imaging system has a funnel or cone-shaped appearance to the x-ray beams.

What are the benefits of using cone beam 3D CT dental imaging?

3D imaging isn’t necessary for every patient who has diagnostic imaging done in our practice. However, it is extremely useful in the planning and performance of certain procedures such as tooth extractions, TMJ/TMD diagnostics, dental implant planning, and to prepare for root canal therapy. This technology uses approximately the same amount of x-ray radiation as a traditional x-ray machine, but offers the clinicians the benefits of having a more comprehensive view of the smile to make planning and diagnostics more accurate.

Schedule a visit with Drs. Dean and Renee Glasser to discuss your options for diagnostic imaging

Our team at Implant and General Dentistry of Long Island in Melville, NY is available to provide patients with the imaging services they need to get an accurate diagnosis and discuss possible treatment options. Dr. Dean Glasser reinvests into his practice to offer solutions such as cone beam technology. If you are interested in working with a team with the latest in dental imaging technology, consider working with us! Our facility is located at 458 Old Country Road and can be reached by phone at (631) 423-6767.


Dr. Dean Glasser is a respected Cosmetic and General Dentist, serving Melville, NY and the greater Long Island area. A Professor at Columbia University Dental School, Dr. Glasser is recognized as a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and as a Fellow of the following organizations: the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Hospital Dentistry and the Misch Implant Institute.

Using the Tap 3 Appliance for snoring and sleep apnea

Jan. 15 2020

At the practice of Dr. Dean Glasser, patients can obtain general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services. Additionally, patients with conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea or chronic snoring may also benefit from a visit to his practice. This is because he proudly offers treatment with the use of a special oral appliance called the Tap 3 Appliance.

Understanding the Tap 3 Appliance

Dr. Dean Glasser describes the Tap 3 Appliance as a mandibular advancement device. TAP stands for Thornton Adjustable Positioner. This custom-made appliance is created to snap in place over the upper and lower arch of teeth like a sports mouthguard or an orthodontic retailer. It can hold the jaw forward and keep the tongue and soft tissues in the throat from collapsing into the airway and causing problems such as snoring and sleep apnea. The appliance is designed to not only be effective but to be comfortable to wear as well.

What are the benefits of the Tap 3 Appliance?

Oral appliances such as these are often available through dental facilities in the area. However, the Tap 3 appliance is different than the rest. This oral device is:

• Comfortable to wear

• Easy to adjust over time

• Provides precision control of the jaw alignment

• Patient-friendly

• Effective when worn regularly

• Simple to create for proper fit and function

• Easy to care for and clean

Why wear the Tap 3 Appliance?

Patients who struggle with obstructive sleep apnea will find that they do not feel well-rested the following morning. This is because blockages are happening sometimes hundreds of times in one night, keeping patients from reaching the restorative levels of sleep needed to feel their best each day. By wearing an oral appliance, the airways can be maintained and patients can get a great night’s rest!

Interested in learning more about the Tap 3 Appliance?

Contact Dr. Dean Glasser and the team at Implant and General Dentistry of Long Island to discuss this solution with our area professional. The practice can be reached by calling (631) 423-6767 and visiting at 458 Old Country Road.


Dr. Dean Glasser is a respected Cosmetic and General Dentist, serving Melville, NY and the greater Long Island area. A Professor at Columbia University Dental School, Dr. Glasser is recognized as a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and as a Fellow of the following organizations: the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Hospital Dentistry and the Misch Implant Institute.

3 Benefits of Intraoral Scanners

Jun. 15 2018

Benefits of Intraoral Scanner | Dr. Dean GlasserUsing the latest and greatest technology isn’t just beneficial to our dentists and staff here at Dr. Dean Glasser's office, but it’s also beneficial to our patients. One of the latest technologies that we have invested in is intraoral scanners. By scanning your mouth, our wireless intraoral scanner helps us deliver fast and easy 3D impressions. So, what are the benefits to you as a patient? Let’s take a closer look.

Realistic Photos

Have you ever looked at an old-fashioned digital x-ray only to think that it looks more like an alien invasion than your actual mouth? Intraoral scanners take away the mystery of what you’re looking at and deliver clear photos that make it easy for you to see the exact condition of your mouth, teeth, and jaw.

Less Chair Time

When it comes to going to the dentist, the last thing you want to do is sit in Dr. Dean Glasser’s chair for hours and hours on end— no matter how nice he is. With our intraoral scanners, we can reduce the amount of time you sit in one of our dental chairs because they are faster than ever.

Digital Archives

Long gone are the days in which we would have to search through filing cabinets for old x-ray images of your mouth and jaw. Another great benefit of our intraoral scanners is that we can store all of your impressions in digital archives— making it easier for us to access them at every appointment.

Here at Dr. Dean Glasser’s office, we like to ensure that every one of your dental appointments goes as quickly and smoothly as possible which is why we have invested in technology like the intraoral scanners. Are you ready to schedule your next dental cleaning? Contact our Melville Office today at (631) 423-6767.


Dr. Dean Glasser is a respected Cosmetic and General Dentist, serving Melville, NY and the greater Long Island area. A Professor at Columbia University Dental School, Dr. Glasser is recognized as a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and as a Fellow of the following organizations: the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Hospital Dentistry and the Misch Implant Institute.

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My family and I have been using Dr. Glasser for 30 years. He is the best! He is a professional through and through as well a great guy. He's honest, ethical & always has his patients best interest at heart. He did an excellent job on my implants and caps I could not have gotten a better more beautiful new set of teeth any where else. - Richard G.

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