Technology

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Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the most advanced technology available. We offer digital x-Rays, intra-oral cameras, diagnostic lasers, and ZOOM Whitening.

Intra Oral Camera

This wonderful new technology allows you to relax in your chair while simultaneously observing a real-time pictures of the inside of your mouth magnified beyond normal size on an adjacent computer monitor! Not only does this make it simple to see and understand what the doctor is telling you, but it makes it simple for us to keep incredibly accurate records from one visit to the next.

Sterilization and Patient Safety

Our office uses state of the art sterilization to ensure patient safety. Sterilization and disinfection are the basic steps in instrument processing and surface asepsis. Sterilization refers to the use of a physical or chemical procedure to destroy all forms of microorganisms, including the highly resistant spores.

We use Rapid Steam Autoclave at 275º F(35psi), for 15-20 minutes

First, the instruments are prepared for the sterilization process. Patient debris and fluids are removed by placing the instruments in ultrasonic pre-cleaning to remove debris ultrasonic for 8 minutes. Following this pre-disinfection step the instruments are transferred to an ultrasonic cleaner for another 15 minutes .Then the instruments are rinsed, dried, placed in self sealing sterilization pouches and sterilized in the autoclave. Instruments which can not be heat sterilized, are immersed in 2% glutaraldehyde for 10 hours to cold sterilize.

We use Biological, Chemical and Mechanical indicators to monitor our sterilization process.

Using bacterial spores to monitor the sterilization process is referred to as biologic monitoring (or spore-testing), and the bacterial spores used for monitoring the sterilization process are referred to as biologic indicators (BIs). Of the three methods, biologic monitoring is regarded as the most valid for monitoring the sterilization process, for it uses live, highly resistant bacterial spores.

We biologically monitor our sterilizer once a week to ensure complete sterilization using spore strips and keep accurate records for our monitoring. These strips are enclosed in a glassine envelope and processed through the sterilizer. They are then sent to our spore testing center where they are tested for live spores.

Chemical monitoring involves using chemical indicators (CIs) that change color or form when exposed to specific high temperatures or to the sterilizing conditions within a sterilizer. This is referred to as chemical monitoring (or process monitoring). We use sterilization pouches that have special marking that change color when subjected to sterilizing temperatures.

Mechanical monitoring involves observing and recording the physical aspects (e.g., temperature, pressure, or time) of the cycle when the sterilizer is being operated. Our Sterilizer is serviced regularly to ensure proper functioning.

CerecMachine

CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or Ceramic Reconstruction) is a dental restoration product that allows a dental practitioner to produce an indirect ceramic dental restoration using a variety of computer assisted technologies, including 3D photography and CAD/CAM. With CEREC, teeth can be restored in a single sitting with the patient, rather than the multiple sittings required with earlier techniques. Additionally, with the latest software and hardware updates, crowns, veneers, onlays and inlays can be prepared, using different types of ceramic material.

LaserWater Lase Machine

Waterlase Dentistry- Are you scared of going to the dentist because you'll hear the dreaded drill screeching in your ear? Or maybe you are terrified of the needle — and who likes leaving the dental office with a droopy or puffy face? These dental fears can be minimized with WaterLase Dentistry. The WaterLase is a dental laser that enables the dentist to use minimal and in some cases even no anesthetic or drills to perform many routine dental procedures! Waterlase Dentistry is the use of laser energy, combined with a spray of water, a process called HydroPhotonics to perform a wide range of dental procedures, more comfortably. It can be used for cutting teeth, bone and gum tissue and can also do things that can?t be accomplished with traditional tools such as the drill and scalpel.

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McKaskle Family Dentistry

Our goal is to provide superior quality dental care which caters to all dental needs of a person. We consider both aesthetics and dental health factors when performing the treatment which enables us in coming out with wonderful smiles for our patients.

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Our Testimonials

After having neglected regular dental visits for years, I was very pleased with my dental visit here. All of the staff made me feel welcomed and Dr. McKaskle took his time explaining the results of his findings with me. The office was very clean and nice. I just may be getting over my fear of dental visits! Very pleased with the whole experience!

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This is a family dentistry and I've had the pleasure of being a patient of both Dr. Blake and Dr. Derek. They are very kind and compassionate, truly taking the time to know each patient on a very personal level. The staff is great, all have such wonderful personalities and make you feel so welcomed from the minute you come in the door. I have never experienced such personal attention from any dentist I've been to before moving here!

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The dentist and their staff are amazing! They are sensitive to each of your needs and keep you as comfortable as possible. I have been to many dentists, but this group I LOVE! I always feel welcomed and special each time I come in.

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The staff was awesome. The receptionist Karen was great very helpful and informative. Susie was awesome. Everyone made you feel welcomed and did not treat you like a patient but part of the family, like you have known the staff for a long time. Will defiantly recommend others to Dr. McKaskle.

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I was extremely pleased with Dr. Laura's patience, care, and concern for me. Her follow-up phone call to me today expressed her genuine interest in me as her patient.

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McKASKLE Family Dentistry
22167 Westheimer Pkwy, Suite 110,
Katy, TX 77450

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281-599-8003

McKASKLE Family Dentistry
1437 FM 1463, Suite 200,
Katy, Texas 77494

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Office Hours

Monday 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Friday * 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

* Alternating Fridays

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