Dr Dana Kapparova Dental
216 East 39 Street
New York, NY 10016
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Dr Dana Kapparova


     “What you don't know, can hurt you…”

In order to treat you in the best possible way, a complete and thorough evaluation of your general and oral health is necessary.
Comprehensive Examination is a service we provide for all new patients and for our established patients every 3 years.

What is involved in the Comprehensive Examination?

  • Extensive Medical and Dental History.
  • Radiographic Examination (necessary X-rays).
  • Dental examination (detailed tooth charting).
  • Periodontal examination.
  • Head and Neck Cancer Exam(soft tissues of mouth, throat and surrounding structures)
  • Occlusion analysis.
  • Esthetic/Cosmetic analysis.

Medical and Dental History:

A dental visit is not just about teeth. It is also about your overall health. What goes on in your mouth can affect the rest of your body. What goes on in your body also can have an effect on your mouth.
Many diseases and conditions can affect your oral health.
Medicine for other conditions also can affect the health of your mouth.  
If you have certain medical conditions, you may need specialized oral and dental care.  

Your oral health also can affect other medical conditions. For example, if you are diabetic, a mouth infection can disrupt your blood-sugar levels and make your diabetes harder to control.  Periodontal (gum) disease may increase the risk of various medical problems. These may include heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and premature births.

An adequate medical and dental history also increases our awareness of diseases and medication which might interfere with your dental treatment.

Radiographic Examination:

The advantages of digital over film-based intraoral radiography are numerous. Within just seconds, digital imaging provides superior-quality images that can be enhanced, cropped, inverted, or embossed to aid clinicians in diagnostics and formulation of a treatment plan. With instant images that can be enlarged for patient viewing, patients have the opportunity to truly see and understand their diagnosis and make informed decisions regarding treatment options. Images are provided instantly without processing, which is pleasing to the patient and more efficient for office workflow. Not having to process film results in fewer office purchases and less downtime for processing and equipment maintenance.
The radiation dose received by the patient is greatly reduced compared with that used in film-processed images, safeguarding patients as well as staff.


Digital Panoramic Orthopantomograph:



Accurate and stable patient positioning

Correct patient positioning is assured by three positioning laser lights. Frankfurt and midsagittal lights aid finding the correct angulation of the patient's head and the occlusion correction light ensures proper anterior positioning.A rigid 5-point positioning system including forehead support, chin rest and bite fork eliminates patient movement. The open design allows easy viewing and positioning of the patient from either the left or right side.

The OP200 D has a patented method for dose-controlled Automatic Exposure Control. The system measures patient bone thickness from the ramus and defines individual exposure values for patients with different sizes. This also enables individual Automatic Spine Compensation values to reduce spinal shadow in the image for each patient.

V-shaped beam – clinically proven imaging geometry

The V-shaped X-ray beam adapts to the human anatomy, providing even greater detail and a wider mandibular image layer. The V-shaped X-ray beam also allows for more penetrating power for the thicker maxilla area.A V-shaped beam supports better imaging of the human anatomy than a standard beam and ensures a homogeneous image.

Partial programs – Decrease of dose

When a full panoramic image is not required, 1 to 5 segments of the horizontal image can be selected to expose only regions of diagnostic interest.

Dental Examination:


The diagnostic LED attachment lights up
those hard to see clinical problems that traditional examination procedures can not. It employs a non-invasive technique and is a must have for all dental professionals.





Early detection
The Radii Plus diagnostic LED attachment emits a safe white light which passes through tooth structure. A healthy tooth has an index of light transmission greater than that of decay or calculus. The diagnostic attachment is a great tool to assist you with early caries management.

The Radii Plus diagnostic LED attachment is ideal for patients who are not suitable for radiographs.

Adjustable brightness
Depending on your requirements,  brightness of the light can be altered from high to low by holding down the on/off button.

Optional diagnostic adapter tip
Should a finer beam of light be required to illuminate sites where access is difficult,  an adapter tip is also available. Simply replace the lens cap with this adapter.



Easily identify:
•     Cracked tooth syndrome
•     Depth of a subgingival fracture
•     Subgingival calculus
•     Interproximal decay
•     Caries, where the radiographic image is questionable
•     Caries removal within a new preparation
•     Hidden root canal openings
•     Non-vital teeth
•     Leaking restorations
•     Root tips in surgical extractions


Clinical Charting:

A meticulous tooth by tooth recording of decay, conditions of the teeth and mouth, prior treatment and restorations, treatment that needs to be performed, positions of teeth, impactions etc.

Periodontal Examination:

Recording the pocket depths. mobility of teeth, bone loss, calculus, bleeding, swelling,  recession etc.

Intraoral Camera:


Custom Patient Presentation: