Education and Technology

Education

At our practice, we are committed to providing the most contemporary techniques and up-to-date technology. Dr. Cummins has completed some of the finest post-doctoral education programs in the country and is continually looking for new learning opportunities that could provide greater benefits for her patients and help them achieve better, healthier, smiles.

In addition to an Implant Prosthetics Mini-Residency with Dr. Robert Faulkner, some of the institutes that Dr. Cummins has completed education programs from include:

  • Midwest Implant Institute
  • WhiteCap Institute Center for Implant Training (Connective Tissue Grafting)
  • Hornbrook Center for Advanced Clinical Education
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • TOPS Institute

Dr. Cummins is a Preferred Provider with Invisalign. She has been awarded the Louisville Dental Society’s Professionalism Award and the Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics’ Excellence in Prosthodontics Award. Her credentials include training in:

  • Anatomage CBCT Imaging and Analysis
  • Advanced Implant Mentoring
  • Advanced Techniques for Mini Dental Implants
  • Durathin Veneers Anterior Aesthetics
  • Digital Photography for Dentistry
  • Botox Training and Certification
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

When Dr. Cummins isn’t researching new ways to improve her practice and provide added benefits for her patients, she is also an educator herself. Dr. Cummins is a lecturer and clinical experience preceptor for the Physician Assistant Masters Degree Program at Sullivan University, where she helps her students explore the link between whole body health and oral healthcare.

Dental Technology

cummins-technology-1The latest advancements in dental technology will make your procedures more efficient and comfortable. Dr. Cummins believes that her patients deserve the fastest, safest, and most successful dental treatments, so she brings all of the state-of-the-art technology into our practice.

Some of the technology we utilize at Prospect includes:

Digital Radiography

Digital radiography allows your doctor to see detailed images of the structures of your mouth. Digital radiography is better than traditional x-rays because the images are produced instantly. With digital radiography, there’s no more waiting around to find out results.

On top of that, digital radiography releases up to 90 percent less radiation than traditional x-rays, keeping you and your loved ones safer.

Intraoral Cameras

Intraoral cameras are small, non-invasive wands that can be placed comfortably inside the mouth. These intraoral cameras show vivid images of your teeth, gums, and surrounding bone structures.

These images can be immediately displayed chairside or on ceiling-mounted computer monitors. Now you yourself can see what’s going on with your oral health. Together, you and Dr. Cummins can discuss the health of your teeth while looking at them.

Laser Therapy

cummins-technology-2Lasers make many procedures more comfortable. They can replace the dental drill and other tools that patients tend to dislike.

Lasers can cut the soft and hard tissue of the mouth with impressive precision. Because of the exactness of lasers, the procedure is less painful and creates less anxiety for the patient.

Lasers can be used to make your smile healthier and more attractive. We use them for gum lifts, crown lengthening, and more. Lasers allow for much faster healing time for our patients, so you can start enjoying your new and improved smile sooner.

We are proud to offer the best in dental technology to our patients. Give us a call today to set up your appointment.