Technology

Pennington, New Jersey dentist Dr. Donna Vagnozzi-Bucci, specializes in family dentistry and the treatment of complex dental problems. She has assembled an expert team of dentists and specialists from all backgrounds to offer patients the most comprehensive treatment options.

In addition, Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci uses cutting edge technology to deliver quicker, more precise diagnosis, personalized treatment plans, and comfortable treatment options.

Comfortable Pennington, NJ Dentist Office

Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci has carefully designed her Pennington, NJ dentist office to be comfortable and relaxing, without the sights, sounds and smells typically associated with the dentist. From our warm and inviting reception room to our spacious treatment rooms and spa amenities, you may find that you actually look forward to your dental visits.

CEREC One Visit Crowns
Let’s face it – who has time to go to the dentist. Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci understands how busy people and families are these days. That is why she is excited to offer patients the convenience of CEREC one visit crowns. CEREC uses CAD/CAM technology to allow the dentist to plan and create porcelain dental restorations in just one visit.

Now, you can have a dental crown or porcelain veneers in one day. CEREC uses high quality ceramic material. And the innovative software creates restorations that fit perfectly. CEREC is especially helpful for patients who have a dental emergency like a cracked tooth or broken crown. Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci is able to see the patient and repair the tooth in the same visit.

DIAGNOdent – Dental Cavity Detection
A beatiful smile starts with a healthy mouth. Dental cavities are a problem that affect children as well as adults. The DIAGNOdent is a tool that aids the dentist in the detection of dental caries. The pen like device can detect even the tiniest lesions, allowing the dentist to intercept tooth decay before it progresses.

VelScope – Oral Cancer Detection
We care … and we’ve gone the extra mile to prove it. The state-of-the-art device called the VELscope Oral Cancer Screening System is available in our office! Along with our conventional oral screening exam, which includes looking inside your mouth for any lesions that might be visible to the naked eye and feeling your neck for any suspicious bumps, we can use the VELscope to literally see beneath the surface to detect potentially dangerous growths we might have otherwise missed.

The exam takes about two minutes as part of a regular hygiene/recall visit, involves no pain or inconvenience, and is completely safe. We think you’ll appreciate the peace-of-mind this screening can provide; the additional cost for this exam is reasonable.

Oral cancer is one of the few types of cancer that haven’t experienced a significantly reduced mortality rate in the past 30 years. In fact, the number of North Americans developing oral cancer is three times the number who develop cervical cancer. Health care experts recommend annual oral cancer screenings for all adults aged 18 and older. If you smoke or use chewing tobacco, screenings are recommended every six months.

Digital Dental X-rays
Digital dental x-rays are considered a standard in modern dental care. Dental x-rays allow the dentist to identify signs of disease and distress that may not be possible through a routine visual examination. Our dentists can maintain a record of your teeth with digital x-rays and look for changes in your teeth which could indicate occlusal (bite) instability.

Digital dental x-rays are extremely safe, exposing the patient to 99% less radiation that previous technologies. They are also faster and more comfortable compared to traditional x-ray methods.

Intra Oral Imaging and Photography
In addition to digital x-rays, Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci utilizes intra oral imaging and photography to aid in case planning. We’ve embraced digital technology to help us communicate on a level with patients that was never possible before. In addition to digital x-rays, Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci utilizes intra oral imaging and photography to aid in case planning.  Digital photographs provide us images to show patients areas with cracks, fractures, decay, etc.

Dental Sterilization and Infection Control
Comfort comes in many forms. Our sanitary standards create a worry-free environment that extends comfort even after your visit. Sterilization and the prevention of illness should be a concern of all dental offices. One of the prime sources of contamination can be water. Our self-contained water system creates 99.9% pure water for use in all treatment situations.

All instruments connected to the water system that touch patients are heat-sterilized after each patient’s use in our state of the art “Lisa” (hospital grade) autoclave. Items that are not heat-sterilized are disposed of and a new one is used for each patient.

Family and Spa Dentistry exceeds the safety and sterilization guidelines recommended by the American Dental Association, New Jersey State Board of Dentistry and OSHA. We constantly upgrade our infection control techniques by attending frequent courses and holding regular staff meetings so as to insure your safety and peace of mind. Some of the techniques we employ include:

  • Wearing gloves, masks, and protective eyewear during each patient examination and treatment
  • Sterilizing all instruments placed intra-orally in an autoclave or ultrasonic cleaner for germ free use
  • Cleaning and sanitizing each exam room fixture regularly to eliminate bacteria and its development
  • Consistently using a contracted sterilization monitoring service to ensure the effectiveness of equipment
  • Utilizing safety techniques to prevent cross-contamination by properly disposing of all products that are unable to be sterilized
  • Sterilization of all dental hand-pieces using Assistina- regarded as the ‘Rolls Royce’ in handpiece cleaning and maintenance systems
  • Covering patient chairs, x-ray units, and light handles with disposable plastic wraps
  • Using filtered water supplied to dental hand-pieces and air/water syringes

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  • You have been such a great support in the care for our mother over these years. I wanted to keep her pain free and you helped us with that. The last miraculous feat was the saving of that front tooth that broke. It made me smile because she hated that her teeth were discolored. She would have LOVED that shiny white tooth!! Thank you for that and, for contributing to alzheimer's research in her name.

    Brenda

  • I always have an outstanding visit and just recently referred two more people who raved about the experience they had! The proper time and attention to detail is always taken on every appointment.

    Lisa C.

  • Nan is awesome, she always makes me comfortable and explains everything clearly, I have and would recommend the office.

    Andrea P.

  • Everything is great and the service is amazing. This is the reason I drive over 1.5 hours each way to receive dental care there.

    Stephen G.

  • I’ve been going to Dr. Vagnozzi since she opened her practice. Everyone is amazing! Dr. Vagnozzi takes her time and really pays attention to detail. I always feel like she is giving me the best advice!

    Phyllis C.

  • I didn’t go to the dentist for a while because I had bad experiences. Then a friend referred me to the Spa Dentistry office. I usually see Dr. Silk. I have a lot of confidence in him and am very comfortable with everyone in the office now. The office is beautiful and comfortable. Everyone is friendly and professional and always makes you feel comfortable. I had two bridges done that have worked out great! I highly recommend the dental group to anyone because they are very personable and always make me feel comfortable.

    Robert T.

  • Just a little note of thanks for taking the time to deal with my big baby! He is terrified of the dentist and you made it a bit less scary for him. The tender pampering you and your staff offer goes a long way! Thanks a million.

    Kim and Ian

  • I have been a patient of Dr. Vagnozzi Bucci Spa Dental Practice since April 2002 and I’m extremely happy. I have dental insurance that I cannot use at the office however, I still choose to go there. The whole staff is superior in their technical abilities, attitude and professionalism. Every procedure I have had done there has exceeded my expectations. Painless dentistry at its finest. I can not use enough adjectives to describe and praise these doctors and professional staff. It’s not the dentistry you remember from your childhood; this is the dental practice of the future.

    Gayle D.

  • I just wanted to thank all of you for taking such good care of my aunt while she and my uncle were in the states from Australia. They were thrilled with her new teeth and told us you were amazing! I know medical/dental care is no where near as good in the U.K. or Australia as it is here, so I am glad if she had to have treatment, it was done by you. Thanks you again; I owe you one, but hope you don’t need any physical therapy anytime soon...

    David, Priscilla and Lynn

  • I want to thank you for going out of your way countless times to correct and fix my two permanent crowns. It is rare to meet a person of your character. I am lucky to have you and your magnificent staff care for me.

    Elizabeth