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Serving patients throughout Macomb County, Oakland County, and beyond, the Shelby Township dental office of Dr. Ban R. Barbat is known for offering advanced dentistry for all ages.To minimize treatment time, speed healing, and optimize treatment outcomes, Dr. Barbat and her team utilize some of the most advanced techniques and technology available in the dental industry.

Patients enjoy a comfortable, single location that can attend to nearly every dental need. Some of the more advanced options include…

CONE BEAM 3D – imaging provides an advanced system that captures clear, concise and amazing views at the lowest radiation levels possible. In one pass around the patient, cone beam captures up to 600 images, used for:

  • ideal assessment of the jaws (for implant placement)
  • evaluation of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ)
  • review of airway passages
  • views of bone structure damage or bone loss
  • examination of teeth and facial structures for orthodontic treatment planning
  • lower wisdom teeth in proximity to the mandibular (lower jaw) nerve canal
  • evaluation of teeth and bone for signs of infections, cysts, or tumors
  • intricate view of tooth roots for optimal diagnosis and root canal treatment

Through these images, we may be able to find the root cause of a pain that can’t be seen on conventional x-rays, minimize treatment and even eliminate the need for additional x-rays.

Medit i700 Digital Scanner – is a hand-held piece that captures the complete structures inside the mouth, such as gum contours and tooth positions. Using a high-definition, 3D-in-motion video camera, this information is sent to a computer to record. The i700 views allow us to manipulate an image, rotate it, pan around it, zoom in or out, move from arch to arch, and more. The information is highly beneficial in preparation of crowns and bridges, orthodontics, nightguards, dentures, dental implants, and sleep apnea devices. This scanner also helps in providing information to dental laboratories.

Patients especially like that the scanner eliminates the goopy, bulky trays used to take impressions, providing more accuracy in a comfortable, fast process. Patients also appreciate having the digital views available to make informed decisions regarding recommended treatment.


The BioPak system records the functions and congruity of the upper and lower jaw, jaw joints, and associated muscles at various ranges.

This information is a significant aid in proper diagnosis and treatment planning for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, sleep disorders and craniofacial pain. It is also used to evaluate patients for restorative, orthodontic, denture, implant and ‘bite’ reconstruction.

The process is painless and results are available the same day.

TEKSCAN (T-Scan™) Digital Occlusal Analysis

Nearly EVERY dental procedure performed impacts occlusion (your ‘bite’ position). Poor occlusion affects quality of life.

A common method used to check one’s bite has been through ‘articulating paper.’ Although this method shows where bite contact is made, it fails to indicate when and with how much force.

T-Scan is the only technology that shows the measured force and the timing of occlusal surfaces coming together. Combining these two tools can paint a clear picture of the patient’s bite.

T-Scan provides dynamic occlusal measurement – revealing the level and timing of force on individual teeth and the occlusal stability of the overall bite.

This technology:

  • Finds problem areas associated with facial pain and tooth sensitivity
  • Enhances longevity of crowns, bridges, and veneers
  • Optimizes implant placement
  • Screens patients for balanced occlusion and tracks throughout treatment
  • Reduces repeat visits

Patients appreciate seeing their bite data on the screen, providing greater understand of how the forces on the screen correlate to what they feel in their mouths!


This dental laser eliminates or greatly minimizes bleeding during procedures, reduces numbing requirements, removes bacteria and easily uncovers gum tissue where implants have been placed.

Additionally, laser dentistry can quickly repair oral ulcers and beautifully recontour or repair gum tissue with a precision line.

Because the Nd: YAG Laser seals tissue as it goes, this means patient comfort is enhanced and healing time is faster.


Within minutes, NuCalm safely helps the mind and body to relax naturally.

Nucalm suppresses your body’s natural impulses by turning off the body’s “fight or flight” response, which is triggered when we sense fear, stress or anxiety. Unlike narcotics or controlled substances, Nucalm has no side effects.

In the process, we apply a calming gel full of essential nutrients that allow the body to enter a deep state of relaxation. Wearing noise reduction headphones, you’ll listen to soothing music specifically created to make your brain feel you’re ready for sleep. You’ll also wear special glasses to block out all light.

Then, small patches are placed placed behind each ear that help to coax a relaxation response directly from your brain.

NuCalm provides total relaxation without side effects or recovery time needed.

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