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Non-Invasive Screenings

Non-Invasive Screenings

Our Enhanced Wellness Dental Hygiene Visits

ProHEALTH Dental provides convenient, non-invasive chairside screenings for critical clinical vital sign data that may reveal an undiagnosed medical condition. While this is not a definitive diagnosis of a particular health complication - it may indicate the need for further evaluation. Patients who are identified as being potentially at risk are referred to their primary care physicians for further assessment, and we then coordinate our dental care with our patients' medical care. Dental visits are generally more frequent than medical visits. Because of this, we are taking the opportunity to provide more than just your standard dental screenings. We include non-invasive medical screenings to identify underlying health issues.

How Does This Work?

Once a year, at your annual dental hygiene visit, the hygienist will conduct simple, non-invasive health screenings. These screenings allow us to be proactive in helping you achieve the best overall health outcomes and ensure your well-being during your visits with us.

Non-Invasive Screenings Include:

  • Blood Pressure Screenings - Blood pressure monitoring may determine a patient who presents with high blood pressure (hypertension) which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Your blood pressure is measured by placing a cuff on your arm to register.
  • Pulse Oximetry Testing (especially important during COVID pandemic) - Blood oxygen saturation readings with a pulse oximeter with values below 90% or low oxygenation can be correlated with mild effects such as headaches and shortness of breath or more severe effects which may interfere with heart and brain functions. This is measured with a simple pulse oximeter device placed on the tip of your finger.
  • Cardiac Rhythm Testing - This is used to identify normal or possible abnormal cardiac conditions. The test provides an immediate cardiac rhythm reading. Abnormal readings may be an indicator of heart arrhythmia and it's recommended this is thoroughly evaluated by a physician. The recording is made by gently placing your fingers on a recording pad for 30 seconds.
  • Oral Cancer Screening - Oral cancer is an abnormal finding that a dentist is well equipped to diagnose. We perform a comprehensive oral cancer examination. We use enhanced light transmission assisted visual inspection with Identafi, and bi-digital palpation to assist in revealing potential cancerous oral lesions. Our dentists also conduct a thorough head and neck examination.
  • Sleep Disorder Screening - If left untreated sleep apnea has been directly linked to hypertension, strokes, heart attacks, type 2 diabetes, cancer, dementia, industrial and automobile accidents, and even sexual dysfunction. A questionnaire, developed in conjunction with our clinical affiliates, screens patients for sleep-related breathing disorders.

Contact us now to learn more about our medical screenings for comprehensive health.

What Makes Us Different

What You Get When You Choose ProHEALTH Dental
  • Dental Care Integrated with Your Medical Care

    By creating clinical affiliations with large medical groups, we can coordinate your medical and dental care and benefit from healthcare providers behind us, from general practitioners to sleep specialists.

  • Enhanced Preventative Care & Wellness Visits

    Unlike other dental offices, our preventative care dental hygiene visits include non-invasive screenings that provide an extra step in prevention of some serious health conditions.

  • Trusted By Patients Across New York & New Jersey
    The dentists at ProHEALTH Dental have amassed a significant number of positive reviews and are proud to be trusted by our patients, their families, and other dental offices across New York and New Jersey.
  • Passionate About Protecting Your Oral Health
    At ProHEALTH Dental, you can expect more than at any other dentist’s office. We stand behind our work because it’s not just work to us; keeping your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy is our passion.

Reviews From Happy Patients

    “So happy with my care and visit.”
    “Wonderful Experience. Johanna Barcia, the dental hygienist, was amazing. She takes the time to talk to her patients, explain how to best care for your team, and very gentle on cleaning. The doctor was lovely too as well as the front desk staff.”
    - India L.
    “My son was very comfortable and happy with the visit.”
    “My son was very comfortable and happy with the visit. At first, he was a nervous wreck but he can't wait to go back to his second visit and he liked his doctor and assistant and it was just an all-around great visit.”
    - Nancy A.
    “I totally recommend this place.”
    This place is great. I don't like going to the dentist IoI but they make you feel calm and confident. The hygienist Johanna Barcia is amazing and very professional.

    I totally recommend this place.
    - Pilis S.
    “Nicest dentist I’ve ever had”
    Dr Kuang at pro health dental in Howard Beach is the nicest dentist I’ve ever had. She is patient and explains things. I’ve been to many dentists before, but she is the only one who hasn’t pushed procedures until making sure it’s necessary. Highly recommended.
    - Roseann M.
    “For the first time in my life, going to the dentist has been painless.”
    For the first time in my life, going to the dentist has been painless. Thanks for your professionally run practice and office staff.
    - Dennis J.
    “Safe, comfortable, clean, professional”
    Safe, comfortable, clean, professional are just an understatement of how excellent this dental group truly is. Annie is totally amazing, Katherine the dental hygienist is beyond a pleasure to work with. I'm glad I choose this facility for my dental needs. I'm bringing my spouse here next..
    - Michelle M.
    “I felt well-cared for throughout the entire visit.”
    I recently had an emergency appointment at Pro Health Dental, and I couldn't be more satisfied with the care I received. From the moment I walked in, the staff was exceptionally friendly and accommodating. The dentist took the time to explain the issue and the treatment options clearly, which put me at ease. I felt well-cared for throughout the entire visit. Pro Health Dental truly excels in providing top-notch emergency dental care, and I highly recommend their services.
    - Ronald F.
    “Overall a great practice!”
    The entire team is very professional and compassionate, from the dentists to the front desk. Appointments are spot on with little to no wait time. Overall a great practice!
    - Steven E.

Did you know oral health is essential to overall health?

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