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Farmington Dentist, Dentist in Farmington, NM


Farmington Family Dentistry

Jonathan Heaton, DMD

Anthony Quintana, DDS



Our Technology


Digital X-Ray

Digital x-rays are quickly becoming adopted by a large percentage of the dental industry. A digital x-ray allows the dentist to take an image of the tooth or teeth and put it into an imaging program. Within this imaging program, there are a number of tools that will allow the dentist to take a very close look at the teeth and surrounding structures with amazing accuracy. As a benefit to the patient, the digital x-ray also provides nearly 80% less radiation than a standard x-ray. This is due to the fact that the digital version of the x-ray is much more sensitive to this radiation and has been specifically designed with the patient in mind.



When you come to our office you can be assured that our sterilization protocol meets or exceeds the guidelines issued by the Center For Disease Control and the Occupational Safety and Health Agency. Some of the precautions we take are as follows:

  • Instrument sterilization is performed under heat and pressure.
  • Our dental handpieces are heat sterilized after each use.
  • Disposable items are used whenever possible.
  • Anesthetic cartridges and needles, air/water syringe tips, saliva suction tips, etc. are all discarded after one use.
  • Before and after each patient, all work surfaces, lights' and units are disinfected with a strong bactericidal and viricidal agent.
  • New gloves are worn by the clinical staff for each patient. It is not uncommon to use several pairs of new gloves for a patient if the procedure is lengthy.



Intraoral Camera

The intraoral camera is an amazing diagnostic tool for viewing different angles in the mouth that we would not have been able to just a few years ago. The camera gives us the ability to view the entire mouth on a monitor so that we can get a closer look at any potential issues or problems that may arise. In addition, the patient will have the ability to see for themselves first hand the same images we are seeing. These digital images are also excellent for gaining procedure acceptance from insurance companies.


Rotary Endodontics

Endodontics, more commonly known as root canal, is a procedure where the roots or nerves of the tooth are removed. This is often due to the fact that they are infected and the tooth is causing pain.

Rotary Endodontics is a way of performing the root canal utilizing a specific electrical handpiece. This tool often makes the process faster and allows the dentist to perform the process with greater ease.

We proudly offer Digital x-ray at our convenient location in Farmington, NM. Digital x-ray allows Dr. Jonathan Heaton to provide you with minimal radiation when taking dental x-rays. Radiation can be reduced up to 80%.