Digital Technology

Digital Technology

At the Northern Dental Centre, direct dental imaging, such as x-rays and intra-oral dental imaging is used by all of our dentists. Direct dental imaging is the latest in diagnostic tools that allow us to better diagnose the problems of our patients. Since moving from analog to digital imaging, the diagnostic process is simpler and faster. We can also retrieve images more easily and manipulate the images to get a better perspective of the real problems patients like you are experiencing.


X-rays are a crucial part of the diagnostic process. They’re vital for our dentists to not only determine what the problem is but the root cause of the problem.

Today we use digital x-rays because they use less waste and they can be produced much faster. Traditional x-rays used to use radiation to form the image, which is naturally harmful to everyone present. The digital version doesn’t use as much radiation and the images are of a far greater quality.

Intra-Oral Dental Imaging

Intra-oral dental imaging is a more accurate way of taking a picture of your mouth. We use several different types of intra-oral cameras here at Northern Dental Centre for procedures such as:

  • Dental Imaging of tooth decay
  • Invisalign Scans
  • Same Day Cerec Crown Scans
  • Guided Implant Scans
  • 3D scans

You may see one or many of the above dental imaging at your appointment with us here at Northern Dental Centre.

Cerec Crown Techology

CEREC crowns use a digital techology that allows you to have your tooth prepared, and crown cemented all in the same day with no need for a temporary crown in between.

After preparing your tooth, our dentists use an intra-oral camera to scan and create 3D images of your tooth. The camera is smaller than the point of a ball pen and is comfortable.

With the help of a computer, our dentists then design a digital 3D image of your tooth and crown with precise measurements. The design is edited for all the precisions such as indentations, ridges, pits, and fissures. Once the final design is ready, a milling machine carves a replica of the design to make a crown out of a single ceramic block.. Then, your dentist cements it to your tooth.

Contact Us

Northern Dental Centre
10014 102 Avenue Unit 201
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0Z7


Hours of Operation:
Monday 9:30am-8:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am-7:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Open Select Saturdays
Sunday: Closed

Other Services

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Dear Patients,

We are pleased to WELCOME YOU BACK! We are practicing SAFE DENTISTRY!

Rest assured that we have taken steps above what was required. After all, your health is our highest priority. We are finally OPEN and look forward to seeing you again soon!


  • When we speak with you regarding your appointment, we will be asking you additional screening questions. Patients who exhibit any symptoms will need to postpone their treatment.
  • When you arrive to your appointment, please wait in your car until your appointment time and bring as little as possible into the office with you.
  • If you have a mask or face covering, we encourage you to wear one to your appointment.
  • We will ask that you sanitize/wash your hands with soap and water upon entering the office and before leaving.
  • There will be a consent form for patients to sign upon arrival and we want you to know that the guidelines in place currently have staff member signing off on a daily consent that ensures they are ready and prepared to provide treatment in the safest possible way.

We want to assure everyone that our office takes the safety and health of our patients, their families, team members and doctors very seriously. Although our operations will be slightly different today than they were previously, we are excited to finally welcome you all back in a slow and safe manner.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time of transition to the new normal.

Your Dental Team