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At Pasadena Smile Center, we use a digital X-Ray system, rather than the old film-based systems. These X-Rays have some powerful advantages for the patient. As we focus on holistic dentistry, we want to protect our patients from any unnecessary exposure to radiation. The advantages of our digital X-Ray system include the following:

  • Less radiation: All X-Rays involve radiation, but the digital systems require far lower levels to produce an image, at about 80% less – that’s important.
  • More comfortable: The older style X-Rays systems were uncomfortable for the patient, who was forced to hold hard paper that pushed into the gums in an unpleasant, painful way. Digital X-Rays use a comfortable sensor that fits easily into the mouth cavity. This is a far more comfortable way to get accurate pictures of the teeth and gums.
  • Quality of image: With film X-Rays, you had only one size to view. With a digital X-Ray, the quality of the image is exceptionally clear, and allows the doctor to increase the size of the image (zoom in) to better view a certain area if needed.
  • Speed: Taking digital X-Rays is far faster, as the image is almost instantly available on the monitor. If any trouble area is detected, it takes only seconds to take another image. Rather than sitting and waiting for the film to develop, the images are there for both you and your dentist to view. Dr. Molayem will show you exactly what she is seeing so you better understand the purpose of your treatment.
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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Due to the increased health concerns regarding COVID-19, we are now scheduling Virtual Consultations.

The virtual consultation can help answer questions, provide guidance and help ease your mind. This is an area recently approved by the American Dental Association. During this process you become a patient of our dental practice by filling out new patient forms. This process is to familiarize the doctor with your Medical and Dental history which will be reviewed before your virtual appointment. The insurance portion will be used for billing purposes.

Depending on your needs you can schedule for one of the two types of consultation


1. Limited Visual Consultation: Limited to one tooth or one area of concern. (10minutes)

2. General Visual Consultation: Answers to your questions to more than one area of concern. (20 minutes)

What we need from you prior to your Consultation time:

1. X-rays that you have from previous dentists up to five years old.

2. Pictures of the area taken by your smart phone from different angles. Take as many from different views as possible. Including pictures of your smile and bite. We have found using your flash on your phone and focusing will help.

Virtual Consultation