Advanced Technology

Why choose
Dr Gabriel J. Rich III, DDS?
  • DDS, Georgetown University School of Dentistry
  • Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
  • Honorary Fellow, American College of Dentists
  • Honorary Fellow, Academy of Dentistry International
  • Associate Fellow, American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Member, American Dental Association
  • Team Dentist, Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Club, 1997-2018.
In addition to the extensive list of technology that Dr. Rich features, you'll find he is very communicative, whether explaining options for tooth replacement or what is taking place during a crown preparation procedure. You'll also find the practice is structured to support this level of patient involvement through consultation rooms so conversations with Dr. Rich can occur while you are comfortable in an arm chair rather than a treatment chair. You'll also be more involved in treatment decisions by viewing images on chair mounted monitors, such as digital radiography or close up photos of back teeth. Regardless of where you are in the office, you'll feel the practice has been designed to accommodate YOU!

Odyseey Diode Lasers

Laser Dentistry

Imagine dental treatment that causes no bleeding, reduces numbing, and recontours gums or repairs tissue with precision and speed. The Odyssey Laser performs oral tissue therapy with reduced swelling and discomfort including bacteria removal, uncovering implants, endodontics and other related procedures. Because the unit is handheld, it travels from room to room with Dr. Rich. This makes it a 'greener' option than larger, stationary units.

Vizilite Plus Oral Cancer Screening

Every hour, an American dies of oral cancer. Oral cancer is one of the most curable diseases when it's caught early, which is why the ViziLite Plus exam has been developed. ViziLite Plus uses technology that identifies soft tissue abnormalities that might develop into oral cancer. The ViziLite Plus exam is painless and fast, and could help save your life.

Digital Radiography

Digital Radiography

Much more comfortable than traditional 'bite wings,' digital imaging provides clear, enlarged images in seconds while reducing radiation exposure up to 90%. The process also eliminates the need for film and processing chemicals, creating an environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional dental x-rays. You'll be able to view images on a chair-mounted monitor, giving you more involvement in treatment decisions.

Computerized Charting System

While computerized charting measures and stores your oral status, it also predicts vulnerable areas and provides easy retrieval for accurate comparisons in the future. This 'trail' is a beneficial aid in helping you avoid problems that could result in costly repairs in the future. Another advantage of computerized charting is its paperless operation, which is good for the environment.

In-Office Dental Lab

This greatly speeds the process of creating crowns, bridges, full and partial dentures, custom mouth pieces for bite problems or snoring, and other prosthetics for a variety of dental procedures.

Advanced Sterilzation System

The advanced heat sterilization process that Dr. Rich has incorporated into his practice meets or exceeds standards required by OSHA and the Center For Disease Control. To protect your health, dentists use "universal precautions." That means we use the same protective measures with every patient to prevent transmission of the virus that causes AIDS or any other infectious disease.

These infection procedures include:
  • Wearing gloves, masks, and protective eyewear.
  • Washing hands before and after each treatment, and changing gloves after each patient.
  • Sterilizing or disinfecting dental instruments after each use.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting the surfaces in the treatment room and equipment after each patient.
  • Disposing of needles and other sharp items in special containers.
  • Disposing of waste items and contaminated material properly.

Oral DNA Labs

Oral DNA Labs

At our office, we use OralDNA LabsTM laboratory services to ensure we are giving our patients the best oral health information possible. OralDNA LabsTM is a specialty diagnostics company designed to provide reliable, definitive and cost effective clinical tests that guide oral health professionals in detecting and prognosing disease at an earlier, more treatable stage.

"I am a professional business woman and had always been unhappy with my smile-until I discussed cosmetic dentistry with Dr. Rich. After a few office visits, Dr. Rich combined dentistry and art into a beautiful, natural and healthy smile for me. Now, I smile with confidence. Dr. Rich is the Michelangelo of cosmetic dentistry."

"I can't even begin to thank Dr Rich for helping me out with my wedding. The work he did on my teeth is amazing! I have never felt more confident with my smile and my wedding pictures look great! I feel like a new person! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"

"Dr. Gabriel J. Rich is who I use as my dentist. He repaired some mistakes another dentist made. I wouldn't have anyone else work on my teeth. He is the best, like an artist!"