Beautiful Smiles        Microscopically Assisted Dentistry        Gentle Dentistry


 Gregory C. Dilger D.D.S.           General Dentist            1353 Edgewater St.          West Salem          (503) 378-0466   

Electric Handpieces

 Of all the things we use in the dental office the handpiece, or “Dental drill” is one that you would not think of as being high technology.  Electric handpiecesThe air driven handpiece has been a staple of modern dental treatment for over 60 years. Electric driven handpieces offer many advantages over air driven. The first thing you notice is that they run much quieter than air handpieces. You will appreciate that as we all do. They also run much smoother. This is a big reason I have gone to the electrics. Under high magnification, the greater vibration and movement of the air driven handpiece is very noticeable, and I was not able to get the fine detail I wanted.  The benefit you will notice is that there is less vibration that you feel.  And with higher torque, they are much more efficient at their work. This makes your time with the handpiece running shorter. Everyone appreciates that.   

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Patient Testamonials


Dear Dr. Dilger:


It all started with my initial phone call to Dr. Dilger's office. I felt so comfortable from the start and after I came in for my first visit it's been all about what I want and what Dr. Dilger and his staff recommends for me. All around, it's been the best dental experience I've ever had.


Al P.




Going to the dentist used to be a nightmare experience for me. That's all changed when I came to Dr. Dilger. Dr. Dilger's office staff are so warm and welcoming. Visiting them is like going home. Dr. Dilger's calm and caring manner erased all my dental anxiety and for the first time in my life I found myself relaxed in a dental chair. Dr. Dilger and his staff really took the time to get to know me and my concerns. They talked with me about my fears and helped me address my anxiety. Now I visit the dentist and I'm not afraid. I can not express the difference Dr. Dilger has made in my dental life! Thanks so much Dr. D.


Molly F.




I love my new smile.  It was so easy too.  Nearly pain free.  I am considering my lower teeth at a later date.


Debbie E.