At Fort Wayne Endodontics, we take pride in the fact that we are equipped with instruments which exhibit the latest endodontic technology available. Dr. Glassley uses a surgical microscope for all endodontic and surgical procedures which allows optimum visualization of delicate root canal anatomy. In addition, we utilize the most current practice management software, which allows us to incorporate digital photographic and radiographic imaging into our completely "paperless" patient records.


Cone beam computed tomography(CBCT) is an innovative medical imaging technique that provides our doctors with three-dimensional views of the patient. In certain cases, CBCT greatly enhances the ability to diagnose, evaluate, treat and care for our patients.

During a CBCT scan, the machine rotates around the patient, capturing images using a cone-shaped X-ray beam. These images are then used to construct a 3-D representation of the patient's teeth, oral and maxillofacial region.

Surgical Operating Microscope

Magnification and fiber–optic illumination are invaluable tools that assist Dr. Glassley in performing the technical aspects of endodontic treatment. Below are just a few applications in which Dr. Glassley utilizes the Surgical Microscope.

  • Improved lighting and magnification aid in locating additional canals.
  • Improves ability to thoroughly clean prepared canals.
  • Aids in retrieval of broken instruments.
  • Improves detection and evaluation of cracks or other abnormalities.
  • Allows Dr. Glassley to minimize the size of the surgical site, reducing patient discomfort and healing time.

Digital Radiographs

Dr. Glassley utilizes Digital Radiographs within the office. There are many great advantages with digital imaging.

  • Exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs.
  • Digital imaging can help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information.
  • Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding a 35mm film up to the light. 
  • The image can be enlarged and is easily visible on a computer monitor.  This allows for better patient education and explanation.
  • Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you. 
  • This technology enables us to not only store patient images, but also enables us to quickly transfer them to appropriate specialists or insurance companies.