Dental Technology

Holland MI DentistWe live in an exciting time where dental technology can do a lot to improve the experience of our patients.

Dr. Brenton Habecker prides himself on not only detecting problems early on, when they are easier and less expensive to correct, but on doing it right the first time. One of the ways he is able to do this is by offering some of the most leading-edge technology available.

High-tech dentistry means patients are more comfortable while they enjoy better oral health!

Digital X-Rays

Holland MI Dentist X-RaysNot only are digital X-rays quicker than traditional X-rays, but they are also safer because they have less radiation.

We can also easily enhance images so that more detail can be seen and images can be seen immediately.

Digital X-rays are also easy to email to specialists and insurance companies.

Intraoral Camera

Grand Rapids Dental Spectra ImageRadiographs are valuable when it comes to seeing what isn’t visible to the naked eye, but imagine being able to see even beyond that.

With intraoral camera technology, the dentist’s eyes can inspect every nook and cranny of your mouth. These tiny cameras that are about the same size as a dental mirror enable your dentist to do just that. Now the smallest fractures in teeth as well as cavities in their earliest stages can be seen before they progress into bigger problems.

This remarkable piece of equipment also spots plaque deposits, excessive wear on the teeth, and fillings that are worn.

Rotary Endodontics

Using rotary endodontics, Dr. Habecker is able to perform root canals that are highly successful. Equally as important to patients is the fact that rotary endodontics mean root canals are more comfortable than ever. These modern instruments make it easier for Dr. Habecker to ensure that all the infection is removed from the tooth root—and reinfection is much less likely.

CEREC Technology

CEREC Dentist in Holland MI

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. We use CEREC to plan and place your dental crown in one appointment.

This saves you the discomfort of a temporary crown while you wait for the permanent restoration. It also means you won’t have to take as much time off from school or work to get your CEREC dental crown bonded to your tooth.

Read more: What are CEREC Same-Day Crowns? >>

Laughing Gas

Dental anxiety is no laughing matter, but “laughing gas” can help patients overcome their dental fears. Patients who might otherwise dread their trip to the dentist will find that laughing gas calms them down immediately.

Inhaled much like oxygen through a mask, the effects of laughing gas are immediate. And as quickly as it calms the body down, it leaves the body—meaning that patients who undergo their treatment using laughing gas are able to drive themselves home afterward because there are zero lingering effects.

Technology to Make Your Visit More Comfortable

It’s no secret that some people are simply anxious when it comes to visiting the dentist, and we have taken that into account at Macatawa Smiles. Because of this, we are pleased to offer our patients the following comforts:

  • Laughing gas to calm dental anxiety and make any treatment more comfortable
  • Oral sedation for our most anxious patients

In addition to these items, you can also rest assured that you will see the same dentist each time you visit our office. Dr. Habecker is our only dentist, and he will get to know you personally! Going to the dentist does not have to be an unpleasant experience. With high-tech dentistry, welcoming creature comforts, and a warm, caring staff, your next visit to the dentist can be a pleasant one. Call Macatawa Smiles at (616) 396-7524 or contact us online to find out more. We look forward to meeting you!


Dear Patient Family,

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care and we appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to follow orders from the Governor's Office.

We are happy to say that we are opening our office for all patient treatment on June 1st, 2020. Our hours of operation will go back to normal, Monday-Thursday 8am - 5pm. We want you to know that there will be some changes at your next appointment. Please be patient with us as our protocols will inevitably change as new guidelines are released.

  • We ask that you use our parking lot as the waiting room.
  • Please wear a mask when you come into the office and leave it on until entering the treatment room. Homemade is acceptable.
  • Only the person receiving treatment should come in the building, all others will be asked to wait in the car if at all possible. The exception will be for our minor patients who may have one parent accompany them.
  • We will be asking you some questions when you arrive at the office and we will also be taking your temperature.
  • We will not be able to offer magazines, drinks, or toys at this time as they cannot be disinfected to our standards. Eventually this will change and we will be happy to offer our amenities once again.

These changes have been made to adhere to the latest CDC guidelines and for the benefit of our patients and our staff. We want you to know that our office has always taken the safety of our patients very seriously and that we will continue to follow the highest levels of sterilization and disinfection to keep you protected. If you would like more information on what measures we have taken we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

We cannot say how excited we are to see all of our patients again and to provide for their dental needs. We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces soon!

Dr. Habecker and Team