Dear Patients,

We hope this message finds you and your families well amidst this growing pandemic. As you well know, the dental community nationwide has taken steps to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Indiana Dental Association has now fully endorsed recent ADA recommendations to cease all elective dental procedures for three full weeks, effective immediately.

Dr’s Stevenson, Fairchild, and Surber have heard these recommendations and will be following suit. We are working to cancel all elective procedures including new consultations and routine follow-up appointments during this time.

As oral and maxillofacial surgeons we understand our position in the management of emergent needs to prevent patients inundating emergency rooms and immediate care clinics. To cope, we will maintain shortened office hours at our Valparaiso location to assess emergency patients from our referrals and greater dental community. Thank you all in advance. We are all in this together.
Valparaiso Location


(219) 307-4382
(219) 462 9599


(219) 600-5797
(219) 736 1401
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3D dental imaging: Accurate diagnostics and treatment planning in Valparaiso & Merrillville, IN

Home >> 3D dental imaging: Accurate diagnostics and treatment planning in Valparaiso & Merrillville, IN

You wouldn’t want a mechanic to wear a blindfold when changing oil in your car, or a stylist to look the other way while trimming your hair. It makes even more sense for your oral and maxillofacial specialist to have the clearest possible view of dental structures, for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. Stevenson, Fairchild & Surber OMS use leading-edge 3D imaging technology for procedures at their Valparaiso & Merrillville, IN offices.

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This state-of-the art equipment exceeds the capabilities of a traditional CT scanner. Three-dimensional cone beam technology delivers high-resolution anatomical detail, with many options in field of view, including panoramic and tight focus. That reduces need for return visits for more pictures. This type of imaging creates minimal exposure to radiation for the patient; even less than other digital x-ray and scanning systems, because it hones-in on the area of concern.

We use these pictures, viewed on a computer monitor, to discuss diagnosis and treatment options with the patient. Digital files are easily shared with other healthcare practitioners, for a collaborative team approach to care, or with insurance providers to expedite benefits.

The many uses for 3D dental imaging in Valparaiso & Merrillville, IN

Our 3D dental imaging system gives the surgeons at Stevenson, Fairchild & Surber OMS the ability to perform a wide rate of services with great accuracy and confidence:

  • Bone grafting and sinus lift, with exact view of proximity to sinus cavity. Grafting may be recommended to make dental implants feasible.
  • Computer-modeled dental implant planning and computer-guided implant placement. Precision is critical to an efficient procedure and long-term success of the implant.
  • Corrective surgery to realign jaws and resolve functional and appearance issues.
  • Extractions, with no guesswork regarding location of delicate nerves.
  • Facial trauma reconstruction – external and intraoral soft tissues injuries, bone fractures, and dental damage.
  • Pre-prosthetic surgery, preparing the mouth for optimal denture fit.
  • Repositioning impacted canines as a healthy alternative to extraction.

At Stevenson, Fairchild & Surber OMS, our goal is to provide you with a positive treatment experience and the best possible outcome. Schedule a consultation to learn more about the role of 3D dental imaging in that strategy. The number for Valparaiso is (219) 307-4382 and Merrillville phone number is (219) 600-5797 .

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Dr. Stevenson and staff treated me wonderfully. The cliche “like pulling teeth” no longer is a negative comparison to me. I felt no pain at all. Thank you!

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