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Advanced Imaging with CBCT Technology

Experience precision diagnostic care with the CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) services at Vlass and Merritt Dental Care in Roswell, GA. Our advanced CBCT technology provides detailed 3D images of your teeth, jaw, and facial bones, aiding in accurate treatment planning and diagnosis. With over 30 years of dental experience, we utilize this cutting-edge imaging to enhance the effectiveness of our treatments, ensuring you receive the most informed and meticulous dental care possible. Trust us to see more clearly and treat more effectively.

Comprehensive Diagnostic Capabilities

With CBCT technology, we can obtain detailed 3D images of the teeth, jawbone, nerves, and surrounding tissues, providing invaluable information for diagnosis and treatment planning. Whether assessing bone density for dental implants or evaluating the extent of dental trauma, our advanced imaging capabilities enable us to identify issues that may not be visible with traditional two-dimensional X-rays.

Precise Implant Planning and Placement

CBCT imaging plays a crucial role in precise implant planning and placement at Vlass & Merritt Dental Care. By visualizing the patient's anatomy in three dimensions, we can accurately determine the optimal location and angle for implant placement, ensuring optimal stability and longevity of the restoration. This precision minimizes the risk of complications and enhances the success rate of dental implant procedures.

Enhanced Treatment Outcomes

Our commitment to utilizing CBCT technology reflects our dedication to providing the highest standard of care and achieving superior treatment outcomes for our patients. With detailed 3D images guiding our treatment decisions, we can customize treatment plans to address each patient's unique needs and goals, leading to more predictable results and greater patient satisfaction.

Advanced Imaging with CBCT Technology

Vlass & Merritt Dental Care utilizes Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) technology to provide high-resolution 3D images of the oral and maxillofacial structures. This advanced imaging technique allows our skilled dental team to accurately diagnose and plan treatments for a wide range of dental issues, from complex implant placement to TMJ disorders, ensuring precise and effective care for our patients.


Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is a specialized type of medical imaging technology used in dentistry to generate three-dimensional (3D) images of the teeth, jawbones, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), and surrounding structures. It provides detailed, high-resolution images that allow dentists and oral surgeons to visualize the oral and maxillofacial anatomy with precision.

CBCT differs from traditional dental X-rays in several ways. While traditional X-rays produce two-dimensional images, CBCT creates 3D images that provide more comprehensive information about the teeth and jaws, including their spatial relationships and anatomical structures. Additionally, CBCT exposes patients to lower levels of radiation compared to traditional CT scans, making it a safer option for dental imaging.

CBCT is used in various dental specialties, including oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, and prosthodontics. It may be utilized to evaluate and plan for dental implants, assess the anatomy of impacted teeth, diagnose temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD), detect and measure pathology such as cysts or tumors, evaluate bone quality and quantity for surgical procedures, and more.

While CBCT involves exposure to ionizing radiation, the amount of radiation used in CBCT imaging is relatively low compared to traditional medical CT scans. Additionally, CBCT scans are performed with a focused beam of radiation that targets the specific area of interest, minimizing radiation exposure to surrounding tissues. Dentists take precautions to ensure that CBCT scans are only performed when necessary and that radiation doses are kept as low as reasonably achievable.

During a CBCT scan, you will be positioned in a stationary unit while a rotating arm takes multiple X-ray images of your head and neck from different angles. The process is painless and typically takes less than a minute to complete. You will be asked to remain still during the scan to ensure clear images. Once the scan is complete, the images are processed by a computer to create detailed 3D reconstructions that can be viewed and analyzed by your dentist.

Read Our 5-Star Ratings

We are new patients to the practice and have had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Joseph Merritt. Dr. Merritt is currently treating my mom who is 90 years old and helping her with some aging gum and teeth issues. The technology that Dr. MERRITT has introduced us to has been absolutely incredible but with technology comes questions. Dr. MERRITT took the time to explain everything to us, step-by-step and answered each and every question. He took his time and made sure Mom understood what he was recommending and why. I was very impressed with his attention to detail and caring approach to each conversation. We just returned from our second visit and again can report another great experience and the communication with the practice has been excellent. Kim coordinated all the transfer of mom’s dental records within an hour, so our visits have been very thorough. Did I mention the amazing technology? It is worth repeating. I am so relieved my mom is in excellent hands and we will be returning to continue the treatments Dr. MERRITT has recommended.
Dr. Vlass is my dentist even though I drive 1.5 hours to his office. I trust his judgment and he does a terrific job with my teeth. As I am advanced in years, and he has had to deal with some sensitive conditions in my mouth with outstanding results. I highly recommend their practice.
Have you ever thought you would take the time to give a dentist a review...let alone 5 stars? Well, me neither, until now. My business is all about relationships, so I pay attention when someone else values and understands that relationships are everything too. Joey Merritt, not only gets it, he embraces it. His actions and professionalism forced me to leave a dental practice that my entire family was immensely happy with when one emergency issue was treated with immediate concern at the expense of his personal time. Prior to Joey meeting me in a bad moment, the only thing we knew about each other was that my wife played tennis with his mom. What I learned after that about him was more than enough to immediately come home and tell my family that we had a new friend and dentist for life. True story.
I LOVE Dr. Merritt! He's so kind and compassionate. He's an incredible dentist! His staff is also on the same level. I've been going there for years. I first saw Dr. Vlass, then Dr. Merritt when he joined the practice. I can't recommend them enough!!
I feel that the staff listens to my concerns when I call and they try to schedule me as soon as possible. When I am seen I am confident of their care of my teeth and dental concerns. The staff is very professional! I have been seen by Dr Vlass and Dr Merritt and both are very caring and exceptional dentists. This is an outstanding dental practice! I love my dentists!!

Optimize Your Dental Care with CBCT Imaging

Experience the benefits of advanced CBCT imaging technology at Vlass & Merritt Dental Care. Our skilled dental team harnesses the power of 3D imaging to provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment solutions tailored to your individual needs. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about how CBCT imaging can enhance your dental care experience.

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Barry L. Vlass, DMD

Dr. Barry Vlass graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelors degree in biology in 1976. He then attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine located in Boston, Massachusetts where he obtained his doctorate in dental medicine (D.M.D.) in 1981.

He began practicing dentistry in Roswell in 1981. Dr. Vlass has enjoyed a successful career in dentistry due to his sincere commitment to continuing education and providing his patients with the latest technology in the field of dentistry.

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Joseph Merritt, DMD

Dr. Joseph Merritt grew up and currently resides in Roswell, Ga., and he is a proud alumnus of Roswell High School. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, he obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry.

The driving force of Dr. Merritt’s career is his calling to serve others locally and in communities with limited access to dental care. He has volunteered on multiple dental mission trips to Nicaragua and Jamaica. Dr. Merritt also volunteered at a Free Day of Dentistry several years in a row in Savannah, Ga., where he started his career in dentistry.

Dr. Merritt specializes in restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. He is also a certified Invisalign provider and extensively trained in dental implants.

Outside of the office, Dr. Merritt enjoys golfing, working out, playing cornhole, and spending time with family and friends — especially with his wife Kellie, daughter Lenny, and dog Lady. Anytime you want to talk about Georgia sports… he’s your guy!

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