Technology and Patient Comforts

At the Sarasota Center for General and Cosmetic Dentistry, we care about your safety and comfort. Dr. Marcano and our team use modern technology and offer spa-like amenities to create a dental care experience that will exceed your expectations and deliver fabulous results.

Educational Tools

Intraoral Cameras

During your checkup (preventive care) or new patient exam, we’ll use a tiny, handheld camera to take pictures inside your mouth, then we'll display the images on your chairside monitor. Dr. Marcano will explain his findings and partner with you in treatment planning.

Wax Ups

A wax up is a model of your smile, altered to reflect the proposed benefits of specific therapies.

Digital Camera: Are you ready for your close-up? Digital photography allows us to magnify your smile and show you problem areas up close on our digital TV monitor.

Modern Diagnostics

Digital X-Rays

We take digital X-rays at our conveniently located office. Digital X-rays emit 80% less radiation than traditional radiography. They can be immediately viewed on chairside monitors and electronically transmitted to specialists and insurance companies.


Our Panorex X-ray machine provides comprehensive, two-dimensional images to aid in efficient diagnosis and treatment planning.

VELscope Vx

Oral cancer claims thousands of lives each year. Early detection greatly improves survival chances, so Dr. Marcano diligently screens for this disease. One of VELscope’s most important tasks is to help locate areas that might, if not treated, progress to cancer. The VELscope’s blue light stimulates natural fluorescence in the soft tissues of the mouth, allowing dental professionals to see disease not yet visible to the naked eye. VELscope is recognized by the World Health Organization as the most powerful tool available for assisting in the discovery of oral abnormalities, increasing oral cancer’s 5-year survival rate from 32% to 83%.

Comfort Enhancers

Oral Sedation

Dr. Marcano calms the nerves of anxious patients with oral sedation. If you qualify for sedation dentistry, you'll simply take a sedative prior to your treatment. While you rest comfortably in the dental chair, Dr. Marcano will perform your dental work, potentially completing many procedures in a single visit.

Nitrous Oxide

We offer nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, to promote relaxation and create a positive dental care experience.

The Wand

This innovative, computerized tool administers anesthesia continually in precisely the right location.

Where excellence in dentistry is an everyday experience. Call our dental office today to schedule your appointment, consultation, or second-opinion visit with Dr. Marcano. We give Sarasota, Manatee County, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, and surrounding areas exceptional care for extraordinary smiles.