Advanced Technology

Through the years, advancements in dental technology have allowed us at Steve Horne, DDS to consistently provide better solutions for oral health problems our patients experience. Utilizing new dental technology allows us to provide more comfortable and efficient diagnostic and treatment options. Certain advances have also decreased appointment and treatment time, allowing for same-day treatments in most cases.

Digital Dental Radiographs

Using digital radiographs (x-rays) for dentistry allows us to reduce exposure to radiation and provide more comfortable diagnostic procedures. Once the images have been taken, we can project them on a screen, allowing us to better evaluate your oral health.

Intraoral Cameras

Intraoral cameras allow us to take clear images of a patient’s mouth, aiding in the detection and prevention of oral conditions. It also allows for improved patient education and communication while discussing conditions and necessary treatments. At Steve Horne, DDS, we use the Digi Doc intraoral camera.

Biolase EpicX Laser Technology

Laser technology has allowed dentists to provide more efficient, comfortable and safe treatments. The Biolase EpicX allows Dr. Horne to perform soft tissue surgery, teeth whitening, and even pain therapy quicker than ever before and with less discomfort for the patient.

CEREC Same-Day Dentistry

CEREC technology allows our Encinitas dentist to accurately design and fabricate dental restorations for a variety of dental conditions. These restorations look, feel and function just like natural teeth and can be used for veneers, crowns, bridges and even inlays or onlays.


Invisalign allows us to provide more comfortable and appealing orthodontic treatments for patients that are looking to improve teeth positioning. Custom aligners are fabricated to be worn during treatment.

Teeth Whitening

Many over-the-counter teeth whitening options can take months to provide results and contain chemicals known to cause tooth sensitivity in patients. At Steve Horne, DDS, our Colgate Optic White teeth whitening treatment can provide quicker results without the discomfort.


Oraverse is the latest in advanced technology offered here at Dr. Steve Horne’s office. Gone are the days of hours of uncontrollable drooling, inadvertently biting your lip, the inability to smile, drink or talk properly after the application of local anesthetics. With Oraverse, we can accelerate the reversal of lingering numbness in half the time after dental procedures.