Advanced Technology for Oral Surgery – Jackson, MS

Dr. Ron Caloss uses the best and most advanced technology in oral and facial surgery. We are proud to provide unparalleled care and the latest treatment options for patients in Jackson, MS, and the surrounding area. We use computer-assisted surgery (CAS) technologies in every step of the process, from surgical planning and more.

Below, learn more about our advanced surgical technology and how it helps our team during examinations, diagnosis, and surgical procedures.

  • CBCT
  • Intraoral Scanner
  • 3D Dental Printer
  • Ultrasonic Scalpel
  • Computerized Simulation of Facial Change
  • Virtual Surgical Planning/ Artificial Intelligence Implants

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)


Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is a 3D imaging technology for creating hyper-accurate digital models of a patient’s facial structure and oral cavity. CBCT uses a divergent cone-shaped X-ray that rotates around the patient’s head, taking over 600 images. The result is much more anatomically precise than traditional CT scans, aiding Dr. Caloss in every step, from determining a diagnosis to surgical planning and treatment.

Our office has the latest CBCT technology – the iCAT Flex 17. It helps increase collaborative care by enabling our team to share images and information with referring doctors seamlessly. And Dr. Caloss uses the 3D model to help patients understand the exact nature of their situation and the best treatment.

Intraoral Scannerintraoral scan example

Using an intraoral scanner, Dr. Caloss gets digital dental impressions of your teeth and mouth. Intraoral scanning technology is the modern equivalent of looking inside a patient’s mouth with a mirror and taking dental impressions. An intraoral scanner enables the most accurate capture of patients’ dentition for fabricating surgical guides and TMJ splints.

3D Dental Printer3D printer

Advances in oral surgical 3D printing technology give our office more treatment capabilities than ever before. 3D dental printing helps us conveniently create custom surgical guides, TMJ splints, and other dental prosthetics. Our team uses the 3D models and images from the CBCT and intraoral scans to design and print custom oral prosthetics directly in our office.

Ultrasonic Scalpel

Ultrasonic scalpelAn ultrasonic scalpel is an advanced surgical instrument that Dr. Caloss uses to perform bone incisions during surgery. The scalpel uses ultrasonic vibrations incision bone with high precision, minimal damage to the surrounding soft tissue, minimal intra-operative bleeding, no osteonecrosis, better and faster healing and minimal postoperative swelling.  As a result, patients experience much less postoperative pain, swelling, and bleeding than traditional motorized surgical drills.

computerized simulation

Computerized Simulation of Facial Changes

The digital 3D model of a patient’s soft tissue and bone structure enables Dr. Caloss to create a computerized simulation of facial changes. The computer uses data from the 3D model to simulate the visible result of a procedure. Computerized simulation of facial changes allows Dr. Caloss to show patients a personalized 3D visualization of how a procedure will look before it takes place.

Virtual Surgical Planning

Virtual surgical planning technology enables our surgical team to reliably achieve optimal outcomes in every procedure. Dr. Caloss uses virtual surgical planning to visualize the best surgical method and predefine every patient’s surgical process. We create detailed 3D procedural templates customized to every patient’s unique anatomy.

Aligned Oral and Facial Surgery is committed to practicing at the technological forefront of oral and facial surgery. We use advanced technology to ensure the quickest recovery so that every procedure achieves the best results. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Caloss.