Healthier smiles & more comfortable experiences

Technology & Products

Technology has truly revolutionized the way we do dentistry. Lengthy, painful, and invasive treatments can now be completed easier, more comfortably, and with healthier results than ever.

VELscope® oral cancer screenings

Oral cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer, and rates are on the rise. We’re one of only 15% of dentists in the US that provides regular oral cancer screenings at every exam. We use VELscope technology to help us detect abnormal cells beneath the surface, so we can catch any potential problems before they progress.

Painless injections

We know the worst part of any dental treatment for many folks is the injection, but it doesn’t have to hurt! We use a topical anesthetic to numb the area before the injection, so you will hardly feel the prick of the needle. Our patients with a fear of needles love the way we provide painless injections to make them more comfortable.

You deserve
the best.

Don’t settle for other dentists in New Lenox that don’t offer the latest and greatest technology. Schedule a visit with Dr. Etchison, Dr. Pycinska, or Dr. Eberhardt at Nelson Ridge Family Dental today!

Advanced imaging technology and same-day milling

Digital X-Ray Imaging

Digital x-rays are excellent

Digital x-rays reduce your exposure to radiation by up to 90% and can be taken in a matter of moments right from the dental chair. We can view your images almost instantly for a more seamless experience.

  • Can be taken quickly for less chance of human error
  • No need to get up and go into another room
  • Catch small problems sooner for better outcomes


CEREC® same-day dentistry

Our CEREC same-day milling machine allows us to digitally design, fabricate, and place restorations like inlays, onlays, crowns, bridges, and veneers all in a single appointment. One and done!

  • No messy physical impressions
  • No need for temporaries
  • No waiting or return visits

Digital X-Ray Imaging

3D imaging with CBCT scanner

Our CBCT scanner helps us take panoramic x-rays for a more complete picture of your oral structures and create 3D models that help us diagnose and treat problems with precision accuracy.

  • A new dimension of insight
  • Improved diagnosis & treatment planning
  • No need for messy physical impressions

Why Our Patients Smile

Larry –
“Excellent! Dr. Etch and his staff are very Professional and totally care about your comfort and care! Cutting edge technology and excellent work. I highly recommend Nelson Ridge to all ages. My wife and I are both patients and are extremely pleased with our care.”

Professional oral homecare products make for A+ checkups


It can be hard to know which oral health products are the best when perusing the never-ending toothpaste aisle. But do you know who does? We do! CariFree® offers a game-changing line of products including toothpaste, rinses, and xylitol gum to help balance your oral pH for a healthier environment that fends off the bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease.


Oral-B® is one of the highest-recommended toothbrush brands by dental professionals. Manual brushes are fine, but how you use them is most important. Electric toothbrushes provide up to 1,000x more brush strokes per minute than manual brushes for dramatically increased cleaning power with less effort. We would be happy to recommend a brush that suits your needs.

Go ahead, kick your feet up

We are a paperless office, so everything is simple and digital. We also have TV’s in the waiting room, and on the walls and ceilings of each treatment room so you can relax while we care for you.

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820 W Laraway Road
New Lenox, IL 60451
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