Where Can Dental Offices Find Information About Technology Innovations?
Do you have new dental technology in your office collecting dust? Not sure how to use it? Afraid of the change? Fear no more, because in this article we have listed and explained the places you can go for all of this information and start using your technology in the Dental office a lot sooner. As a dental software company ourselves, we feel it necessary to help give you an organized list of where to find this information easily.
Let’s start with The Millennial Dentist. His podcast titled ‘New Dental Technology with Shea Tolbert and Tony Mennito.’ Covers a ton of information on innovative Technology in the Dental world. One subject that really stuck out to us is how much they love “digital everything”. Since technology is always evolving, there is always something new to learn! The advantage to this is that it’s supposed to make your life at work easier, more efficient and keep more procedures in-house. For example, the importance of having multiple cameras in your office. They say in the podcast if you’re going to start off with any new technology, start with a chairside intraoral or DSLR camera. It’s one of the easiest technologies to learn within your office before branching off into other technologies.
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For those who like to read versus listen to a podcast, Dental Products Report provides an extensive list of publications that cover the latest dental products and technologies, as well as industry news and trends and various dental management solutions. A specific topic Dr. Marty Jablow wrote about was:
CBCT is short for Cone Beam Computed Tomography. It’s a specific scan that provides greater imaging accuracy and detail for a better prognosis to the area of concern. The reason this type of dental office system is better than a traditional radiograph is because those are just a 2D image. CBCT scans give you an entire 3D view of everything to allow for better treatment planning to the patient. It’s a great investment for the health of your patients. When deciding what to upgrade in your office, a CBCT scanner is the way to go, since this will also prevent you from having to refer the patient to another office that has one of these for the imaging process and prognosis to take place. It saves the patient from another trip and visit to another office, and keeps it in-house for you.
For those that prefer to watch videos when learning something new, Digital Enamel offers feature videos about the latest digital dental technologies, including 3D printing, intraoral scanning, and CAD/CAM systems. One video that stands out to us on this dental platform is where Dr. Todd Ehrlich discusses CEREC cameras. For those just now hearing of what this is, it’s a digital scanner that allows you to create 3D images of the mouth. Dr. is knowledgeable on each camera he has ever used to guide you in the right direction of which one will be the best for you. To simplify, he covers red cameras, blue cameras, the Galalios, and the Omnicam. He also briefly mentions the overall evolution of materials used for patients too and their improvements throughout the years.
For more reading, we recommend checking out DentistryIQ. This website covers a variety of dental topics, including technology, materials, and techniques. One post we recommend is called Confronting the Great Resignation: How technology can help retain and attract practice staff by: Arman Samani. The post states how practices can help reduce task-driven anxiety using healthcare-specific technology and applications. We have all been there before with being understaffed at one time or another, and the use of technology equipment in your dental practice will help by keeping things organized and on time for that day or days.
In conclusion, purchasing dental technology equipment for your office is a big decision. Luckily there are a ton of reliable sources out there for you to find information on and what is trending each year. Digital dentistry is going to be the future of dentistry so it’s important to be open minded to this constant change that can be guaranteed in your Dental office for better efficiency.
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