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Dr. John Flucke's 10 practice predictions for 2014

A look at what you can expect in the dental industry in the year ahead.
dentalproductsreport.com
2014-01
Wed, 2014-01-08 11:05 | by Dr. John Flucke

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John Flucke, DDS, is Technology Editor for Dental Products Report and dentistry’s “Technology Evangelist.” He blogs about dental technology and life at blog.denticle.com.

Dr. John Flucke takes a look at what the dental industry can expect in 2014.


One of the great things about my position here at Dental Products Report is getting the chance to see and tinker with some pretty cool dental products. One of the other great things is getting to tell you about them.

But this time it’s all about discussing what I see happening in the year ahead. So read on for a breakdown of the top 10 products and technologies I see trending in the dental industry in 2014, and why they should matter to your practice:

1. Internet-connected equipment

I’ve mentioned my newest autoclave in DPR before. The Statim G4 from SciCan has all of the bells and whistles you have come to expect from SciCan’s top-of-the-line highspeed sterilization system. The new advantage it brings to the table is its ability to communicate.

The G4 has an Ethernet port that allows it to connect to your network by either a wired or wireless connection. It sends to the doctor, via email, all the pertinent info on sterilization cycles.

However, it also contacts SciCan and your preferred service technician if there is a problem. It will even notify them of what’s wrong.

There are a few other devices like this and more in the product pipeline. In 5 or 10 years, we’ll wonder how we ever got along without connected equipment.The Statim G4 from SciCan

The Statim G4 from SciCan