digital dentistry

Frequently asked questions about digital dentistry and new digital trends

In any given practice, dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, and front desk personnel are likely already using a variety of “digital dentistry” systems all day long. Sometimes all it takes is getting everyone on board and tying all the technologies together to become a practice of the future today.

Confessions of a dental dinosaur in a digital dental world

First, let me come clean: I am celebrating 30 years in dentistry this year and although I may refer to myself as a “dental dinosaur,” I’m not calling my fellow dental friends old. But, let’s face it: if we think about the treatment modalities, materials and technology we have today in dentistry, you may agree with my analogy.

The latest and greatest trends in cosmetic dentistry

The past decade has been a remarkable time for cosmetic dentistry. The profession has advanced on several fronts, including exciting new materials and technologies.

Meeting the challenges of digitization

Throughout the course of several articles last year, we explored the future of digital dentistry and how it could help your lab counter business threats, grow and help you do highly esthetic work in a more cost-effective and efficient way. But what comes after digitization?

How to understand and handle today's digital workflow

As technicians, we all want to be comfortable with the workflow to process cases through the lab. Most technicians are most comfortable with what they have been doing for years. They may bring CAD/CAM into the process here and there, but they haven’t fully given in to the digital revolution. Yet, with a greater understanding of today’s machines and software, the dental lab can improve on this, providing more precise restorations while still improving turnaround time.

3M™ True Definition Scanner wins silver medal at Edison Awards

At the 2015 Edison Awards gala in New York City on April 23, John Hockenberry, host of public radio's live morning news program The Takeaway, challenged audience members to state why they were present. Many attendees said, "to talk about my product" or "to help children have a better experience."

Carestream launches new app to help doctors build a digital practice

With the new CS Digitalizer, Carestream Dental offers doctors a step-by-step guide to building a digital practice customized to their needs. Incorporating digital equipment into a practice can seem like a daunting task for a busy doctor, but the CS Digitalizer is said to ease the burden by addressing the main concerns of practitioners, such as the investment, ease of use and cost.

I Use That: DentiMax Dream intraoral sensors

In this installment of “I Use That,” we asked Dr. Michael Davila and Dr. Andreea Mada-Davila, as well as Dr. Tauseel Khan of Philipse Manor Dental Associates, about their use of DentiMax’s Dream Sensor in their practice. They share how converting to DentiMax’s Dream Sensors benefitted their practice efficiencies, front-desk employees and bottom line.

Focus on ROI: Is your technology delivering?

It was a fantastic gizmo when the sales representative showed it to you. You could hardly wait to bring it online. Everyone was excited in the office. But after a few months, excitement waned, and the gizmo touted to be the next best thing became the next big expensive thing collecting dust in the corner of your practice.

Sirona digital systems support modern dental medicine

Digital systems are not to be excluded from modern dental medicine any more. Like no other company in the dental industry, Sirona has digitalized dentistry and developed integration and linking of systems. The aim is to support the work of dentists with modern instruments and equipment, as well as efficient workflows and optimal comfort during treatment.