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    The top 10 developments in dental technology in 2017

    2017 has been a year of advancements ­— not in tools themselves, but in how they impact the industry.

    When we visited the topic of the latest advancements in dentistry for Digital Esthetics earlier this year, the conclusion was that the industry was in a bit of a lull.

    Digital toothMaybe “lull” is the wrong word. Maybe, instead of a flow of technology, the industry was now in the ebb. 

    It was a time to take stock of what was available and figure out what pieces to incorporate into the workflow and what pieces could wait. It was a time for professionals to get a solid command of the tools in their arsenal, a time when they were becoming acquainted with their technologies rather than being introduced.

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    So it’s no surprise that to ask the question, “What happened this year in tech?” was met with answers that were less about the tools in tech and more about its effects on the industry as a whole. 

    Continue to the next page to see the top 10 developments of 2017



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