FYI: Henry Schein has a disaster relief hotline for dentists and other healthcare professionals who need help coping with the terrible storms and flooding that continue to ravage states in the South Central part of the U.S.
This is what your patients will be seeing.
Dental personnel are understandably worried about radiation exposure when using a hand held X-Ray generator like the Nomad. However as the chart above shows the exposure levels are quite low when it is used properly. Note the protection from the special scatter shield shown below.
NOTE: Not all the hand held devices available have the same level of safety as the Nomad.
From Washington Post:
Anesthesia is tricky. It’s often compared to flying a plane – keeping a patient hovering in just the right plane of consciousness. It’s called depth of hypnosis. Surgeons don’t want patients writhing on the table. And patients don’t want to be aware of the operation. Of course, no one wants patients to die, a distinct possibility if too much of an anesthesia drug is delivered.
The iControl-RP aims to thread that needle by using an EEG to scan a patient’s brain waves to make sure the sedation is adequate. And it looks at heart and breathing rates and blood oxygen levels to make sure the patient is not slipping too deeply into sleep. The machine’s algorithm makes all the medical decisions that a doctor usually does.
via ‘We are convinced the machine can do better than human anesthesiologists’ – The Washington Post.
Another step to robodoc. No job is safe from automation.
“S ” This reminds me of an Escher print with the teeth seeming to turn back in themselves. It can also be seen as just a mandibular S.
Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic way. If you have any suggestions for future Dental Art pieces please send them to me or give me a link. Thanks.
All the Dental Art images can be found here on Pinterest.