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Dues Ex Machina

May 23, 2017

From Inscriptions—May 2017: A fascinating article on automation and the future of dentistry by AzDA President Rob Roda, DDS. Check out the previous article regarding 3D printed organs for a glimpse at the kind of future tech Dr. Roda is referring to…amazing! Source: Inscriptions—May 2017

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Scientists Close to 3-D Printed Ovaries

May 23, 2017

From NPR: The list of things that can be created with 3-D printers keeps getting longer: jewelry, art, guns, food, medical devices and, now, mouse ovaries. Source: Scientists May Someday Fight Infertility With 3-D Printed Ovaries : Shots – Health News : NPR Amazing! Ovaries today teeth tomorrow

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These ER Docs Invented a Real Star Trek Tricorder

May 11, 2017

From NBC News: …the tricorder was a handheld medical device that could scan a patient, read his or her vital signs, and diagnose problems in minutes. A working prototype invented by a Philadelphia-based emergency room physician Basil Harris may not look like the ones used by Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy and Commander Beverly Crusher throughout the […]

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AI Predicts Heart Attacks and Strokes More Accurately Than Standard Doctor’s Method

May 9, 2017

From IEEE Spectrum: Now, in the latest win for AI medicine, researchers at the University of Nottingham in the UK created a system that scanned patients’ routine medical data and predicted which of them would have heart attacks or strokes within 10 years. When compared to the standard method of prediction, the AI system correctly predicted […]

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Registration is Now Open for Carestream Dental’s 2017 Global Oral Health Summit

May 9, 2017

Oral health professionals of all specialties are invited to take their practice to the next level at the 2017 Global Oral Health Summit. This is a two-day immersive learning experience designed for professionals looking to enhance their workflow by either learning more about the software and equipment they already have or by introducing new technology […]

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3D Printing in Dentistry

April 27, 2017

Current uses Dental labs currently use 3D printers to print wax templates of prosthetics that they use to fabricate the final prosthesis.”In the very near future, 3D printing will be used to make temporary crowns, bridges, and dentures,” Dr. Chicchon said, noting that this is a year or so away. Source: Dental News, Dental education, Dental […]

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Hack Your Pearly Whites With Super-Smart Toothbrushes From Philips, Oral-B, and More

April 25, 2017

From WIRED: These Bluetooth-connected brushes pair with your smart phone and guide you through the brushing process, showing which teeth to focus on, for how long, and even how fast you should be moving the brush head around. Source: Hack Your Pearly Whites With Super-Smart Toothbrushes From Philips, Oral-B, and More | WIRED More on the […]

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10 things we saw at IDS 2017 that blew us away

April 21, 2017

From Dental Products Report: Some of the most amazing solutions that we experienced at dentistry’s biggest show. Source: 10 things we saw at IDS 2017 that blew us away | Dental Products Report Most of the ten things have to do with 3D digital dentistry. New scanners, 3D printers, new used for mills and applications for […]

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The future is digital—It is not a question of if, but when

April 17, 2017

From Dental Tribune International: The future is digital and that is our focus at IDS. Everything that can go digital will go digital. It is not a question of if, but when. And the move to digital is accelerating. Our role at Henry Schein is to serve as the trusted adviser to our customers as they […]

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How 3D Printing Could Bend the Cost Curve in Healthcare

April 13, 2017

From Longitudes: …additive manufacturing could bend the cost curve in a number of industries, especially healthcare. Source: How 3D Printing Could Bend the Cost Curve in Healthcare | Longitudes The primary issue in all healthcare including dentistry is cost. Insurance would not be an issue if people felt they could pay for quality care at a […]

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Code Maintenance Committee OKs teledentistry, A1c codes

April 10, 2017

From ADA News: Teledentistry will for the first time be included in the ADA’s Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT Code).  The Code Maintenance Committee approved two codes relating to the process during its March 9 meeting at ADA Headquarters. Source: Code Maintenance Committee OKs teledentistry, A1c codes It’s a start. The codes are […]

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10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017

March 27, 2017

From MIT Technology Review: These technologies all have staying power. They will affect the economy and our politics, improve medicine, or influence our culture. Source: 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017 – MIT Technology Review All ten are fascinating, Three are specifically medical; Reversing paralysis, gene therapy and cell atlas. Three others, botnets, quantum computers and facial recognition […]

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The Tiny Robots Will See You Now

March 23, 2017

From IEEE Spectrum: With new design advances, nanorobots are inching closer to medical use Source: The Tiny Robots Will See You Now – IEEE Spectrum Absolutely amazing! Imagine nanobots examining enamel for decay then fixing it, then disapearing.

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Mary Otto, on the Dentistry-Medicine Divide

March 21, 2017

From The Atlantic: Doctors are doctors, and dentists are dentists, and never the twain shall meet. Whether you have health insurance is one thing, whether you have dental insurance is another. Your doctor doesn’t ask you if you’re flossing, and your dentist doesn’t ask you if you’re exercising. In America, we treat the mouth separately from […]

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Google’s artificial intelligence can diagnose cancer faster than human doctors

March 14, 2017

From Mirror Online: Making the decision on whether or not a patient has cancer usually involves trained professionals meticulously scanning tissue samples over weeks and months.But an artificial intelligence (AI) program owned by Alphabet, Google’s parent company, may be able to do it much, much faster. Source: Google’s artificial intelligence can diagnose cancer faster than human […]

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Supersmart Robots Will Outnumber Humans Within 30 Years, Says Bank CEO

March 6, 2017

From WSJ: Within three decades, artificial intelligence will be smarter than the human brain, supersmart robots will outnumber humans and over a trillion objects will be connected to the internet, says SoftBank’s CEO. Source: Supersmart Robots Will Outnumber Humans Within 30 Years, Says SoftBank CEO – WSJ What is true for business in general is […]

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Printed ‘lab on a chip’ costs a penny and catches disease early

February 23, 2017

From New Scientist: Each chip consists of a clear silicone chamber that houses a sample of cells for testing and a reusable electronic strip. The electronic strip can be printed onto flexible sheets of polyester using a regular inkjet printer and conductive nanoparticle ink. Users can download different designs for the strip, which let it test […]

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Artificial intelligence will increase productivity by sharpening human mind

February 21, 2017

Research shows that software robots will soon automate 80% of repetitive tasks currently being done by people and increase productivity by freeing up humans to use their brains. Source: Artificial intelligence will increase productivity by sharpening human mind The linked article takes a very positive approach to the coming disruptions of AI. Economists have estimated […]

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This Cute Robot Arm Is Small Enough to Sit on Your Desk

February 15, 2017

This friend could be yours for just a few hundred bucks thanks to a new Indiegogo campaign. Source: This Cute Robot Arm Is Small Enough to Sit on Your Desk Hmmm I see a robot arm like this as a huge help to lab techs or…maybe even as a chairside assistant?

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This is How IBM’s Watson will fight Cancer

February 6, 2017
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