Many dentists: have viewed technology as an endless and unwanted expense that often causes more trouble than it’s worth. However if dentists start looking at their technology as not just a local machine but as a component in the big picture; then computer technology and information integration makes more sense. The computer and digital information are essential not only for making internal operations run smoothly but to provide crucial interaction and commerce with specialists, suppliers as well as patients.
In the past it was simply assumed a dentist would have basic life/business skills such as opening a checking account, dialing a phone or writing notes. Those were not extra skills they were essential and assumed.
In the future dentists (and dental team members ) will be assumed to have basic digital skills. These will include using e-services and managing web site functions.