The link below is to a Dr. Bicuspid article (registration required) regarding use of the iPad in a dental office. The dentist they interview makes the point that laptops are not very useful but the tablet style iPad can be used as an educational device. However it is still being used mostly as a toy. I love the concept of a computer assigned to a person that travels with you rather than assigned to a desk that you must travel to to access. I am just not sure how it will work in practice.
“It was an immediate hit; patients just love it,” he said. “They can play Scrabble, read Winnie the Pooh, watch the latest Netflix movie, or check their e-mail and Facebook.”