The main thing to know is that Windows 8 is designed especially for touch-screen computers, to make desktops and laptops work more like tablets. It is Microsoft’s way of addressing the popularity of tablets, namely the iPad. But Windows 8 will work with mouse and keyboard shortcuts, too. It’ll take some getting used to, though.
There is no need to rush out and upgrade all your dental office desktops to Windows 8. In fact that would probably be a big mistake. However if you looking to use a tablet for new patient registration or patient education you may want to look at a new Windows “Surface” tablet in addition to i-Pad and Android.