Here are some predictions for 2017.
Source: Technology Trends for 2017
Eleven trends. Five are likely to impact dentistry including Virtual Reality, Cyber Attacks, Artificial Intelligence, Wearables and Internet of Things. The others, self driving cars, drones and such won’t have much of an obvious impact.
However in my opinion the trend that will affect dentistry the most is 3D.
NOTE: All of these amazing new technologies will revolutionize dentistry in the coming years. However in the meantime we need to install and use the basic technologies that are already available. That includes paperless records, digital radiography and online e-services. Not only do we need to have these technologies in the office we need to be using them effectively. It is that second part that most dentists have problems with.