Technology and You

by Larry Emmott on January 21, 2019

in CAD CAM,Future Tech,Management

From New Dentist Blog:

These three questions. Does it improve the ease of care? Does it make the patient more comfortable? And does it improve quality? Are all essential when evaluating new technologies?

Source: Technology and You – New Dentist Blog

The linked article by Dr. William van Dyk is mostly concerned with clinical technology, CAD CAM, implants and digital radiography. He points out that early CAD CAM restorations were compromised. Dentists should begin their evaluation of new technology by examining how it ultimately effects the patient.

There is no question that this is important. It is totally inappropriate for dentists to be “experimenting” with new devices on patients. Or to compromise quality in order to use an exciting techno gizmo. On the other hand you always and forever do not know what you do not know.

It is all too easy to fall into the “That’s the way we have always done it” mentality.

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