Emerging Dental Technology

Advancements in dental technology can offer your modern solutions to traditional dental problems. The driving force behind technological advances is a desire to provide you with leading edge dental treatment that can be performed in a more efficient, effective, comfortable manner.

To the casual observer, it may appear that not much has changed in dentistry. Yet dental technologies have been evolving continually, helping to transform the field of dentistry. New technologies are developed with a focus on creating products and developing techniques that can be used by your dentist to help prevent, diagnose and/or treat dental conditions and diseases early and effectively.

Digital radiography provides so many advantages over conventional film that it’s easy to see why practices are making the transition to digital dental X-ray systems in waves. It’s telling that dentists without digital X-ray imaging who plan to sell their dental practices are finding it difficult, at best.

In addition, your patients expect to find modern technology at your practice. When you go digital with DMC, you provide top-notch, expert treatment to your patients — while improving the efficiency of your office, saving time and money.


Digital imaging in the dental office can:

1. Allow for higher quality care

2. Provide digital enhancement capabilities

3. Improve x-ray image quality


Selection Process

Ease of use is one of the key factors to consider when looking at intraoral scanners. Many orthodontic assistants would say that a lightweight wand makes the process easier when taking scans and is more comfortable for the patient.

Mobility is something else practices should think about. Personally, I prefer scanners that can be plugged into whichever laptop or computer is in the room. With plug-in scanners, you don’t have to disrupt the patient in the chair; rather, you can take a scan on one patient and move on to the next room with the scanner in hand.

Last, but not least, consider the technology you are interested in using. These days, there are many closed and open digital impression systems, so you have to decide which is right for you. In addition, if you are using a local lab for fabrication, you should ask if they are up-to-date on digital impression technology and if they are able to use it. If they can’t accept the scans, it won’t benefit your practice in the long run.

Dental support Austin providers are emerging every day. When sophisticated technology meets cloud-based solutions, the result is powerful practice management solution that not only provide improved productivity, but also delivers information when you need it most. For more information on dental management software and digital imaging solutions, please request a free consultation:


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