A Conversation about Digital Health - Annual Report

Amazing new technologies such as virtual or augmented reality, 3D-printing or CRISPR will revolutionize dentistry and our whole attitude towards oral health in the future. Let’s look at the top 8 digital technologies.

One of the most common childhood nightmares is going to the dentist. Who would not understand it? You have to sit in a huge chair illuminated by all-seeing light. You have to endure that someone looks inside and pokes around in your mouth using edgy and frightening devices. And finally, when the torture is over, that same someone tells you not to eat your favorite sweets and brush your teeth regularly. Grr. And childhood memories stick with us. No one likes to go to the dentist in spite of the fact that everyone knows how crucial oral health is and how strongly it is connected to our overall health.

Due to new technologies, the future of dentistry, this large and rapidly growing field looks very different from today, with greater emphasis on prevention that will translate into fewer cavities and less periodontal disease; easier access to care; and shorter treatment time.


The Medical Futurist| Posted on November 24, 2016

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