How Technology Has Impacted Dental Industry?

How Technology Has Impacted Dental Industry?

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Leveraging technology benefits the dental industry enabling the dentist to engage with their patients regularly, thereby improving their oral health with their enhanced services.

FREMONT, CA: Technology is the leading factor for transformation in the way how business is run. Like many other areas in the healthcare sector, the dental field has also begun to experience the benefits of shifting to a digital platform, and this trend will bring more profit to the industry in the coming years.

3D Printing

The application of 3D printing in the dental field varies and has now become one of the fastest-growing technologies in the industry. Dental labs are using this new ability to keep the tasks in-house, which would otherwise be outsourced. Dentists can now print denture bases and surgical guides. Some other significant advantages of 3D printing are that it can be executed rapidly and efficiently than ever before. It is because dentists no longer have to hand over the creation of oral apparatus to a third party, they can make these products and devices more accessible to patients, often at a minimal cost.


Nowadays, milling units are more accurate. They provide the clinicians with the flexibility they need in customizing prosthetic devices for each patient. Improvement and enhancement of open-source software have simultaneously lead to the development of milling capabilities. Devices running utilize programs with algorithms and other features that help the clinicians streamline workflows, optimizing overall productivity and service delivery.

Cloud Technology

Putting so many applications into the cloud is no shock that this versatile platform has increased the capabilities of dental technology, too. The healthcare field has already been revolutionized by the arrival of integrated systems, which enable physicians and patients alike to make use of information from any location in real-time. This development, combined with the use of analytics and even business intelligence in dentistry, has exponentially increased computing capabilities in this field.

Consequently, dentists are using automated systems to maintain patient records and share information with practitioners in different locations. Clinicians and staff can make use of any data they need—clinical, administrative, and financial that is stored in the same system. Similar to other healthcare industries, dentistry is overcoming the barriers of information silos and limited software applications with advancements. Cloud-based computing has also reduced the dependency on IT personnel since the software comes with round-the-clock technical support.

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