What is Digital Transformation in Dentistry?

What is Digital Transformation in Dentistry?

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Dental digitization allows patients and dentists to connect better and reduces paperwork required in the data processing and streamlining the dentist’s work.

FREMONT, CA: Dental digitalization is a fantastic method for connecting with patients, who are now more willing to share their problems as a result of these advancements. Digital marketing initiatives like newsletters, Whatsapp, and social media can all help to improve the patient experience. Appointment confirmation, a thorough virtual tour of the facilities and professionals, competitions, and oddities are all ideas that might help attract and retain new patients.

It's a long-term investment, as having both these communication tools and the most up-to-date technological equipment for diagnosis and treatment is a recoupable cost (sometimes even in the short term). This second set of solutions focuses on the digital treatment experience, which includes everything from the tools needed to perform radiological testing (OPG, 3D CBCT scanner, etc.) to scanning the oral cavity to eliminate the need for traditional impressions.

Digital workflow in dentistry

In dentistry, a digital workflow is a work system that streamlines the dentist's job, from patient records to diagnostic creation, data processing utilizing particular software, treatment solution design (CAD), and physical manufacturing of this solution (CAM).

Focusing on CAD/CAM software, which is the best example of what is now called innovative technology in dentistry. It allows the dentist to follow the digital flow through the three stages of digitization, design, and manufacture.

Digital equipment for dental treatment

The CBCT cone beam tomography devices, for example, offer images of the entire craniofacial area thanks to ionizing radiation penetration into the tissues. Dentists can start with the Bondent 3D-1020 CBCT scanner, a state-of-the-art gadget with exceptional image quality and clever anti-artifact technology, if they want to make their dental practice digital. The Bondent Intelligent CBCT scanner has intelligent noise reduction, which aims to address traditional panoramic radiology's inherent flaws of distortion and overlapping.

Dental scanners, on the other hand, might be intraoral or extraoral in nature. The latter is used to digitalize plaster models and impressions in laboratories. Dentists can use the intraoral scanner to build a three-dimensional digital dossier of the oral cavity on which they have to work.

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