07/05/2021

Trends in Dental Technology What’s Next in Dentistry

Working in dentistry is one of the most exciting career paths, and the next decade is set to epic in terms of technological development.

Despite the setbacks caused by COVID-19, things are looking very positive in the dental industry. While a lot of dentist surgeries are focusing on post-pandemic recovery and adapting to the ‘new normal’, there’s also a lot of buzz and excitement around technology.

Here are some of the advancements in dental technology, dental tools, and dental software to keep an eye on:

Intelligent dental technology

The medical industry has already started to embrace artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics in a number of ways. Despite this, dentistry lags behind in AI adoption, but we will likely see a big shift in the coming years.

AI can improve treatment quality within the dental field by using methods such as intelligent detection, classification, and segmentation. For instance, it would be possible to detect tooth decay much more accurately, based on learning the location and morphology of carious lesions on radiographs.

This could move us away from the traditional approach done through clinical examination and touch alone, improving the accuracy of detection and treatment. In the future, a dental examination and AI technology will work in unison to provide a more accurate and beneficial dental plan for patients.

In addition to caries diagnosis, AI can also help the detection of malignant lesions, improve diagnostic imaging, and support important admin work such as patient record management and data merging.

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