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How has dentistry practice evolved in these past few years?

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Dr. Sharon Perelman answered

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Dentistry: Dentistry has been continually evolving and there are many new and exciting technologies used now in everyday dental practices. Example include cad/cam , which allows the dentist to make a crown in about 2 hours using computerized techniques. Improvement lasers, computerized methods of adjusting occlusion ( tscan).

Answered 6/14/2014

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Dr. Jake Richards answered

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Digital/electronics: These areas have advanced the most. The material that we use are getting better as well. Digital charts, xrays along with electric devices, handpieces, cordless electronic devices are all improving and continue to get better.

Answered 11/6/2012

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Dr. John Dovgan answered

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Laser detection: Dentistry has evolved greatly in the past few years. Not only have materials changed, but also technology has changed. Caries detection has evolved from a simple hand held shepard's hook to a laser devices such as a diagnodent this device has been shown to be 90% accurate as long as no calculus or staining is present. Other devices include software that can detect caries with digital x-rays.

Answered 1/22/2013

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Dr. John Van der Werff answered

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Many areas: Technology has changed dentistry in the areas of x-rays, crowns, fillings, diagnosing cavities, pain control, root canals, implants, and treatment and prevention of cavities.

Answered 3/21/2015

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Dr. Seth Wolfson answered

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Office software : Communication via email and text messages. To get real time benefit information from insurance company's . Fileing claims with attachments. Using office managing software to shift towards a paper reduced office.

Answered 2/9/2013

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Dr. Stephen Gordon answered

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Minimally invasive: Minimally-invasive and non-invasive dental techniques that improve treatment without discomfort. Such as the perio protect method of non-invasive periodontal the therapy that has been shown to be both safe and effective in reducing many gum line periodontal pockets without surgery.

Answered 11/27/2017

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Dr. Hunter Smart answered

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Digital technology: Just as innovations/inventions in the digital world increase at an exponential pace, so will the digital aspects of dentistry. There is very new and promising innovations in digital dentistry, and I would have to say that this is the most evolving aspect of the field. Digital impressions that are sent to labs or machines that can 3D print crowns/dentures/mouth guards/ etc...

Answered 10/10/2016

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