Accelerating the Advancement of Digital Dentistry

Accelerating the Advancement of Digital Dentistry

New digital tools and technologies are revolutionizing the dental and medical fields and making patient care easier, faster, safer, and more effective. This cutting-edge field, called digital dentistry, is modernizing many dental devices, procedures, and products to enhance the personalization and delivery of oral health care.

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Accelerating the Advancement of Digital Dentistry

Submitted by (@sajiboye)

Comments from the American Association for Dental Research

On behalf of the 3,400 individual and 103 institutional members of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), we fully support NIDCR’s proposed initiative, “Accelerating the Advancement of Digital Dentistry” and are pleased to submit the following comments. Digital imaging for diagnostic use, such as advanced imaging techniques to monitor for caries, tooth cracks, oral lesions, pocket depths, attachment loss, ...more »

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Accelerating the Advancement of Digital Dentistry

Submitted by (@sreevadrevu)

It's importance

Digital dentistry have brought a revolution in the modern era of dentistry many diseases have been diagnosed earlier and have protected many people so there is a absolute requirement in the advancement of digital dentistry as this helps the doctor as well as the patients and brings a new Ray of hope in the lives of the people suffering from various serious illnesses. So what I feel is, a team or a committee must be appointed ...more »

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Accelerating the Advancement of Digital Dentistry

Submitted by (@li3300)

Digital dentistry: a complex system

So far, most of the efforts in digital dentistry are focused on individual technologies which are essential for the digital transition of different aspects of dental care. However, existing studies that evaluated digital applications in medicine and dentistry have demonstrated suboptimal outcomes due to development and implementation of individual technologies and not considering the entire system of technologies and ...more »

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Submitted by (@bpaniagua)

Multidisciplinary technological integration and development

This Digital Dentistry initiative is an excellent illustration of the necessity to bring traditional dentistry to its next natural stage. I agree that advanced dental techniques will improve patient care as well as our understanding of dental health, and to potentially draw connections between overall health and dental health. Our desire to understand the connection between the two is an overarching theme for all of us ...more »

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Submitted by (@fferguson)

Dentistry can become a leader of integrated healthcare

Good health takes guidance, effort, and continuous monitoring. The Government and other Payers have voiced their concern over poor healthcare outcomes and escalating cost by asking Providers to demonstrate more value for their Care. State Departments of Health have challenged hospitals to decrease readmissions and to reduce the use of Emergency Room for primary care. However, several factors make this difficult to ...more »

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Submitted by (@dr.sharanya.sarath)

Magnetic Resonance Micro imaging in Dentistry

Magnetic resonance Micro imaging ( MRM) is a non destructive and non invasive technique.With this technique high resolution three dimensional images can be produced similar to histologic teeth sectioning process. Both internal and external tooth morphology could be determined with this technique. Medical field is rapidly exploring this micro imaging but in dentistry it is still under development .This technique should ...more »

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Submitted by (@alekseyenko)

Integration of Electronic Medical and Dental Records

The electronic dental records (EDR) currently exist in a digital desert, isolated from the mainstream advances in the electronic medical record (EMR) management. Whereas it is common practice to provide access to EMR data for the purposes of building value-added diagnostic tools, EDR data is much less accessible. Likewise, EMR data are routinely organized in research data warehouses (RDW) and are made available for mechanistic, ...more »

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Submitted by (@akashpai)

Blockchain for Dental and Medical Records

How often have Dentists been in a situation where they wished they'd immediate and detailed access to a new patients dental records or a patients medical record before starting a procedure. The reality is, it can take days for these records to reach the Provider. Health records are a patchwork of multitude of systems, which often, exchange information via faxes and paper copies! From a patients perspective, its a challenge ...more »

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Submitted by (@akashpai)

Using AI and Machine Learning in Dental Diagnostics

AI and Machine Learning is a hot topic nowadays. Especially whether this "automation" will take over human jobs. This impending doomsday scenario makes for a great story and headlines but the reality is very different. Patients in Dental field often complain of misdiagnosis or late diagnosis. A cavity is discovered far too late, Gingival issues are left untreated and misdiagnosed, etc. Dentists would love a second opinion ...more »

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Exploring New Capabilities of 3D printing in the Dental Field

Digital technologies have changed the face and hands of dentistry, the increased accuracy and applications of optical scanners, cone beam tomography and CAD-CAM manufacturing technologies have impacted tremendously our field. The increasing use of these technologies in dentistry, allowed the reduction of manual handling of specimens throughout the various processing steps of the workflow. Currently the applications ...more »

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Submitted by (@dracorrea)

Assessing and preventing oral health

Prevention and value of oral health is an important issue for enjoying a healthy life. One of the most serious forms of this disease is oral cancer, the most important risk factors, the consumption of tobacco or alcohol and the human papillomavirus (WHO, 2018). Around 80% of the world's 1.1 billion smokers live in low- and middle-income countries (WHO, 2018). Society for the Study of Addiction (2018), reports: “global ...more »

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