Predictions For Dentistry 2022
SOME INTERESTING TRENDS
Practices having to meet and overcome the challenges brought on by the ever-changing mandates and new regulations due to the continuation of the global pandemic.
To get ready for 2022, biggest dental technology trends that may come.
Toothbrush that has a sensor in the head of the brush to monitor the user’s tooth brushing habits. Aside from being electric and having a timer like typical electric toothbrushes, a smart toothbrush sends information to your phone app via bluetooth about how hard you brush, if you missed any areas, or if the angle of the toothbrush needs to be adjusted. WOW!! Very cool.
3- D Printers are capable of creating objects from raw plastic materials. The use of these nifty printers has been gaining popularity in fields from aerospace to art and beyond. While 3D Printers are starting to be used in the dental field, we predict that they will infiltrate the realm of surgery more readily in 2022, allowing for more accuracy in restorative and implant procedures.
Dental practices could start using 3D printers for printing simple mouthguards, custom-fit retainers, and more. This will decrease patient wait time and increase patient satisfaction.
3D printing can also help cut down on costs, as 3D printing for molds and other essentials could possibly be done in a single visit with less material waste, allowing physicians to help more patients every day. Love this!
Is one of the key dental technology trends to expect in 2022. AR is the process of superimposing computer-generated images over a view of the real world. This is typically done by using smartphones or other internet-capable devices.
Augmented reality provides an opportunity to display information that is not available in real life on a screen.
AR can be used for:
- language translation
- GPS directions
- general instructions
- gaming and entertainment
The tele-dentistry is a new one but should make big waves in 2022. Patients can voice-call or video-call their healthcare professional to receive information about discomfort or to ask questions regarding their oral health. This could decrease the number of patients in the waiting room who aren’t even sure if they should be there.
Although it should not be used to diagnose issues, teledentistry could give patients peace of mind in knowing whether their pain or discomfort merits a visit to the office or to a specialist. Also creates additional revenue stream. We have tele-medicine, why not tele-dentistry.
Regenerative Treatment is the use of biological materials to help patient tissue regrow instead of being replaced or removed.
The pie-in-the-sky goal of this experimental technology is to regrow enamel on teeth, to regrow gum tissue (instead of performing grafts), and to regrow entire teeth with the use of specialized cells and procedures.
While still in the early phases of its development, regenerative dentistry treatments are already influencing the way that healthcare professionals and medical researchers think about the industry and its future.
Just some trends moving into 2022. Dentistry growing in leaps and bounds.
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