|Year : 2017 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 1
Innovations in dentistry
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of International Clinical Dental Research Organization, Department of Orthodontics, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra, India
|Date of Web Publication||30-Jun-2017|
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of International Clinical Dental Research Organization, Department of Orthodontics, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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Deshmukh S. Innovations in dentistry. J Int Clin Dent Res Organ 2017;9:1
“Innovation distinguishes between leader and follower”
– Steve Jobs
Dentistry in general and dental technology in particular is at its brim for the betterment of human kind.
Where preventive and public health strategies fail, advances in technology are helping dentists make treatment quicker, safer, and less invasive. Innovations such as electrically accelerated and enhanced remineralization means, it is now theoretically possible to repair teeth and fill teeth without a need to drill.
The biggest evolution and innovation in all forms of dentistry is of digital technology and computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing systems. These systems now offer the unique opportunity to avoid traditional analog impressions, including the usual impression materials. This opportunity not only avoids time and handling limitations but with newer intraoral scanners also gives accurate impressions without generating waste because of impression materials and plaster. Moreover, overall experience with intraoral scanner is very pleasant to patient as compared to taking impression.
In the field of diagnostics, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is one of the greatest imaging techniques that are used in the field of dentistry. CBCT can be used in diagnosis, treatment planning, and to evaluate treatment outcome. With the help of appropriate software, CBCT along with three-dimensional (3D) printing technology can be used to customize and fabricate prosthetic, surgical, as well as orthodontic labial and lingual appliances. Orthodontic aligner technology is the newest innovation in dentistry.
Intraoral scanners, 3D printing, and precision impression technique have lifted the whole new face of restorative and prosthetic dentistry. Advent of nanotechnology and all ceramic crowns with better strength and hue gave clinicians an array of treatment options for patients.
Periodontology and implant dentistry is at its prime. Innovations in molecular and cellular levels such as concentrated growth factor and platelet-rich plasma along with better and newer and more predictable designs in implants gave clinicians more predictable results and better treatment outcome for patients.
It gives me immense pleasure to introduce the new improved Journal of International Clinical Dental Research Organization, which will work on innovations in different disciplines of dentistry. Innovations in technology have to be treated as a tool to improve dental health care while remembering, “Human hand and touch.”
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