Part 4 | The Digital Orthodentist: The In-Office Lab

“Technology is best when it brings people together” —Matt Mullenweg

In the previous three parts of this Digital Orthodentist series, we have been discussing the rapid evolution of dental technology.

Part 1 covered the data acquisition needed for digital dentistry using intraoral scanners. In Part 2, we covered one of the most versatile and lowest cost to entry of computer-aided manufacturing (CAD), which is in-office 3D printing and brings a level of versatility, control and cost-savings for the practitioner that can be considered as truly revolutionary. Also in Part 3, we covered in-office milling solutions that allow control and potential cost savings for the doctor when fabricating indirect restorations, but also improved customer service through benefits like same-day restorations.

In this fourth and final part, it is the author’s goal to bring all three of these modalities together to show how practices can leverage this technology over multiple aspects of their patient care.

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Matthew Standridge

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