In modern society, we expect immediacy in nearly everything we do.
Take information access. We expect immediate results when we search a topic on the internet. And, thanks to Google, fiber optics and super-fast connections, our search results show up in a second or two.
In the same way that modern technology has brought us information that’s immediate available, it has also provided instant communication. Considering the very first mobile phone only went on sale to the public a little over 30 years ago (DynaTAC in the US cost almost $4,000 each at the time!), it is astounding to think how far we have come in such a short amount of time.
Dentistry, however, did not embrace “digital” at the same pace, but it has caught up. Technology has advanced, traditional processes and techniques have been refined, protocols streamlined and high quality achieved. Today’s digital workflow enhances communication among the dental team, allowing the transfer of more information faster and more efficiently for the benefit of the dentist and patient—and the lab.
In the days before CAD/CAM, communication between the dentist and lab technician was a lengthy process. Now, however, color matching, patient preferences, margin verifications and prep height reduction can be determined before the patient leaves the chair. Continue reading
By Mary Conditt, Director of Industry Relations
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- Sweeten the Pot with Software Training
Quick, tell me everything you know about the Y screen in your practice management software! Depending on your role in the office, you may shrug and think it doesn’t apply to you, or you may get the uncomfortable suspicion that there are features of your software that you’re missing out on. No matter what your role, an efficiently run front desk affects the whole practice. At the Global Oral Health Summit, Carestream Dental’s experienced software trainers share with you all the tips, tricks and hacks you never knew you needed to streamline your workflow and reduce costs. Special tracks are available for CS SoftDent, CS PracticeWorks, CS OrthoTrac and CS WinOMS.