The Third Industrial Revolution and Dentistry

October 20, 2017

The dental industry and other healthcare providers are feeling the effect of the third industrial revolution. As technology continues to advance, how will this revolution impact your dental practices?

In an article from Dental Economics, author Chris Salierno writes, “The dental profession and industry are already beginning to feel the effects of the Third Industrial Revolution. The work of skilled dental technicians is being replaced with CAD/CAM and 3-D printing. Digital impressions are gaining ground on physical ones. Our patients will continue to demand that we provide their care cheaper and faster without sacrificing quality”.

In the article, Salierno discusses:

  • What constitutes an industrial revolution
  • How this will impact dental practices

Salierno continues, “I believe professions must hold themselves to higher expectations than simply what the market demands. We must be the ones to set the standard of care. But at the same time, we must pay attention to the economic revolution going on around us. If technology permits us to provide care that is the same or better quality, then we should take advantage of the speed and affordability that come along with it”. How is your dental practice being revolutionized? Is your practice up to the challenges?

To read more, see the full article from Chris Salierno in Dental Economics.

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