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Technology ‘could make dentistry less painful’

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New imaging technology could make dentistry less painful.

New technology being trialled in the US could soon make the dentist’s office a less stressful environment, it has been claimed.

The Leaf Chronicle reported Clarksvill dentist Dr Bill Wall is using stereolithographic-imaging models to replace the old plaster of paris casts for making bridges and prosthetics and this is a less invasive and more accurate treatment, he claimed.

“This new technology, instead of going through making silicone impressions, makes a digital impression using a camera that makes 20 three-dimensional impressions per second. It’s much more accurate,” Dr Wall told the publication.

Elsewhere, WKYC.com recently reported improvements in technology in the dentist’s office are making the prospect of sitting in the chair less daunting.

It noted that patients are now able to relax while digital camera technology is used to take pictures with ease and these images are then sent via email to a lab where impressions of the mouth can be created and prosthetics made.

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