Many dental offices could be updated to make patients more comfortable, it has been stated.
Dentistry IQ reported that dental offices should embrace new technologies to make the patient’s life easier and also to maximise their effectiveness.
It argued that the use of digital technology can help surgeries to become more capable of handling and distributing patient notes and files, with wireless technology enabling the dentist to instantly transfer notes on a patient to reception and vice-versa.
Elsewhere, US dentist Dr Kevin Brunski has developed his I-Denti-Fied chip that is capable of being implanted into a tooth and can be encoded to contain a patient’s complete dental history.
He hopes the device will help make it easier for people to keep their records up to date and will make it easier for dental professionals to know about past procedures and treatments.