Digital Dentistry refers to a digital workflow process involving the use of 3DComputed Tomography (CT) scanner, 3D treatment planning software, 3D Printer, 3D intra-oral scanner and Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology in the field of dentistry..

Benefits of Digital Dentistry

  1. 1. Allows for more comprehensive pre-surgery treatment planning so that
    all difficult and critical decisions can be made before surgery
  2. 2. Reduces guess work and human errors
  3. 3. Therefore surgery is safer and more efficient
  4. 4. Minimise post-surgery complications
  5. 5. Less waiting time for surgery appointments, especially when seeing specialists

Applications of Digital Dentistry

  1. 1. Implant dentistry
  2. 2. Reduces storage space because teeth and jaw models can be scanned and archived digitally rather than having to store physical copies.
  3. 3. Create Temporomandibular (TM) Joint models for accurately diagnosing and consulting patients with TM disorders.
  4. 4. Creating mouth guards, stents and splints