Dental technology, like the rest of the tech industry, continues to evolve at a fast pace. To help dentists get a grasp of what the latest technology in the profession is and how to utilize it, CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco will host a three-day technology series of lectures and workshops.
The series, titled The Greatest Dental Technology Show, will explore digital disease detection, digital impressions, CAD/CAM, new cone beam 3-D imaging and more.
Martin Jablow, DMD, FAGD, is a clinician, speaker and author. He will be one of the three presenters at The Greatest Dental Technology Show.
“The biggest fear dentists have when purchasing technology is they think they are gambling — they aren’t sure what they are buying and are concerned that they will spend a lot of money, and then the product won’t end up working the way they hoped it would,” Jablow said. “We will help take the gamble out of it.”
On the first day of the technology series (Thursday, Aug. 15), Jablow and fellow presenters, Paul H. Feuerstein, DMD, and John C. Flucke, DDS, will get attendees involved by allowing them to spin a “wheel of lecture topics” (topics will include things like lasers, digital impressions, etc.). Individuals will be selected to spin the wheel and the lecture topic will be selected by the spin of the wheel. The participant will then get to play another game of chance to win a prize that will be donated by a dental company.
“Nobody is going to believe what we are going to do — you will see things nobody has done in a presentation,” Jablow said.
Attendees will leave day one of the lecture series having learned more about the latest technologies, products and Internet applications, high-tech diagnostic aids and digital impression/CAD systems, and 3-D radiography and associated implant and treatment planning.
The second segment of the Technology Show will come in the form of two workshops (Friday, Aug. 16, and Saturday, Aug. 17). The workshops will provide a detailed look into the shift from intraoral film to sensors and phosphor plates, current sensors, software, digital panoramic units, cameras, (intraoral and extraoral), illumination, magnification and digital color matching.
“You don’t want to be the last dentist to adopt the latest technology because it would mean you are way behind the curve,” Jablow said. “You want to be somewhere in that top 30 percent of dentists who always have the most up-to-date technology. The other thing is kids are coming out of dental school today and they are used to having this technology in school, and then when they come to your office and you don’t have it, it will be more difficult to sell it to an associate.”
For more information and to register for these technology lectures and workshops, visit cdapresents.com/SF2013.aspx.