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Dr. Pam's Practice Picks: Tech to impress new dental associates

June 27, 2022
Chief Editor Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz shares her current must-have products: technology sure to impress recent dental school grads.
Many new dentists will be starting their careers this month and will seek associateships in practices with up-to-date technology. Many new grads consider the tech they were exposed to in dental school a minimum requirement. If you are looking for a quality associate or perhaps someone who may be interested in taking over your practice someday, technology may help you attract the right person. Here’s a look at
some products that will have the best candidates knocking at your door:

EyeCam from Shofu

Intraoral cameras are a must for any dental practice, and will help a new associate communicate their clinical findings to patients. When patients can see what we see, case acceptance dramatically increases. EyeCam is a new, economically priced intraoral camera with a fixed-focus lens and LEDs to illuminate the image. It’s a great camera to check out if you are seeking this addition.

Medit i700 wireless intraoral scanner

There are many intraoral scanners on the market, and the Medit i700 wireless is one to check out. It is competitively priced, fast, accurate, and provides a fully open system. A feature that is unique to this scanner is its intelligent technology that allows the clinician to scan one side of an arch, scan the second side, then the software will stitch the sides together. This scanner allows dental practices to enter the digital world reliably and without breaking the bank!

3D printers from SprintRay

Depending on your practice, a 3D printer will offer you the flexibility to create devices quickly and in the confines of your own office. The Pro95 S will fabricate clear aligners, surgical guides, wax-up models, and try-in dentures. It has the capability to create occlusal guards, implant-retained dentures, shells for large provisionals, and indirect bonding trays. SprintRay 3D printers will definitely keep any new associate engaged with their patients’ care.

The Nova electric handpiece from Bien-Air

Most electric handpieces have large heads to accommodate the required gadgetry, but the Nova balances a small head and slim design with power and durability. It offers excellent access and visibility while preparing teeth, and stability and ergonomics for the dentist. In addition, the Nova (like all Bien-Air handpieces) has an anti-retraction valve in the head of the handpiece, meaning no bacteria will backflow into your tubing.

DTX Studio from Dexis

Store all your digital data in one place: CBCT, IO scans, radiographs, and digital photographs. Diagnosis and planning, collaborating with specialists and labs, and communicating with patients have never been easier, quicker, or more effective!

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Editor's note: This article appeared in the June 2022 print edition of Dental Economics magazine. Dentists in North America are eligible for a complimentary print subscription. Sign up here.

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