New trends in the dental industry pop up every year, and 2019 is no different. Research shows that the coming year will be filled with exciting in-office and digital dental trends, including new technologies, improved business practices, and new ways to optimize the patient experience — and even robo-dentists.
Read on to learn about the latest dental practice equipment and business operations that dental practices are implementing this year to save time, increase patient volume, and streamline operations.
3D printers are revolutionizing dentistry and orthodontics by helping to drastically reduce time and costs associated with the production of custom aligners, tooth replacements, veneers, and crowns.
In-house 3D printers also decrease the dependency of private practices, on third-party labs and companies that typically design and develop these products. Hiring a specialist who can successfully manage and handle the equipment will eliminate this reliance and save you thousands of dollars long-term.
Same-day dentistry, thanks to 3D printing, will ultimately enable you to earn more revenue by taking on new patients and increasing client retention with faster appointments, and less time waiting for dental items to be created in-house.
Going green is a popular trend across all industries, especially in the world of personal and professional healthcare.
As consumers increasingly opt for more natural products like charcoal toothpaste and bamboo toothbrushes in their personal lives, the incorporation of natural oral hygiene products within your dental practice will be a necessity moving forward.
Rid your inventory of artificial dental products made with unnecessary chemicals, in exchange for natural alternatives with healthier, more sustainable and less-abrasive ingredients.
Digital impressions are eliminating challenges, like cracked or deteriorated casts, that have consistently frustrated dentists and patients over the last few decades.
While computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software aren’t new to the dental industry, the prevalence of these programs will continue to grow as more practitioners gain access to this technology.
If you’re still using wax molds and clay casts to take impressions of your patients’ teeth, it’s time to upgrade your equipment in 2019.