Dentistry defines the art and science of diagnosis and treatment of individual’s teeth with help of current medicaments and scientifically proven technology. Digital dentistry is currently founded as the new innovative passion in dentistry. Today, dentists do more than just drill and fill of their patients’ teeth; they improve the quality of life of their patients through diagnosis, treatment and prevention of oral diseases, conditions involving teeth and surrounding tissues. To deliver all these components together to the patient, the digital dentistry has now became the integral part of dental treatments. Digital dentistry includes electronic practice management software (patient records), digital photography, digital radiography, patient communication, digital impressions, computer aided milling machines, and many more. Digital dentistry is more than just a hype. When properly implemented and with professionals fully educated, the return on investment in this technology can be excellent; higher patient satisfaction and shorter appointment time in practicing dentistry can be experienced. Being at the forefront of dental technology, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine has become the first school nationwide to integrate digital dentistry to provide state-of-the-art technology to its students and patients. Being a part of this institution and being in dental profession for over a decade, I believe digital dentistry provides four major benefits over conventional dentistry:
Since we are in a digital age now, using some of the traditional techniques just leaves us years behind. As the concept of digital dentistry continues to advance, only time will tell what it will have to offer in the near future. It would not come as a surprise to most of dental professional community if digital dentistry become the standard of care within the next decade. Just like every other technological advances, this too will continue to evolve and will require dental community to keep up to pace with continuing education, but this should not keep one from getting on-board with this exciting revolution in the field of dentistry, now!
Contribution by Jignesh Rudani, AS '17
Diversity and Inclusion
CONGRATULATIONS TO WENYU QU, DMD '17!
He has done an outstanding job as chair of the Social Committee. With his leadership and hard work our chapter has hosted more events this past semester than we did during the last academic year! We just want to say a massive thank you for your efforts in spreading the #ASDAfever!
We asked Wenyu a few questions to get to know him better, here are his answers:
Where are you from?
I am from Lincoln, NE
What made you interested in joining our ASDA chapter's Social Committee?
ASDA always had fun study break events every week and made getting through dental school so much more enjoyable!
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Reading! Currently reading through "The Alchemy Wars" By Ian Tregillis
What is on your bucket list?
Traveling to Europe
What is your most memorable ASDA moment?
When John Barrett and Rushil Dang crushed the other schools at the Student Debate at Yankee 3 years ago.