Dr Cameron Sordi On Digital Dentistry : Is This The Next Disruptive Technology?
Although the term ‘disruptive innovation or technology’ dates back to 1995 when Harvard Business School Professor Clayton M. Christensen coined the term, its prevalence has only reached fever pitch in the last five years, as it has become a common buzzword used to define emerging innovations and technologies.
The term obviously extends to digital technologies that are changing many of the industries we rely on, making these industries more efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Dentistry is no exception. With the implementation of many digital tools and devices, digital dentistry is helping to make the industry less painful and invasive, as well as quicker and more environmentally conscientious.
From lasers and 3D milling to digital x-rays, the innovations being introduced to dentistry are moving the profession quickly into the future. The new school of “digital dentistry” is defined by Dr. Paul Child of Dental Economics, as “a dental technology or device incorporating digital or computer-controlled components”. Read More…