Digital Dentistry a Comprehensive Reference and Preview of the Future

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Digital Dentistry a Comprehensive Reference and Preview of the Future

Diane Rekow

Digital technologies have broadened and enriched the horizon, impact, and delivery of dentistry for decades, and will continue to do so.
Since an in-depth understanding of innovations and new approaches can be somewhat confusing, this comprehensive reference book aims to describe and demystify the underlying principles of digital technologies.
It also examines similarities and differences between available and emerging systems, and demonstrates the value and use of digital approaches in clinical cases.
The book looks at how we acquire, manipulate, and leverage digital data in a host of disciplines as well as the implications of and opportunities for digital dentistry in education.
Contributions from authors with differing expertise emphasize the influence of digital technologies across a breadth of disciplines, well beyond restorative dentistry. This reference book could not be a comprehensive resource without addressing the challenges and opportunities intrinsic to both integrating new technologies into dental practice and keeping up with the inevitable fast-paced changes.
Previewing the future, the book explores the potential impact of new innovations on how and what we practice as well as how we think, teach, and pursue knowledge. Energizing our ingenuity and imagination, the book lays the groundwork for creating dentistry’s vibrant and exciting future.

 

Contents

Section I. Introduction

  1. Digital Dentistry: Broadening Dentistry’s Horizon and Impact
  2. The Breadth and Depth of Digital Dentistry

Section II. Acquiring the Digital Data

  1. Intraoral Scanners: Enhancing Dentistry’s Image
  2. Digital Radiography
  3. Electronic Health Records: A Critical Aspect of Digital Dentistry

Section III. Manipulating the Digital Data

  1. CAD/CAM Systems: A Paradigm Shift in Restoration Design and Production
  2. 3D Printing in Dentistry
  3. Digital Restoration Design based on Biologic Principles
  4. Conventional vs Digital Prosthodontics

Section IV. Leveraging the Digital Data

  1. Caries Detection and Tissue Repair Diagnostics in Digital Dentistry
  2. The Application of Surgical Navigation Technology in Head and Neck Surgery
  3. Craniomaxillofacial Surgery Design
  4. Real-time Microvascular Examination of the Oral Mucosa for the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Oral Diseases
  5. Rapid Bacterial Detection during Endodontic Treatment
  6. Robocasting (Direct-Ink Writing) of Hydroxy Apatite, β-TCP, and Bioglass for Alloplastic Bone Grafts

Section V. Implications of and Opportunities for Digital Dentistry in Education

  1. Transforming Education and Learning with Digital Technologies in Dentistry
  2. Digital Technology: Impact on and Opportunities for Dental Education
  3. The Unity of Knowledge in Dental Medicine

Section VI. Challenges and Opportunities

  1. Challenges and Opportunities Intrinsic to Digital Dentistry
  2. Keeping up with Change and Changing Technologies
  3. Big Data: Storage, Sharing, and Usage

Section VII. The Future

  1. Virtual and Mixed Reality in Clinical Application
  2. Digital Dentistry: A Future Limited Only by Our Imagination

Authors and Contributors
Alexander Ammann / Rupert Austin / Pedro Bastos / Trevor Baxter / Zhigang Cai / Stephen D. Campbell / Michael Chan Richard Cook / Lyndon F. Cooper / Piali Das / Renata A. Dias / Jonathan L. Ferencz / Frederic Festy / Federico Foschi / Robert Gottlander / Chunbin Guo / Dylan B. Herzog / Neveen Hosny / Sarah Kaddour / M. Kerry Herd / Abgeena Khan / Garrit Koller / Tsutomu Kubota / Nicholas Leake / Jie Liang / Franscesco Mannocci / Helen McParland / Leandro Medeiros dos Santos / Sadia Niazi / Niall O’Neill / Vinod Patel / Sharon Perelman / Nigel Pitts / Henley Quadling / Mark Quadling / Dianne Rekow / Irena Sailer / Jonathan P. San Diego / Claire Schilling / Susan Schlusser / Xiaofeng Shan / Nelson R. F. A. Silva / James Smay / Ian Thompson / Van P. Thompson / Megan Walker / Timothy F. Watson / Mark Wolff / Gaku Yoshimoto / Julian Zeolla