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The Science section of the October 9th edition of The New York Times, "The Digital Doctor," profiled a number of...See more high-tech tools in the healthcare field, including Sirona Dental's CEREC System. In "A New Tooth, Made to Order in Under an Hour," writer Gina Kolata describes how her dentist used a chairside CEREC system to deliver a crown in one visit. "Maybe you think that dentists are stuck in the technological dark ages, waving pliers and babbling about fluoride," she says. "In truth, the profession has quietly embraced sophisticated technology..." Saying that 10% of dentists use chairside CAD/CAM, the article also explains the benefits and limitations of the technology, its applications in implantology and how dentists can also access the technology through laboratories.
> During its CEREC® 27 and a Half event held in Las Vegas in October, Sirona celebrated the 10-year anniversary...See more of its inLab CAD/CAM system. Participants explored an exhibit hall, attended presentations by inLab experts and had an opportunity to network with thousands of fellow CEREC dentists and laboratory owners. "Every time Sirona throws an event, I am beyond impressed learning about the new advancements of this amazing technology," says Matt Roberts, CDT, Owner of CMR Dental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID. "Sirona just keeps making CAD/CAM more interesting, my job much easier and my dentists happier." For more from the event, visit www.CEREConline.com or www.CEREC27live.com.
The number of laboratories declined 12.5%, from approximately 12,000 to 10,500. The number of GPs and prosthodontists increased 17%, from 133,623 to 156,011. This means the ratio of dentists to labs increased from 11:1 to 15:1.
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