Digital dentistry refers to the use of dental technologies or devices that incorporates digital or computer-controlled components to carry out dental procedures rather than using mechanical or electrical tools. The use of digital dentistry can make carrying out dental procedures more efficient than using mechanical tools, both for restorative as diagnostic purposes. ‘Godfather’ of Digital Dentistry is the French professor François Duret, who invented dental CAD/CAM in 1973.
Some of the technologies used in digital dentistry include:
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