These days, it seems that every industry has undergone some sort of technological revolution and invested heavily in new tools that help operations run more efficiently. The dental industry is no exception, and that's why it's important that schools dedicated to the practice of oral health invest in dental software to improve clinical studies and help students prepare for life outside of the teaching environment.
A recent article in the Detroit Free Press outlined some of the key technological advancements appearing in the dental industry today. For example, many clinics are now using computer-aided design and manufacturing equipment to make dental crowns while a patient waits in the office. There is also technology that can design dentures and conduct digital X-rays.
When it comes to the patient side of university operations, as it relates to confidential health records and maintaining compliance under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, new laws concerning privacy have ushered in software that has the ability to restrict certain patient information from being seen.
Both of these advancements in technology highlight the need for students to be trained in dental enterprise software to ease the transition from the classroom to an actual office practice.