Preventive care has always a key driver in dentistry, more so than any other branch of medicine. For more than 50 years, dentists have been urging their patients to follow a certain technique while brushing, flossing, and so on. In fact, dentistry quickly emerged as the only branch of medical science wherein patients visited their dentists for routine checkups, not necessarily to fill a cavity or for specific dental surgeries. While this approach of preventive care has stayed true until this day, the advent of modern technology has given dentists and patients new tools to avert dental problems.
Rather than urging patients to visit them at their offices, dentists can seamless track the dental health of their patients thanks to devices such as Bluetooth-connected toothbrushes and mobile scanning tools. The latter is useful in enabling initial scanning at home before a patient is required to visit a patient. Moreover, since 3-D printing has replaced the manual modeling of crowns, dentists can leverage CAD/CAM machines to drill a tooth to prepare it for a crown, before taking a picture of the crown with a computer. This image is then dispatched to a machine that makes the crown without the patient having to wait for days.
As dental care professionals pay witness to these changes, they are on the lookout for robust solutions for their care model. Since the dental market is brimming with promising solution providers, it is no easy feat to choose the apt one. To aid them on this mission, our illustrious selection panel—comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, industry analysts and the editorial board of MedTech Outlook—has narrowed down the top ten dental solution providers that exhibit competence in delivering dental care solutions.
We present to you MedTech Outlook’s “Top 10 Dental Solution Providers - 2019.”