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The Dental Mirror - #10

2022 03 05

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Dental Institute

Issue #10, March 2022

Dentistry | Healthcare | Technology | Politics | Students

Welcome to the 10th issue of the Dental Mirror! This "Digital Dentistry" issue aims to recognise and celebrate the newest developments in the world of dentistry and the digitalisation of areas of the field.

It is safe to say that COVID-19 has brought one of the greatest challenges we've faced as a profession in the 21st century and I’m sure we have all spent enough time feeling disheartened by this harsh new reality. With that, this issue aims to bring a breath of fresh air in exploring some of the opportunities for technological growth that have ensued following the pandemic. With the demands for more distanced care where possible increasing, we are seeing an evolution in the way we deliver dentistry.

 

Our student writers have covered a wide array of topics, with an example being the use of artificial intelligence in dentistry and the prospects and challenges of having such technology integrated into patient care. Living in an increasingly digital world will leave us facing unfamiliar challenges and leaves us open to the idea that not everyone will be embracing these changes…

The Dental Mirror team have worked tirelessly to see this issue brought together in a seamless fashion and I hope that this issue succeeds in giving you a taster of what's to come for the future of dentistry!

 

Yours, Demi Bains

Editor-in-Chief

 

In this ever evolving and changing field, Demi and I thought it would be fitting to dedicate this issue to “Digital Dentistry”. In this new way of life, where technology is embraced in every aspect of our day to day lives, we believe digital dentistry also plays a pivotal role in the future of the dental field. I am sure many would agree that change and keeping up with constant advancements in the technology utilised can be quite daunting. However, in this issue we have tried to shed some light on the endless possibilities of how this technology can be readily used in everyday practice. In this issue, we cover an array of topics, including the use of digital dentistry in orthodontics, a glimpse of the future of dentistry, and how same day crowns can be fabricated using the CAD/CAM technology.

I would like to take a moment to thank everyone on this team for spending countless hours putting together this issue, none of this would have been possible without all of our lovely editors and writers. I hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as we have enjoyed putting it together for you all, and we would love to hear your feedback on our first issue this year!

Yours, Mariam Bqain

Deputy Editor-in-Chief