A study published in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science aimed to look at the "awareness, understanding and attitudes" towards digital technology in the dental field amid the ever-changing technological landscape. There was an emphasis on computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing for the study.
According to the cross-sectional study, which involved a questionnaire distributed to various dental practitioners, 99.3% reported being aware of digital technology in dentistry. While most respondents acknowledged the benefits of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing, they cited high cost, lack of knowledge and preference for traditional methods as reasons for hesitation.
The study concluded that there is a "high level of awareness and readiness" to adopt digital technology, but the perceived utility varied among participants, some of whom identified barriers to adoption such as the need for expanded education.
Full story: Cureus
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