According to the World Health Organization, each year there are roughly 657,000 new cases of oropharyngeal and oral cavity cancers worldwide, leading to about 330,000 deaths every year.
Any field that requires high precision minimal invasiveness, and whose results are subject to human fatigue, can benefit from implementation of robotics systems. So it comes as no surprise that oral and maxillofacial surgery, particularly implant placement, has seen recent advancements in robotic-assisted surgical techniques.
Approximately 40 million adults in the United States over the age of 18 years old experience some kind of anxiety disorder, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
Artificial intelligence has provided a transfiguring drive in the field of dentistry over the last few years. AI describes the use of computers and technology to simulate intelligent behavior and critical thinking comparable to a human being.
One lesson I learned my first year was understanding my learning style and applying it to how I learned and studied for exams. As a visual learner, I find it most helpful to read through a PowerPoint while following along with the text and images the professor discusses.
Your feed on social media is full of ads. One minute you’re looking up pulpal necrosis on Google and the next, a plush, personalized, toothpaste subscription box is asking for your email on Instagram. As a dental student, you can’t help but be skeptical of these products and the broad claims they make.
“Evaluate for broken tooth.” A simple note all too common at the urgent care dental clinic. You go in hoping it’s a small chip on an incisor and are greeted with a patient, tooth in hand, expectantly looking to you as if to say, “Can you save it?”