Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) is very prominent in the headlines today. Somewhere between the fear of job losses, and the extinction of the human race, lies a tremendous opportunity to advance all aspects of dentistry. From diagnostics to patient communication, things are changing rapidly. To thrive in this developing landscape, you need to be more than simply aware of the potential impact AI will have on dentistry – you need to get ahead of it.
We frequently visit dental offices that are completely out of storage space, yet have 9 or 10 foot tall ceilings. Doctors are paying for a lot of air that they should be optimizing for efficient storage.
The practice that Dr. Robert McCulla, DDS once considered selling is now thriving and growing quickly. “My role will change over time,” he says. “I’ll be moving more into a CEO position, focusing on cosmetic dentistry, with a focus on doing veneers, sedation dentistry for fearful patients, and clear aligners like Invisalign. I will be mentoring the associates, coaching them, helping them.”
I could just jump right to telling you what I consider the best dental loupes for most practitioners, but it wouldn’t make sense unless you understand the WHY. I need to talk first about some of the science behind loupe use, to help you properly judge loupe function.