UofL is poised to become a premier center for training the next generation of dentists in the use of digital technologies that have the power to transform patient care and increase practice efficiency.
When you hear the term digital dentistry, what we're really talking about is utilizing computers, and utilizing gaming platforms, things that were, that are intuitive to use on a computer level. And we're using these technologies so that we can provide a more accurate, faster, and overall, just a better quality of restoration. Whether it has to do with the final product, or if it has to do with planning. These are all things that digital dentistry enables the dentist to do on a very practical level. The students are naturals when it comes to digital dentistry, they grew up playing video games like I did, it just feels very natural.
To some degree, it really just makes dentistry fun again. When you're sitting in front of a computer, and you have all this access to the technology and you can do all these new things, that you couldn't do before, and it's done immediately and you see the results right away. It's just really exciting time to be to be in dentistry.
Students get really excited to learn new techniques that simplify and increase or improve the overall outcome of the patient. You can design the Restorations in our software, where you can see the preparation in a better scale, a bigger scale. And that way you can look into details. And later on when the restorations are fabricated, they are made by a computer, instead of traditional manual techniques. It's unbelievable. The type of equipment that they have here. And it's top notch. It's some of the best stuff that you can find out there.
The equipment and all this digital equipment, it can seem a little bit overwhelming at first. So our job as faculty is to kind of make you feel comfortable around it. I think we're all very approachable and we're excited to help people we like hearing questions. It means that people are engaged that they want to learn. And that's what I'm here for. I want to help people learn how to do all this and it's very rewarding to me as the faculty here at the University of Louisville.
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