The following are several hot articles on the future of dentistry. The full "Future of Dentistry Report" is a long read written for professionals. However, the interview with ADA president Timothy Rose is good summary for the layperson.
The Future of Dentistry report was developed by a large group of experts in the dental profession. The report is intended to be a practical guide for the profession's next generation.
In an ABC NEWS interview Dr. Timothy Rose discussed: replacements for dental drills in development at the present time that use a very accurate spray of silica "sand" to actually cut and prepare teeth for filling and stimulating the jaw's bone structure to spur new tooth growth.
The recent thing that we will be talking about is nanotechnology! The speed at which advances are being made in science has catapulted nanotechnology from its theoretical foundations straight into the real world. Dentistry also is facing a major revolution in the wake of this technology having already been targeted with novel 'nano-materials.'