Successful development and implementation of a digital dentistry curriculum at a US dental school

Carlos A. Jurado, Akimasa Tsujimoto, Amit Punj, Natsuko Aida, Masashi Miyazaki, Hidehiko Watanabe

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Abstract

Introducing new technology in the dental school curriculum may face some uphill challenges navigating through university-level bureaucracy, financial ramifications, and influencing the mindset of certain faculty. A dental school that relies heavily on teaching traditional restorative procedures may particularly face many challenges to embrace new technology. The restorative department at a US dental school created a division of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) dentistry to introduce the concept of digital dentistry to dental students and faculty. This article describes methods that were adopted to improve acceptance and increase the productivity of chairside CAD/CAM restorations for both students and faculty at the dental school in US.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-360
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Oral Science
Volume63
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CAD/CAM
  • Curriculum
  • Digital dentistry
  • US dental school

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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