The past decade in Orthodontics has made some very "emphatic statements", which will chart the course of how orthodontics is practiced, marketed, researched and taught over the next decade and probably the rest of this century! This presentation will discuss the technological kaleidoscope from an evidence-based perspective, as influencing the specialty of orthodontics. The application of cloud-based services to clinical care and their futuristic possibilities will be analyzed. Core Data/Outcome Sets (CD/OS) of tech-infusion research in orthodontics will be presented.
Identify seminal literature on technological developments and their impact on the specialty.
Analyze "what we know" about technological infusions in the last decade,"what we don't" and bridge the gap between the two.
Evaluate, with clinical examples and research findings, how and where technology can enhance patient care outcomes; and where it can't!