There is no doubt technology has significantly improved how we do things in clinical orthodontic practice. Have these new technologies however made a difference in how we diagnose and treat our patients? Has slick marketing over exaggerated the actual value of these new toys? This lecture puts orthodontic toys in to perspective using the contemporary evidence based information.
Identify the importance of objectively evaluating new technology in terms of effectiveness and efficiency.
Recognize the difference between marketing hype versus evidence when considering the incorporation of new technology in clinical practice.
Demonstrate importance of identifying real outcome benefits in terms of improved treatment outcomes and/or genuine patient benefit with the incorporation of new technology.