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2017 Annual Session Conference

AS17B22C - Up in the Air: Orthodontic Technology Unplugged!

Apr 23, 2017 10:45am ‐ Apr 23, 2017 11:15am


The "tap and swipe" culture has touched every sphere of our lives. Orthodontics has embraced technology wholeheartedly,and this infusion has altered the face of our diagnostic, mechano-therapeutic, appliance design, didactic and management protocols. The physical forms of most orthodontic entities are slowly but surely being replaced by digital and cloud applications that are 'up in the air', and have altered the dynamics of the 'orthodontic experience'.

Learning Objectives:

  • Classify the applications of technolgy in contemporary orthodontics.
  • Assess Patient and Clinician knowledge, perceptions and preferences on use of specific technology applications in orthodontics.
  • Critically analyze and relate to futuristic applications of technology that can potentially change the face of orthodontic care.


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