What were 2020's top 5 stories about CAD/CAM?

By Melissa Busch, DrBicuspid.com assistant editor

December 15, 2020 -- CAD/CAM is always evolving and improving dentistry. DrBicuspid.com brings the latest updates on the technology that can improve restorations, implants, orthodontics, and more.

Here are the top 5 CAD/CAM stories of 2020:

  1. Study puts major intraoral scanner brands to the test

    Overall, intraoral scanner brands couldn't compete when it came to the accuracy of single-tooth impressions. One made by Dentsply Sirona was the only one that came close, according to a study in the Journal of the American Dental Association.
  2. 3D-printed jaw changes cancer survivor's life

    An oral cancer survivor in India regained his ability to eat solid foods after undergoing reconstruction surgery to place a 3D-printed titanium jaw, showcasing the benefits of this technology.
  3. 5 things we can expect from AI in the coming decade

    The promise of artificial intelligence (AI) has been on the horizon for some time. The first AI-powered solutions for dentistry hit the market during the past several years, but expect to see the best to arrive within the next 10 years.
  4. The new decade's dental practice could look like this

    Alon Ganon, a futurist known for IT consulting, offers his view of what innovations may be coming to dental practices in the future.
  5. COVID-19, protests, holistic dentistry, and technology: Exploring the recent world of Dr. Nammy Patel

    Dr. Nammy Patel, who has a dental practice in the Union Square area of downtown San Francisco, discusses how COVID-19 and protests in the city's business district spurred by the death of George Floyd affected her office.

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