Many dentists are interested in learning more about new technologies and equipment, despite not having plans to purchase anything this year. As for the dental practitioners who do plan on making purchases in 2023, digital impression systems seem to – overwhelmingly – be the technology they are hoping to buy. However, a type of technology that should definitely be on your radar is artificial intelligence (AI). While only 10% of our survey respondents are already using AI regularly and only 3% are planning to purchase AI this year, over half of respondents are interested in learning more about it or have already started to inform themselves. We encourage our readers to take advantage of the increase in educational articles and courses that are available on AI (some of which have been included in the Oral Health magazine and on our website)!
As seen in the print issue of Oral Health April 2023
*In October and November 2022 Bramm Research, a third-party independent research house, con-ducted an online survey of active, practicing non-hospital affiliated dentists and dental specialists on behalf of Oral Health. Survey invitations went out to a contact list of approximately 9,000 readers and there were 251 completions, for a response rate of 2.8. With a total sample of 251, the margin of error is plus or minus 6.0 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level. If, for example, 50% of the sample indicated that agreed with a statement, then we can be reasonably sure (19 times out of 20) of an accuracy within +/- 6.0%. This means that a total census would reveal an answer of not less than 44.0% and not more than 56.0%.