Digital Dentistry and Technology

Enhance the impact of digital dentistry through resources on A.I., Electronic Health Records, Imaging, and 3D Printing.

Digital dentistry.

Interoperability & Data Exchange

Software developers and informatics experts explore the landscape of health information exchange. (June 2024 - 90 minutes)

Webinar and Panel Series

Experts explore the landscape of health information exchange. (March 2024 – 90 minutes)
The ONC covers the information blocking rule and its impact (June 2023 – 60 minutes)

Emerging Digital Dentistry Topics and Resources

Implementation and use of dental office technology are often challenging. Enhance the impact of digital dentistry through resources and information on topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Electronic Health Records, Practice Management Systems, Digital Workflow, and 3D Printing.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Augmented Intelligence (AuI) use and adoption by the dental industry is increasing. The website and resources below provide information curated by the ADA and subject matter experts.

3D Printing

3D printers are a complement to or enhancement of other digital technologies, and can help control workflows, improve efficiency, use existing digital skills or procedures, and reduce cost or manufacturing time. Resources below provide best in class information for dental providers.

  • The 3D printing guide (PDF) provides guidance on a broad range of features a dental practice may consider when investing in a 3D printer for their dental practice. The guide offers a comparison chart highlighting the clinical indications for use, unique features, initial investment and a breakdown of print times.

DICOM and Imaging

Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM) is the Standard for the exchange and use of digital images in Dentistry. Digital imaging is used for evaluation of dental caries, oral pathology, and presurgical and preorthodontic treatment assessment. The resources below are intended to help the industry understand and use DICOM Standard as it applies to dentistry with the goal of increasing interoperability within and between institutional digital radiographic systems.

  • In the current DICOM documentation, cephalograms are not addressed directly. This technical report was developed to fill the gap in such a way as to provide imaging equipment vendors an approved way of storing cephalograms along with their clinically relevant data, in an interoperable way.