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MID: Minimally Invasive Dentistry

November 29th, 2007 · No Comments

You can allay patients’ fear and discomfort while increasing clinical precision, with minimally invasive dentistry. November’s Dental Products Review features an article by Dr. Joseph Whitehouse entitled, "Think Minimally Invasive." Dr. Whitehouse begins by explaining the warm fuzzies that are important for communication between staff and patients, but I was more interested in the technology.

Dr. Whitehouse mentioned these products and tools; I added links:

Removable Orthodontics (see Invisalign here)

Digital X-Rays (see Kodak here)

Intraosseous Injections (see Intraflow here)

Diagnostic Laser (see DIAGNOdent here)

Soft & Hard Tissue Laser (see BioLase here)


Air Abrasion

Dental Implants (see NobelBiocare here)

Fluoride Treatment & MI Paste (see GC America here) – This is more prevention, IMHO. And because of that, I would say that sealants or preventive resin fall into this category, as well.

I might also add 3D imaging, instead of impressions (see iTero here), and oral cancer screening with the ViziLite or VELscope.

Read the full article here.

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