Dentistry students at Tottenville High School are learning about the latest developments in Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) in Digital Dentistry. Their teacher, Daniel Solomon, took part in a hands-on professional development program sponsored by Sirona Dental Systems, a multinational technology firm with facilities in North Carolina that develops, manufactures, and markets dental equipment for dentists worldwide. This training program was sponsored by Sirona in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps at Peterson AFB in Colorado.
The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics projects strong employment prospects for dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and dental technicians in the coming years as current practitioners retire and the population ages.
To see a digital dentistry in action, view this CEREC Dental CAD CAM video from MetaCafe. (The audio is uneven.)