Dentistry students face test of new technology, but they’re not complaining
Students at the state’s only children’s dental school are in for a surprise.
The school’s director said a technology called “aisles of teeth” was used to help students assess their teeth.
“We’re looking at new ways to give students the information they need to assess the condition of their teeth,” Dr Stephen Whelan said.
“They are asking questions like ‘do you have white spots or are you having black spots?”'”
And what we’re also seeing is students are starting to ask questions like, ‘what is the difference between my teeth?””
I was just doing my job’The technology was developed by dental technology firm, Dentec, and used to scan teeth for abnormalities and tell students if they needed to visit a specialist or get a new set of teeth.
Dr Whelans said he had no regrets about using the technology.
“I have no regrets whatsoever, and I’m proud of it,” he said.
“The students are doing the work and doing it really well.”
Dr Whaman said he was hopeful the technology would help many more dentists in the future.
“It’s a really exciting technology for the dental profession, and we’re going to continue to see a huge increase in the demand for dentistry,” he.
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