The State of the Specialty
...Intraoral scanners, once regarded as fantasy, are now rivaling the venerable technique of direct impressions. In fact, they already make it possible to operate a top-quality orthodontic practice without ever taking an impression. Likewise, we see rapid growth in the usage of digital radiography, cone-beam radiography, computerized imaging and analysis, and indirect bonding. . . .
On the cover: Usage of digital diagnostic methods in the 2014 JCO Study of Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Procedures (green) is compared to the 2008 (orange) and 2002 (blue) surveys
Access to all Editor's Corner columns is free. For a list of more free articles, click here.
Click here for the October table of contents