Today we live in an information driven society. The amount of new and ever more sophisticated information we are all able to obtain is truly astounding, but the irony is that it can be easy to take it all for granted. All of this information is transforming the way we live on many levels, as with the ease of rapid communications we enjoy today, we can change the way we live and work in moments.
Back in the Printed Information Era
In years past, all our information came from heard sources (radio, announcements, conversations) or by the printed page. This way of gaining information worked well for many, many years, but it was slow getting information from one party to another. Due to this, changes in computer technology and advances in medical and dental technology were slow. As personal computers came in and revolutionized the way we processed information, dental techniques began to advance. All of this went ever further with the advent of the Internet.
Today, many professions, like dentistry, are being transformed by this amazing revolution in technology. New ways of treatment and prevention are being invented at an astounding rate, and patients are enjoying ever greater health as a result.
What does all of these mean for dental professionals? It means there is an ever more urgent need for dentists to keep up with these ongoing advances, by attending teaching seminars and by studying top professional journals. The good news is that now it’s easy to sign up for a subscription to a top dental journal online. For more on how to stay on top of the latest advances in dental technology, you can get more information here.
The technology revolution has brought on many changes, and all of it is can be positive, as long as we take the needed steps towards keeping up with all the new information that’s out there.