The capabilities of technology amaze us. EnvisionTECH recently announced FDA approval for 3D printing dentures. They are the only 3D printing company in the world with this full digital denture solution. We wonder what’s next!
We came across a press release for BruxRelief, a device to treat Bruxism disorder, also known as teeth grinding. The device is intended to “attach behind the users ear using a medical grade reusable adhesive gel”. If the user starts grinding, the device senses it and sends a signal to the subconscious to stop the behavior without waking the user.
It will be interesting to watch development of this device which is currently running a Kickstarter campaign. Please note that we do not have any connection to this and are not invested in the campaign. We found it interesting since as many as 10% of people have Bruxism. Any safe treatment for teeth grinding is worth exploring.
Thinking about attending dental school? There are more than 65 dental schools in the country that are accredited by the ADA’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and CODA has a set of standards for both the content and quality of each program.
Admission is competitive and DDS/DMD programs generally take four years with additional years for specialties. There is also a demand for hygienists, assistants, and lab technicians.
Do your homework before starting a program, considering your budget and time for the length of a program. If you are looking for a rewarding career, it’s definitely one that we can recommend!