Coronavirus impact on dental practices: Imaging software capabilities and artificial intelligence (Video)

June 5, 2020
Many dentists have come to rely heavily on their cloud-based systems, especially during these post-COVID times. Dr. David Gane is one of them, and he explains why.

As a young dentist, Dr. David Gane learned quickly that photographic imaging records were a terrific tool for his dental practice in many ways. Within 10 years he segued into his own imaging software company, and today he’s the CEO of Apertyx Imaging.

In this discussion, he and Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz agree that April was a challenging month for dentists and dental companies. But they’re encouraged by recent data from the Health Policy Institute and the American Dental Association that indicates dentistry is beginning to bounce back successfully and will continue to do so. Surveys from the HPI also show that most patients want to return to their dentists as soon as they're able.

Dr. Maragliano Muniz notes that to continue to be successful, dentists are investing more in themselves. She and Dr. Gane believe that an efficient imaging system is an excellent tool for dentists to spend their money on. Dr. Gane explains the advantages of Apteryx.

Editor's note: To view DentistryIQ's full coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, including original news articles and video interviews with dental thought leaders, visit the DentistryIQ COVID-19 Resource Center.

Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, is the chief editor of DentistryIQ. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz began her clinical career as a dental hygienist. She went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her doctorate in dental medicine. She then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dental Medicine, where she became board-certified in prosthodontics. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics.