Tablets in the dental office

Jan. 23, 2012
Dr. Larry Emmott talks about the uses of tablets in dentistry, and gives his thoughts on where they stand in advancing technology.

Tablets were big news at CES last year. They are still big news. Tablets are becoming thinner, lighter, more powerful, and more affordable than ever. However, the fact we are still talking about them as a future technology indicates we still haven’t really incorporated them into everyday work.

In dentistry, I see tablets as a valuable extra but not as a replacement for desktops in the treatment rooms. A tablet will be the computer each team member caries with them from room to room to read and write notes, view images, and communicate with the rest of the office. However, we will still need a treatment room computer to capture and process diagnostics such as X-ray images.

Click here to read about 5 great tablets at CES 2012.

Click here to read more articles by Dr. Larry Emmott.