Dental treatment in the Philippines turns a new leaf since 2017 begun. What are the trends that will reshape the industry of dentistry this year? It is definitely going to be an exciting and interesting year especially you’re seated on a dental chair and under the mercy of your friendly dentist regularly.
Moving on to our discussion, here are the dental industry trends dentists and their patients should look out for this year:
Dental Digital Marketing
Dentists no longer play the waiting game and depend on the neighborhood to have patients. Thanks to the Internet and social media, they can advertise their practice online to attract new customers. Dentist’s Money Digest presents the following strategies to their fellow dentists:
It is like hitting two birds with one stone, first is you get a dental treatment in the Philippines and second is a chance to explore the wonderful tourist spots in the country. According to a study, global medical tourism market which includes dental services is expected to garner $143.8 billion by 2022. The country can have a share on this through the implementation of advanced dental technologies and have a strong online presence.
DentistryIQ affirms that “3-D printing isn’t just for the lab anymore” because it “can be used in dental offices for applications such as creating study guides, surgical guides, and bone models.” One of the examples they mentioned is the Form 2, a 3-D printer invented by Formlabs Inc. And have you heard the news the Philippines will soon include this on their dental treatments? A group of Israeli dentists visit our country to seek partnership with us to promote 3-D printed implants, 3ders.org reports.
Dentures will soon be forgotten as many people will favor implants which offer a permanent solution. This is true especially for edentulous patients and the baby boomers, as stated in the article on Dental Economics. What are the benefits of dental implants? The American Academy of Implant Dentistry says it is:
To sum these all up, dental implants equals glorious days. Expect this to be the number one dental treatment in the Philippines.
Dental Imaging Technology
This technology produces dental x-rays (radiographs), which are “images of your teeth that your dentist uses to evaluate your oral health,” Healthline defines. Currently, the list below is the three reigning dental imaging technologies:
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