Is the Rise of Wearable Tech a Boon to Dentistry?

Wearable technology in dentistry is giving medical professionals insights on patient data, which could help dentists identify problems before they become serious.

FREMONT, CA:  Technology always brings new possibilities and concepts into play in the dental care sector. Wearable—a small, portable, bluetooth-enabled micro-device that collects data with its built-in sensors—is an exciting technology in the modern dental world. Here is more about the interesting possibilities wearable tech offers.

The wearable device is a perfect mobile solution for dental practice because electronic health records can travel with a doctor from chair to chair. It provides the right information at the right time. Care providers will see the patient information relevant to them at that particular time with the use of this technology. With this, care providers do not need to remove the gloves and scroll through patient charts to access the data they need.

The tiny wearable device attached to teeth can also monitor diet and health in real-time. The sensor in the device, when communicating with a mobile device, can transmit this information and ultimately contribute to treatment. Through this, wearable devices make preparing dental electronic health records less time-consuming and easier. With the help of the wearable device, a doctor can refer to patient data as easily as checking the time on a watch. Some wearables in the market can even take critical information needed and display it in the personalized queue for each care provider.

The wearable device helps dental care providers save time and drive efficiency in their practice. Instead of the doctor’s workplace stacking up using a first-in/first-out strategy, the wearable device lets them drive efficiency with informed choices about patients in the queue. This will make dentists efficient at what they do to treat patients best. 

Using wearables in dental care practice will allow doctors to see more patients in a day that will ultimately translate into increased revenue. These devices also help in decreasing the risks involved in dental practices. With the help of medical alerts, wearables also help in decreasing the risks in dental practice. With wearable’s patient-ready signals, care providers can prevent the risk of leaving a patient alone in the chair too. A wearable device like smartwatches can create a list of patients who need follow-up calls, thereby improving patient experience and satisfaction. All the above facts tell that wearable technology is a boon to dentistry.