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Trends in Dentistry 2021 | Emergency Dental Visits
The trends in dentistry 2021 are not going to present themselves in a way that would make sense to most dentists, or dental practices owners so we’ve compiled a list of the top trends in dentistry 2021 to help you determine and plan for the best year yet. We’ll start with why Emergency Dental Visits makes its way to the top of our list.
A recent Texas A&M study has suggested that policymakers and health care providers should make dental care more accessible for the uninsured. Here at OneMedAll, it’s hard for us to argue with this request. If you consider the annual cost of nearly $2-billion “emergency dental visits” or preventable dental conditions. This constitutes between 1-2.5% of all emergency department visits.
Though this number may be small, it is costing U.S. tax-payers, hospitals and the government nearly 2-billion every year. What’s worse however is that most patients who come to the ER for dental conditions are often treated with “quick fixes” and pain medications which can cause further and more concerning issues if use continues mid-long term. Needless to say, these kinds of treatments do not address the patients underlying conditions, and are an inefficient use of time and healthcare resources.
When thing about over-all health it’s important to understand the difference of what it means to treat “the symptom” vs “the cause“. By helping patients get the treatments they need with Medicare certified dentists they will be able to get the treatments they need to maintain proper oral, and over-all health as opposed to relying on medications to put a band-aid on a bullet wound.
Trends in Dentistry 2021 |
Application of Nanotechnology in Dentistry
Nanotechnology refers to the designing, building, and engineering of nanobots.
Application of nanotechnology in dentistry, also known as nanodentistry, allows for treatment possibilities in restorative dentistry, orthodontics, and periodontics.
Typically in guided implant surgery (oral), a surgical guide is used to help the surgeon while they’re practicing. Recent sources have found however that: surgical guides may be ill-fitted or seated improperly, causing incorrect angulation while performing surgery.
Additionally, surgical guides require longer drills – what does that mean? It means your patient will have to open their mouth A LOT wider to allow more room to practice/work properly to perform the procedure/treatment.
It has been said that: guided implant surgery is considered to be static , and creates limitations when the dentist may need to move around during the procedure.
While navigational surgery, robotics, and microrobots are making their way into dental treatment, other opportunities for robotics within the dental field exist through nanotechnology. See below for practice growth trends and how medical billing integrates with your practice.
Breakthroughs in Regenerative Dentistry
A new study conducted by researchers at Karolinska Institutet, published in Nature Communications. Has determined that, (according to the researchers):
Teeth develop through a complex process in which soft tissue, with connective tissue, nerves and blood vessels, are bonded with three different types of hard tissue into a functional body part. As an explanatory model for this process, scientists often use the mouse incisor, which grows continuously and is renewed throughout the animal’s life.
Despite the fact that the mouse incisor has often been studied in a developmental context, many fundamental questions about the various tooth cells, stem cells and their differentiation and cellular dynamics remain to be answered.
Using a single-cell RNA sequencing method and genetic tracing, researchers at Karolinska Institutet, the Medical University of Vienna in Austria and Harvard University in the USA have now identified and characterized all cell populations in mouse teeth and in the young growing and adult human teeth.
Researchers went on to further say,
“From stem cells to the completely differentiated adult cells we were able to decipher the differentiation pathways of odontoblasts, which give rise to dentine — the hard tissue closest to the pulp — and ameloblasts, which give rise to the enamel,” say the study’s last author Igor Adameyko at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet, and co-author Kaj Fried at the Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet. “We also discovered new cell types and cell layers in teeth that can have a part to play in tooth sensitivity.”
Medical Billing Trends in Dentistry
Although medical billing in dentistry may not be something that seems innovative by any means, it is something that should not be glanced over or taken lightly when considering whether or not medical billing for your dental practice makes sense.
We will tell you first and foremost what DOESN’T MAKE SENSE.
And that is – working way too hard for way too little. As a healthcare provider you deserve to be compensated appropriately based on your clinical skills and training required in dental school and as well as whatever CE you have acquired since.
To learn more about what we mean, take a look at the video below – to learn WHY medical billing for dentists will be one of the Trends in dentistry 2021, 2022 and beyond. Once you learn the difference between working harder, vs practicing smarter it’s hard to go back to looking at things the same again.
We encourage you to take a look at our 43-Page report on why we believe medical billing for dentists will be one of the trends in dentistry 2021 – 2022 and perhaps farther still than we could hope for to push towards a national movement to create and drive political change.