Report on technology readiness of US dental schools

Dentistry IQ –

The Center for Research and Education in Technology (CRET) is pleased to report its completion of the first Technology Readiness Assessment of US dental schools. The idea for the assessment emerged from our discussions with dental industry leaders. These leaders indicated that orders from dental schools for new digital technologies were sluggish compared to dental practices. The reason for this disparity was unclear. Was cost an issue? Were faculty members not prepared to teach the new technology? Were dental schools unaware of the technologies? Was the dental industry putting up a barrier? Or was there some other reason altogether?

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