The Science section of the October 9th edition of The New York Times, "The Digital Doctor," profiled a number of high-tech tools in the healthcare field, including Sirona Dental's CEREC System.
In "A New Tooth, Made to Order in Under an Hour," writer Gina Kolata describes how her dentist used a chairside CEREC system to deliver a crown in one visit. "Maybe you think that dentists are stuck in the technological dark ages, waving pliers and babbling about fluoride," she says. "In truth, the profession has quietly embraced sophisticated technology..."
Saying that 10% of dentists use chairside CAD/CAM, the article also explains the benefits and limitations of the technology, its applications in implantology and how dentists can also access the technology through laboratories.