The Covid-19 pandemic has had devastating effects on health, economics, and society as a whole. Perhaps one of the most affected areas has been in the dental industry, where dentists had to limit patient care to emergency procedures only.
This limitation has had a negative impact on dental offices and patients who had to put off necessary dental procedures. No time has ever been more appropriate to incorporate digital technology than now, as Covid-19 will likely be with us for the foreseeable future.
In the mid-1980s, dentistry began to transform from simple impression molds to more advanced digital technology. Not only have we discovered ways to take digital impressions, but we have also figured out how to utilize computer-aided manufacturing and computer-aided design to create most of the restorations we see today.
These advancements have been happening for decades and continue to develop with each passing year. At Burbank Dental Lab, we have worked for the last 40 years to stay up to date with the most advanced dental technology to give our clients the best products and services.
For the last several months, we have worked tirelessly to make sure our laboratory was able to serve our clients safely while maintaining our employees' safety. We were proud to use our technology and years of knowledge to manufacture N95 personal protective equipment (PPE) to address the shortage affecting countless first responders.
What this situation brought to light, however, through the need for social and physical distancing, is just how important digital technology is today as we face these new virus-related challenges.