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Elevate Your Dental Practice with 3D CBCT Imaging: Why It’s the Ultimate Choice Over 2D Panoramic X-rays

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Why 3D CBCT Extraoral X-ray should be the technology of choice, even as an entry level option.


In the ever-evolving landscape of digital dentistry, staying up-to-date with the latest technology is crucial to provide patients with the best possible care. One such advancement that has transformed the field is Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), a three-dimensional extraoral X-ray imaging technology. 

While 2D panoramic X-rays have long been a staple in dentistry, the advantages offered by 3D CBCT make it the technology of choice, even for entry-level scanning. 

In this blog post, we will explore the reasons why 3D CBCT should be your preferred imaging technology in the realm of digital dentistry, even if it’s your first foray into panoramic imaging.

1.  Superior Diagnostic Precision

One of the primary reasons to opt for 3D CBCT over 2D panoramic X-rays is the superior diagnostic precision it offers. Unlike 2D images that provide a flat representation of oral structures, CBCT scans generate detailed, three-dimensional images that allow dentists to view anatomical structures from various angles. This enhanced perspective is invaluable when planning complex procedures like implant placement, orthodontic treatment or assessing impacted teeth.

2. Enhanced Treatment Planning

3D CBCT technology also enables dentists to plan treatments with unparalleled accuracy. By visualising the exact dimensions and relationships of teeth, bones, nerves and soft tissues in 3D, clinicians can create precise treatment plans, reducing the margin for error. This level of precision leads to improved outcomes and patient satisfaction.

3. Reduced Radiation Exposure

Concerns about radiation exposure are common in dental imaging. And rightly so.

3D CBCT addresses this concern by delivering lower doses of radiation compared to traditional CT scans. This makes it a safer option for patients, particularly for routine imaging needs, and aligns with the principles of ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) radiation exposure.

4. Efficient Workflow

Time is money in a dental practice, and 3D CBCT technology can significantly streamline your workflow. CBCT scans provide immediate results, eliminating the need for time-consuming film development. The digital nature of CBCT also enables easy storage, retrieval and sharing of patient records, reducing administrative burdens.

5. Expanded Diagnostic Capabilities

3D CBCT isn’t just limited to dental applications. It can be used to diagnose conditions beyond the oral cavity, such as sinus problems, temporomandibular joint disorders and airway assessments. Offering these expanded diagnostic capabilities can attract new patients and enhance your practice’s reputation for comprehensive care.

6. Competitive Advantage

In the highly competitive field of dentistry, staying ahead of the curve can give your practice a significant edge. Embracing 3D CBCT technology demonstrates your commitment to providing the best possible care to your patients. It can also attract referrals from other dental professionals seeking your expertise in 3D imaging.

7. Future-proofing your practice

Digital dentistry is continuously evolving and 3D CBCT is at the forefront of these advancements. By investing in this technology now, you are future-proofing your practice. As new software updates and applications become available, you can seamlessly integrate them into your workflow, staying at the forefront of your field.

3D CBCT technology is not just reserved for advanced or specialist practices. It offers clear advantages even for entry-level scanning needs. From superior diagnostic precision and enhanced treatment planning to reduced radiation exposure and efficient workflows, the benefits of 3D CBCT are undeniable. 

At Blueprint Dental, we’ve helped many practices adopt digital imaging technologies and workflows and our specialist digital teams will guide you every step of the way from initial discussions around which 3D CBCT best suits your practice’s needs to installation and training – ensuring both you and your patients get the most out of you new investment.

We represent some of the world’s leading dental 3D CBCT equipment brands , including the Dentsply Sirona Axeos 3d Scanner and the Carestream Dental range of 3D extraoral scanners.

By choosing 3D CBCT as your extraoral X-ray imaging technology of choice, you are not only elevating your practice but also providing the best possible care to your patients in the world of digital dentistry. 

Embrace the future today and watch your practice thrive!

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Embracing Digital Technology: 8 big advantages of adopting digital sensor technology over traditional X-ray film

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The transition from traditional film X-ray development to phosphor plate scanners and digital sensors continues to revolutionise the way dentists diagnose and treat their patients. 

In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the many advantages of embracing digital sensor technology for dental professionals.

1. Reduced Radiation Exposure

One of the most significant benefits of digital dentistry is the reduction in radiation exposure. Traditional film X-rays required higher doses of radiation to produce clear images. In contrast, digital sensors and phosphor plate scanners use lower radiation doses, making the process safer for patients. This is particularly beneficial for individuals who need frequent X-rays or those concerned about radiation exposure.

2. Faster Image Acquisition

Digital dentistry eliminates the need for chemical processing and darkroom time associated with traditional X-ray development. Dentists can capture high-quality images almost instantly, saving both time and resources. This increased efficiency allows for quicker diagnosis and treatment planning, ultimately benefiting the patient and freeing up chair time for your business.

Dental radiation image
Vistascan mini patient record

3. Enhanced Image Quality

Digital sensors and phosphor plate scanners provide superior image quality compared to analogue methods. The digital images are highly detailed, making it easier for dentists to detect even the smallest abnormalities or dental issues. This enhanced clarity leads to more accurate diagnoses and treatment recommendations.

4. Improved Storage and Retrieval

Traditional X-rays required physical storage and could deteriorate over time, especially if the storage conditions were not ideal or they became exposed to damp, heat etc. Digital dentistry eliminates this issue by allowing dentists to store and retrieve patient records electronically within their patient software packages. This not only saves physical space, but also ensures that patient data remains complete, up to date and easily accessible for years to come.

5. Efficient Collaboration

Digital images can easily be shared with other dental specialists or healthcare professionals for collaborative treatment planning. This seamless communication between professionals ensures that patients receive the best possible care and treatment options tailored to their needs, especially in cases requiring a multi-disciplined approach and input from a variety of specialties.

6. Patient Education

What better way to empower your patients than by providing them with clear and detailed images of their oral health? Dentists can display images on screens, making it easier to explain diagnoses and treatment options to patients. It is a well known fact that informed patients are less anxious and more likely to actively participate in their dental care and adhere to treatment plans.


7. Environmentally Friendly

The shift to digital dentistry is also much more environmentally friendly. Traditional X-ray development chemicals are hazardous and contribute to pollution. By reducing the need for these chemicals and film processing, a move to using digital or phosphor plate sensors helps reduce the environmental impact of dental practices.

VistaScan Mini 2.0 with sensors


While the initial investment in digital equipment may seem significant, it can lead to long-term cost savings. The elimination of film and processing chemicals, as well as the reduced need for retakes due to image quality issues, can result in cost-efficient dental practices over time.

So, we can see that the advantages of moving from traditional film X-ray development to phosphor plate scanners and digital sensors in dentistry are clear and numerous. Not only do these technologies enhance patient safety, but they also improve diagnostic accuracy, streamline practice management and contribute to a more sustainable and patient-centered approach to dental care. 

Dentists who embrace digital dentistry are far better equipped to provide top-notch care while ensuring the comfort and well-being of their patients. The future of dentistry is digital and it’s a win-win for both practitioners and those in the dental chair.

At Blueprint Dental, we’ve helped a wide range of dental practices switch from traditional X-ray film imaging to digital solutions.

And the Duerr Dental VistaScan MiniView 2.0 is an ideal first step towards digital imaging fitting seamlessly into your imaging workflow.

It has a compact footprint, is easy to use and cost-effective, as well as offering all the advantages we’ve mentioned above.

And right now we have some great offers to get you started.

Or for more information, please contact Kayleigh Bezzant on 07300 792 166 or by email.

Kayleigh is our digital dentistry specialist for dental surgeries and has a wide experience in digital imaging.

There’s nothing that Kayleigh likes more than educating dental practices on how to introduce digital workflows and finding the right digital solutions, so why not get it touch today?


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Rick Esgate joins Blueprint Dental as Business Development Manager

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We’re really excited to introduce Rick Esgate, who has joined Blueprint Dental as Business Development Manager, responsible for our digital laboratory solutions.

Rick has 17 years of experience as a dental technician, during which time he specialised in digital workflows. He also has 7 years experience in clinical digital dentistry, including sales and technical support and training, so is ideally placed to slot straight into our business development team to help dental laboratories across the UK make the most of new innovations and digital solutions available to them.

We asked Rick “Why Blueprint Dental?” 

Rick says. “A big factor in coming to work at Blueprint is the reputation of the company. Blueprint have always been known for their high standard when it comes to installations and after sales support. This has always been something I strive for too and I feel my values align with theirs. 

“Another important factor was already knowing some of the current employees and having a massive amount of trust and faith in their abilities. I knew I was making the right choice. Having met Sharaz, I instantly recognised he was someone who really understands the dental market and particularly digital dentistry, which makes a huge difference to me as well.”

In response Sharaz Mir, Sales & Marketing Director of Blueprint Dental commented, “We are really pleased to have Rick as part of the Blueprint family. Being an experienced dental technician, as well as his extensive knowledge of digital workflows will ensure Blueprint continues to support dental labs across the country successfully adopt digital solutions and techniques.”

When not at work Rick enjoys long walks with his family and dog – a 2 year old Sprocker called Nellie. He also has a large collection of vinyl records which he prefers listening to over watching TV.

Or you might find him enjoying a few pints and watching Leeds United lose at the weekend. (His words, not ours!)

To contact Rick, please email or call  0753 905 2860

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Spotlight on Dentsply Sirona – Empowering UK Dentistry Together

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Spotlight on Dentsply Sirona – Empowering UK Dentistry Together with Cutting-Edge Equipment and Complete Workflow Solutions

As a leading distributor of dental equipment in the United Kingdom, Blueprint Dental has been proud to collaborate with Dentsply Sirona since our own early beginnings. That ‘official’ partnership in itself is close to 20 years, but the reality is that two of our co-founders, Sharaz Mir & David Brown, have ties with Sirona going back almost 30 years.

Today Dentsply Sirona is an esteemed global dental equipment supplier, providing an extensive range of innovative solutions for UK dentists and dental laboratories and is a renowned name in the dental industry, with its own rich history spanning over a century.

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The present company was formed through the merger of DENTSPLY International and Sirona Dental Systems back in 2016, combining their respective expertise to revolutionise dental care.

Now as a leading supplier of dental equipment worldwide, Dentsply Sirona is committed to developing cutting-edge solutions to improve patient care and enhance dental professionals’ efficiency.

Dentsply Sirona offers a diverse portfolio of dental equipment, ranging from digital imaging and diagnostic systems to treatment centres (dental chairs) and their world famous CEREC CAD/CAM digital workflow solutions, all of which is available throughout the UK from Blueprint. Their products are high tech, designed with precision and built to last, ensuring dentists and dental laboratories have access to reliable tools for accurate diagnoses and effective treatments.


Innovative Solutions for UK Dentists

At Blueprint Dental, we continue to recognise the importance of equipping UK dentists with the latest technologies to provide exceptional patient care. We continuously invest in our partnership ensuring both our customer facing and service teams are up to date and fully trained on new products, updates and upgrades with the support of Dentsply Sirona’s UK and European teams. 

Through our partnership with Dentsply Sirona, we offer dental practitioners in the UK access to a broad spectrum of innovative solutions…

Dentsply Sirona Treatment Centres

Treatment centres from Dentsply Sirona are designed to optimize workflow and patient comfort. With advanced features and ergonomic designs, these units empower dentists to perform procedures efficiently, ensuring a seamless dental experience for patients.

Find out more about Treatment Centres
Patient in Dentsply Sirona Intego dental chair
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Imaging and Diagnostic Solutions

Dentsply Sirona’s imaging systems deliver unparalleled clarity and precision, aiding dentists in accurate diagnoses and treatment planning. These solutions include 3D CBCT imaging, intraoral sensors and scanners. 

Find out more about imaging

CEREC/inLab CAD/CAM Solutions

CEREC and inLab CAD/CAM systems from Dentsply Sirona enable dental laboratories and surgeries to fabricate restorations with exceptional precision and efficiency. From in-lab milling machines to chair-side scanners and on-site 3D printing capabilities, these solutions enhance the quality and speed of dental restorations.

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A Vision for the Future

Dentsply Sirona and Blueprint Dental Equipment Ltd share a common vision of advancing dental care in the UK.

By providing a comprehensive range of advanced equipment and solutions, we empower UK dentists and dental laboratories to deliver exceptional care and stay at the forefront of dental technology. Together, we are revolutionising dental care, enhancing patient experiences and shaping the future of dentistry in the United Kingdom.

If you’d like to discover more about the Dentsply Sirona range of equipment and total dental solutions available from Blueprint Dental, please email us at, call 0800 228 9828 or complete the form below.

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Blueprint Dental welcome Kayleigh Bezzant to their digital dentistry team

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We’re really excited to announce that Kayleigh Bezzant has joined Blueprint Dental as our newest Business Development Manager, responsible for our digital dentistry solutions across the UK.

Kayleigh has a passion for digital technology in the dental field, especially in the areas of CAD/CAM and digital imaging, where she has gained excellent experience over the last several years.

After leaving university with a BSc (Hons) degree in Biomedical Science, Kayleigh joined the UK dentistry industry as an account manager for consumable products, in what she thought would be just a stop gap role! She then went on to be field based specialising in loupes and surgical products until she discovered the exciting new area of digital dentistry.

Says Kayleigh of her role, “The beauty of digital dentistry is the products can be integrated at any time and when the practice is ready. 

“I enjoy helping educate practices on how to introduce digital workflows and finding the right digital solution(s).”

Sharaz Mir, Sales & Marketing Director of Blueprint commented, “We are delighted to welcome Kayleigh to the Blueprint family. Her experience and expertise in the digital field, as well as in dentistry more widely, will help us continue to help dental practices all over the UK successfully adopt digital solutions and techniques.”

Outside of work Kayleigh enjoys Crossfit and fitness events, is a keen gardener and loves to grow her own vegetables. 

She also loves to travel and is trying to visit 40 countries before she is 40 (She has 11 more to go!). 

To contact Kayleigh, please email or call 07300 792 166

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Revolutionising Dental Laboratories: Unveiling the Advantages of Medit T Series Tabletop Scanners

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In today’s fast-paced world, dental laboratories strive to keep up with the ever-evolving demands of dentistry, while maintaining efficiency and precision. 

Among the innovative technologies transforming the dental industry, the Medit T Series Tabletop Scanners stand out as game-changers. These cutting-edge scanners have been gaining popularity among dental professionals due to their remarkable advantages, enabling dental laboratories to elevate their workflow and deliver exceptional results. In this blog post, we’ll explore the remarkable advantages of the Medit T Series Tabletop Scanners and how they are revolutionising dental laboratories worldwide.

1. Unmatched Precision and Accuracy

At the heart of any successful dental laboratory lies precision and accuracy. The Medit T Series Tabletop Scanners boast state-of-the-art technology that captures even the finest details with extraordinary accuracy. Thanks to their high-resolution scanning capabilities, these scanners deliver crystal-clear 3D images of dental impressions, ensuring a precise and reliable foundation for dental restoration workflows. With less room for errors, dental laboratories can reduce the need for remakes, saving valuable time and resources.

Medit T series dental lab tabletop canner

2. Seamless Integration with CAD/CAM Systems

Medit T Series Tabletop Scanners are designed with the future of digital dentistry in mind. These scanners seamlessly integrate with various CAD/CAM systems, making the transition from traditional to digital workflows smoother than ever. Dental laboratories can effortlessly import scan data into popular dental software, facilitating precise design and customization of restorations. The compatibility of the Medit T Series with industry-standard software ensures a flexible and versatile approach to dental restorations.

3. Ergonomic and Space-Saving Design

Physical space within dental laboratories is often at a premium. The compact and tabletop design of the Medit T Series Scanners ensures they are space-efficient, allowing laboratories to optimise their workspace without compromising on scanning capabilities. Moreover, their user-friendly design and intuitive interface make them easy to operate, reducing the learning curve for technicians and increasing overall efficiency.

4. Speed and Efficiency

Time is of the essence in a dental laboratory, where swift turnaround times can make all the difference. The Medit T Series Tabletop Scanners excel in this area, offering lightning-fast scan speeds without compromising on accuracy. In a matter of minutes, these scanners can capture a full-arch scan, allowing technicians to streamline their workflows and meet tight deadlines. As a result, dental laboratories can enhance productivity, maintain a competitive edge and provide patients with faster treatment solutions.


5. Improved Patient Experience

Dental laboratories play a crucial role in the patient experience by providing high-quality restorations that fit seamlessly and comfortably. The Medit T Series Tabletop Scanners contribute to an improved patient experience through precise and accurate scanning, leading to better-fitting dental restorations. Patients benefit from reduced chair time and enhanced comfort, resulting in increased patient satisfaction and positive word-of-mouth referrals for the dental practice.

6. Enhancing Collaboration and Communication

Effective communication between dental laboratories and dental practices is vital for successful outcomes. The Medit T Series Tabletop Scanners offer seamless data transfer, enabling dental professionals to share 3D scan files with ease. This enhanced collaboration streamlines the workflow, allowing for real-time feedback, adjustments and customization, ultimately leading to better treatment planning and superior results for patients.

Dental technician with Medit T series

In conclusion, the Medit T Series Tabletop Scanners have emerged as indispensable tools for dental laboratories, redefining the standards of precision, efficiency, and patient care in the digital age of dentistry. With their unmatched scanning capabilities, seamless integration, and space-saving design, these scanners empower dental professionals to achieve excellence in their restorative workflows. By investing in Medit T Series Tabletop Scanners, dental laboratories embrace the future of digital dentistry and position themselves at the forefront of the ever-advancing dental industry.

Medit T Series Tabletop Scanners are available throughout the UK from Blueprint Dental. We’ve successfully helped a huge number of dental laboratories incorporate digital technologies and workflows into their day-to-day activities.

We can help you decide which tabletop scanner is right for your business and budget and provide training to ensure you and your team get the most out of your investment.

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6 Ways Digital Dentistry Can Revolutionise Your Dental Laboratory Business

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In today’s fast-paced world, the dental industry is embracing the digital revolution. 

Traditional methods in dental laboratories are being rapidly replaced by innovative technologies that offer enhanced precision, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Digital dentistry has emerged as a game-changer, providing dental laboratories with the tools and techniques to streamline their processes and deliver superior results to patients and dentists alike.

In this blog post, we’ll explore six ways digital dentistry can help your dental laboratory business thrive.

CEREC Software

1.Enhanced Precision and Accuracy

One of the most significant advantages of digital dentistry is its ability to offer unparalleled precision and accuracy. Digital impressions, aided by intraoral scanners, eliminate the need for messy and uncomfortable conventional impressions. The digital data captured provides a comprehensive and accurate representation of the patient’s oral condition, allowing your dental laboratory to design restorations with a level of precision that was previously unattainable. The result is reduced remakes, improved patient satisfaction and better collaboration with dentists.

Switching to a Computed Aided Design (CAD) package can seem daunting. Yes, there are many to choose from and, yes, maybe a few new terms to get your head around. But with the right guidance from an experienced dental equipment provider and the right training, you’ll soon feel competent and comfortable designing and saving your new dental products ready to be produced seamlessly via 3D printing or a dental milling unit.

2.Faster Turnaround Times

Traditional methods of producing dental restorations can be time-consuming and, let’s face it, we’ve all seen examples of poor quality impressions, which are difficult, if not impossible, to work from! Aside from the problems this causes in terms of producing a successful product for the patient, it also slows the whole fabrication process down. Repeated calls back to the practice for clarification and perhaps even an inconvenient delay whilst the patient is called back to re-do the impression completely.

However, digital dentistry expedites the workflow significantly. With CAD/CAM technology, designs are created digitally and can be sent directly to milling machines or 3D printers. This streamlined process drastically reduces production times, enabling your dental laboratory to deliver restorations to dentists in a much shorter timeframe. Faster turnaround times not only increase client satisfaction, but also allow you to handle more cases, leading to increased revenue potential.

inLab Digital CAM

3. Cost Savings

While the initial investment in digital dentistry technology may seem substantial, it can lead to significant long-term cost savings for your dental laboratory business. By eliminating the need for physical models, impression materials, and manual labour associated with traditional techniques, you can actually reduce overhead expenses.
But, surprisingly, there’s no need to be put off by the thought of big initial payments. Talking to a total solutions provider, like Blueprint Dental, from the outset will enable you to explore a whole host of finance options. We’ll work with our partners, Vector Finance, to show you some financial illustrations based on the digital equipment you would like and the payback periods you’d prefer.

And, in addition, the digital workflow reduces the chances of errors and remakes, further saving both time and resources. Over time, the return on investment becomes evident as your business operates more efficiently.


4. Expanded Range of Services

Digital dentistry opens up a vast array of new possibilities for dental laboratory services. With computer-aided design and manufacturing, you can offer a broader range of dental restorations, including crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, veneers and even orthodontic appliances. This versatility allows you to cater to a more extensive client base, attract new dentists and strengthen existing partnerships.

The ability to offer innovative and sophisticated solutions will set your dental laboratory apart from competitors.

5. Improved Communication and Collaboration

Communication between dental laboratories and dentists is critical for successful outcomes.

Returning to our nightmare scenario of the low quality impression, where there’s a lot of time consuming to-ing and fro-ing with the practice, digital dentistry negates the need totally and facilitates seamless communication.

Software platforms enable real-time collaboration on case planning and design. Dentists can provide feedback on digital designs and adjustments can be made swiftly, ensuring that the final restoration meets the exact specifications and expectations. This efficient collaboration fosters stronger relationships with dentists, leading to increased referrals and a positive reputation in the dental community.

6. Embracing Sustainability

In recent years, sustainability has become a significant concern for businesses across a huge range of industries and dentistry is no different.

Digital dentistry aligns with eco-friendly practices by reducing material waste associated with conventional dental methods. The transition to digital workflows minimises the need for disposable items like impression trays and materials, thus contributing to a greener and more environmentally conscious approach to dental laboratory operations.

4D clear aligners are also now available for orthodontic devices which significantly reduce the amount of plastic used in teeth alignment treatment plans. (please contact us for more information on the ClearX range of clear aligners)

ClearX Aligners

In conclusion, digital dentistry is transforming the landscape of dental laboratories, offering unparalleled advantages that significantly benefit your business. From improved precision and faster turnaround times to expanded services and sustainability, embracing digital technologies can boost efficiency, save costs, and enhance collaboration with dentists. By staying ahead of the curve and adopting digital dentistry, your dental laboratory can remain competitive in the ever-evolving dental industry and provide top-notch restorations that meet and exceed patient expectations.

If you’re looking to take that first big step to introduce digital workflows to your dental laboratory, look no further than the dental lab team at Blueprint Dental. We’ve helped numerous labs transition from traditional fabrication techniques to full 21st century digital solutions.

We’ll guide you through the whole process from conception, planning, equipment selection, finance and project management, right through to installation and commissioning to the day you take on your first fully digital cases and beyond.

To discuss in more detail, simply call us on 0800 228 9828 or complete the form below to get the ball rolling!

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Top 5 Ways Digital Dentistry Can Improve Your Dental Business

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In recent years, advancements in technology have revolutionised many industries and dentistry is no exception. The advent of digital dentistry has transformed the way dental practices and laboratories operate, enhancing efficiency, precision and, ultimately, patient experience. By incorporating digital tools and techniques, dental professionals can streamline their workflows, improve diagnostics and offer advanced treatments. In this blog post, we’ll explore the top five ways digital dentistry can significantly improve your dental business.

1. Enhanced Diagnostic Capabilities

Digital dentistry provides dentists with powerful diagnostic tools that enable accurate and efficient assessment of oral health. With technologies such as cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and intraoral scanners, dentists can capture high-resolution 3D images of the oral cavity. These images offer detailed insights into the patient’s dental structure, aiding the early detection of cavities, bone loss and other oral health issues. Precise diagnostics lead to improved treatment planning, resulting in better patient outcomes and increased patient satisfaction.

Carestream CS 8200 3D CBCT
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2. Streamlined Workflow and Improved Efficiency

Traditional dental processes often involve multiple manual steps, leading to delays and potential errors. Digital dentistry eliminates many of these challenges by digitising various aspects of dental procedures. Digital record-keeping systems and practice management software simplify administrative tasks, including appointment scheduling and patient communication. Additionally, CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) technology allows for the creation of same-day restorations, such as crowns and bridges, reducing the need for multiple appointments and improving overall workflow efficiency.

3. Precision and Predictability in Restorative Dentistry

Digital dentistry offers precise and predictable outcomes in restorative treatments. Through the use of intraoral scanners, digital impressions can be taken, replacing traditional messy and uncomfortable impression materials. These digital impressions are more accurate, reducing the chance of remakes and adjustments. CAD/CAM technology enables the creation of custom restorations, such as crowns, veneers, and dentures, with exceptional precision and fit. By embracing digital workflows, dentists can provide patients with high-quality restorations in a shorter timeframe, leading to improved patient satisfaction and practice growth.

CS1500 intra oral camera

4. Improved Patient Communication and Engagement

Digital dentistry promotes better patient communication and engagement, resulting in a more informed and satisfied patient base. Intraoral cameras allow dentists to capture and display real-time images of a patient’s oral condition, helping them understand the treatment recommendations and actively participate in their oral care. Treatment plans can be visually presented using 3D models and simulations, enabling patients to visualise the expected outcomes. Digital platforms, such as patient portals and mobile applications, facilitate communication, appointment reminders and educational resources, fostering a stronger patient-dentist relationship.

5. Continuing Education and Collaboration Opportunities

Digital dentistry opens up new avenues for continuing education and collaboration among dental professionals. Web-based platforms and virtual conferences provide access to a vast array of educational resources, allowing dentists to stay updated with the latest techniques and advancements in the field. Online forums and social media communities enable dental professionals to connect and collaborate with peers, fostering knowledge-sharing and interdisciplinary approaches. By embracing digital dentistry, dental practices can foster a culture of ongoing learning and innovation, positioning themselves as leaders in the industry.

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In conclusion, digital dentistry is transforming the dental landscape by enhancing diagnostic capabilities, streamlining workflows, improving treatment precision, and strengthening patient engagement. Embracing these technological advancements can significantly benefit your dental business, leading to improved patient outcomes, increased operational efficiency and enhanced practice growth. By staying abreast of the latest digital tools and techniques, dental professionals can provide exceptional care while staying at the forefront of the ever-evolving dental industry. 

Blueprint Dental is your ideal digital solutions partner as you embark upon your digital dentistry ‘journey’. With years of experience and access to a wide range of the world’s most renowned dental equipment brands, we’ve helped countless dental surgeries and laboratories transform their workflows from totally analogue to wholly digital.

If you’re thinking of starting your digital transformation, or already have some elements in place which you’d like to expand upon, contact us for a no obligation chat about your project and vision for your dental business.

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What is the Super-deduction tax relief system and what can it do for my dental business?

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Super-deduction is a tax relief scheme introduced by the UK government to encourage businesses to invest in new plant and machinery. Under this scheme, businesses can deduct 130% of the cost of qualifying investments from their taxable profits, in addition to the normal 100% deduction.

And that includes dentists and dental laboratory owners…

Dental business owners can benefit from this scheme if they invest in new plant and machinery for their practice or lab, such as dental chairs, X-ray equipment, 3D printers or computer systems. By claiming the super-deduction, they can reduce their taxable profits and therefore pay less tax. This can provide a significant boost to cash flow and enable investment in the latest technology and equipment to improve the quality of their services.


It’s worth noting that the super-deduction scheme is now only available for a limited time, finishing on 31 March 2023, so dental professionals who wish to take advantage of it should act quickly to make their investments before the deadline.

If you’d like to know more about how the super-deduction tax relief system can help you invest in your dental business, please get in touch with us now.

We can advise you on the most appropriate equipment solutions for your business and help you with the best dental finance deals to spread the cost of your investment, in association with our finance partners, Vector Finance.

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