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How Dentistry Has Changed In 30 years Dr. Peter Rumack, DDS on 17 Apr 2015

A frequent question I have received from my patients over the years is, “How has dentistry changed since you began to practice?” or “what are the most significant changes that have occurred in dentistry since you came out of dental school?”

It’s been over 30 years since I graduated from Columbia University Dental School. Additionally I was exposed to the profession by my father many years before that.  I can therefore claim that I have watched the profession change for perhaps 40 years.  Thus, I thought it would be interesting for you to share some of my observations and perspective on the changes that have occurred over these years.

So here it is in no particular order:

When I graduated in 1978 these technologies basically did not exist.

I am proud that over the years I have dedicated myself to not only learning about these new treatment methods, but also implementing them in my practice.  The pace of change has accelerated so much that if a dental professional is not curious, and interested in the changes in the dentistry, he or she will quickly be dated in their approach to treatment.

How Dentistry Has Changed In 30 yearsComputer guided implant placement.  Implants were virtually placed from a CT scan, and then a jig was fabricated to guide the placements during surgery.  This is a combination of implant and computer technology.

How Dentistry Has Changed In 30 years2The front four teeth are bonded porcelain laminates.  This is an example of the process of “bonding “materials to the tooth and the new extremely esthetic ceramics that have been developed in the last 15 or 20 years.

Dr. Peter Rumack, DDS

Dr. Peter Rumack, DDS

is a trained and experienced Queens dentist who has been delivering cosmetic, implant and functional solutions to patients for over 25 years. His mastery of the art had made him a sought after Queens dentist for even the most challenging dental situations. His commitment to “doing it right” and ability to “handle just about anything” has won him the admiration of both patients and doctors.
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