Will Robots Steal Your Dental Technician Job?

The Pulse Episode 6_Will Robots Steal Your Dental Technician Job_IG
June 10, 2024
  |   by
Hugo Sousa

In this episode of The Pulse podcast from Nexus Dental Laboratory, our very own Barry Moore discusses whether AI and robots will replace dental technician jobs in the future. He argues that rather than replacing technicians, AI is more likely to become a partner that assists with repetitive tasks like analysing X-rays and providing shade recipes. This frees up technicians to focus on the human elements of crafting restorations that require precision, artistic judgment, and deep knowledge.

AI can enhance dental lab work, such as with shade matching and digital denture fabrication, while emphasising that the final touches and nuanced decision-making still require human expertise. He also shares insights from the lab's managing director on how, despite technological advancements, the human touch remains irreplaceable.

The key takeaway is that by embracing AI as a tool to augment their skills, dental technicians will thrive in the future rather than being replaced. The blend of cutting-edge AI technology and human craftsmanship will drive innovation in dental labs.

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