Digital Biometric Aids, like T-Scan, Empower Clinicians in Occlusal Stress Examination and Diagnosis (Peer-Reviewed AGD Article)

Dr. Patrick Girouard, BSc, DMD, MSDr. Patrick Girouard, BSc, DMD, MS

Digital technologies, like T-Scan™, have become vital tools that enhance the entire patient diagnosis and examination process. More dentists are coming to realize that analog methods to examine or treat patients are not providing the complete measurement story. This is especially the case when evaluating patients with signs and symptoms of occlusal stress.

A recent General Dentistry case report (beginning on Page 32) authored by Dr. Patrick Girouard (BSc, DMD, MS) titled “Biometrics: Digital technology as a clinical aid to dental examination and diagnosis,”(1)  explains how digital diagnostic assessment tools are helping dentists uncover critical information during new-patient examination that may be going unnoticed by other methods.

In Dr. Girouard’s report, T-Scan was used to capture relative forces, bite sequence, timing, and repetitive force patterns – most of which cannot be obtained by analog measurement methods, like occlusal paper. As the article explains, T-Scan helps to reveal new parameters that have been inaccessible in the examination, evaluation, and diagnostic processes.

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NOTE: This article begins on Page 32 of this PDF

(1) This article was originally published in the Main/June 2019 issue of General Dentistry – a peer-reviewed journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

Girouard, P. “Biometrics: Digital technology as a clinical aid to dental examination and diagnosis.” (May/June 2019) General Dentistry Vol. 67, No. 3 (pp 32-36)


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