According to this article on Flirmedial.com, heat sensitive cameras and the associated computer software have been successfully adapted to read human emotions. Now that this option is available, it is imperative that the modern orthodontist acquire this technology to fully assess and properly evaluate the orthodontic new patient. I’m sure a team of monkeys is working around the clock to adapt this technology to overlay the CBCT scans, soft tissue video capture, simulated articulators and biometric retinal scans that are already considered the standard of care in orthodontics. I cannot, in good conscience, treat patients going forward without knowing and, more importantly, documenting their emotional reactions to me, my TC, the five treatment plans I give each patient and the office in general. Besides, the sales rep told me that the patients will be impressed with my technological superiority to the office down the street and that will make them more likely to start…

On a related note, I’ve heard that another company is developing technology to collect and analyze patient odors to accurately determine their dietary intake and stress levels. Can’t wait to add that module to my imaging software!

4 thoughts on “The New, New Standard of Care

  1. Boards should definitely adapt these protocols. I am glad you shared these “secret” ingredients. I want to mention, micro chips to analyze the forces of mastication during the day and to transmit them by wifi and record that and how it effects the tooth movements. We would be able to modify the mechanics according to patient diet. For example, chicken soup diet, would require only 25 grams of force, when stake diet, would require 40 grams of force. Cant wait to have that devise in my office.

  2. Just kidding of course. Same could apply to ceph analysis BTY. Forgot the last time when I did that and you know what, I dont think my quality of care suffered. We do take ceph, more for psychological well being, I would say

  3. No doubt. It’s malpractice to take radiographs that we have no intention of using and exposing patients to x radiation that is not needed is not good to say the least. If you feel you need it and actually use it then ok but if not why take one and expose the patient?

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