The Future of Dentistry: VR and AR Technologies

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The global augmented and virtual reality market in dentistry is growing, and it’s predicted to reach $3,554.5 million by 2030.

VR and AR technologies are becoming integrated into dental education, providing a safe and controlled environment for students to practice and improve their skills.

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The Future of Dentistry: VR and AR Technologies

The field of dentistry is no stranger to technological advancements, and the use of VR and AR is no exception. According to a recent market analysis conducted by Cognitive Market Research, the global augmented and virtual reality market size in dentistry is projected to grow at a CAGR of 18.4% from 2023 to 2030, with a projected value of $3,554.5 million by 2030.

One innovative solution that aims to bridge the gap between physical and virtual dental care is called Dentaverse. By leveraging VR/AR technologies, Dentaverse provides dental professionals and students with an immersive learning experience. 

For instance, the University of Queensland has already integrated VR/AR technologies into its dentistry curriculum, allowing students to practice and improve their skills in a safe and controlled virtual environment. As the dental industry continues to embrace innovations (such as computer-aided and simulation technologies), the potential for VR/AR to transform the field is becoming increasingly apparent.

It’s not uncommon for patients to experience anxiety and fear of pain before dental surgery. Here, VR can provide a welcome distraction by transporting patients to a calming artificial environment. 

If dental equipment breaks during a procedure, waiting for a professional to fix it may be unsafe. This is where AR can be handy. Using AR headsets, technicians can guide dentists remotely, providing real-time assistance with repairing equipment and minimizing patient risks.

The report also mentioned that the global AR and VR market in healthcare is expected to reach $18.08 billion by 2030, with a CAGR of 20.14%. However, another report by Arab Health published in November projected that the industry would be valued at $5.37 billion by 2030.

Immersive technologies are gaining momentum within the healthcare industry. A few months ago, a doctor successfully hosted the world’s first VR spine surgery seminar in the metaverse.


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Agne Cimermanaite

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