J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 19, Number 4, 2016
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Published online||17 December 2018|
The role of cognitive sciences in orthodontic treatments: optimizing the interface between practitioners and new technologies
Qualified Specialist in Dental and Facial Orthopedics, Independent Practitioner, Researcher in Anthropology
Address for correspondence: Dr M. Makaremi. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 24 May 2016
New digital technologies have profoundly modified the role and the identity of practitioners in 21st century orthodontic treatments. Performances issued from the (Computer- Aided Design/Computer-aided Manufacturing) CAD/CAM fabrication proceedings are substituting the technical competence of practitioners, who no longer need to be the craftsmen of made-to-measure therapeutic tools. The real added value of practitioners is found more in their perception, strategy, and cognitive analysis in the clinical situation and their capacity to pass on the information on to the fabrication process. In this new therapeutic structure, cognitive science becomes a precious ally to decode the interface between new technologies and practitioners. However, but beyond the different disciplines on which it is based, exists a path of reflection on the means of optimizing the interface, which relies on the use of new digital technology for the practitioners so that they can be in the center of the conception of the therapeutic project based on CAD/CAM technology.
Key words: Numeric and digital orthodontics / cognitive science / artificial intelligence / cognitive representation / algorithms / thorough apprenticeship
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