The Future of Dentistry

Laser drills are the current cutting edge tools being used in some dentist’s offices today, but a new generation of technology is just around the corner. Wired has an article that follows the expected progression of technology over the next ten years, until the day when cavities are cured by a childhood vaccination and lost teeth are grown from the patients own stem cells. The compounds and fillings developed over the next few years will help the tooth to rebuild itself from damage.

Further out, nanotechnology has long promised to rebuild our dental profile from the bottom up, replacing all previous technology and allowing perfect and healthy teeth for the modern Immortal.

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a writer and poet. His first published poem, "Roadside Freak Show," arrives on August 21, 2017 in Impossible Archetype.  His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey. Richard is also the Downlink Lead for the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) team at the University of Arizona. He monitors images of the Martian surface taken by the HiRISE camera located on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in orbit around Mars and helps ensure they process successfully and are validated for quick release to the science community and public. Once upon a time, Richard wrote and edited the science and technology news and commentary website Frontier Channel, hosted the RADIO Frontier Channel podcast, and organized transhumanist clubs. Follow Richard on his website (richardleis.com), on Goodreads (richardleis), Twitter (@richardleisjr), and Facebook (richardleisjr).