For many people, seeing a dentist is a scary experience. Patients are crowded in a waiting room, and it’s been half an hour since your appointment with the dentist, and you are still waiting.In your eyes, the dental chair like a monster: an icy steel behemoth, with suspicious stains left by a unknown patient. The dentist presses the pedals and levers and moves in your mouth, your eyes staring at the white ceiling. Your entire head is full of scratches and snoring of teeth and instruments. The dentist asked you, “Is this pain? Still feeling good?” Although tears are spinning in your eyes, you don’t know how to convey your feelings. Telling a doctor when it hurts, or how much it hurts, is an annoying thing
Dentists at the Center for Precision Dental Medicine at Columbia University in Washington Heights hope to change this experience. The center is located on West 168th Street and occupies the entire fifth floor of the Vanderbilt Clinic at Columbia University. This 15,000-square-foot space is taken directly from Stanley Kubrick’s films—white walls, curved ceilings, and 48 sleek compartments. Each compartment has a special dental chair. A fully integrated RFID system uses electromagnetic fields to track all the labels from the doctor’s and patient’s wristbands to the dental device. Under the raised floor, a few miles of blue Ethernet cable transmits information to nearby servers, and the server tracks and records and records the patient’s medical procedures, the tool’s specific information.
The system first self-signed through an online portal where patients were assigned a wristband that supports RFID and was worn throughout their entire visit. In addition to letting the doctor know where the patient is and what they are doing, the system should also reduce unnecessary waiting time.