Journal article

The diffusion of innovation in dentistry: A review using rotary nickel-titanium technology as an example

P Parashos, HH Messer

ORAL SURGERY ORAL MEDICINE ORAL PATHOLOGY ORAL RADIOLOGY AND ENDODONTICS | MOSBY, INC | Published : 2006

Abstract

Technological innovations are crucial for the advancement of the art and science of clinical dentistry. While some innovations suffer a lack of support, resulting in general nonacceptance, others are gradually adopted and supersede previous techniques and/or materials. Very little has been published in the dental literature concerning the reasons for the adoption, nonadoption, or rejection of new technology in dentistry. This paper reviews the diffusion of innovation in dentistry, with an emphasis on the adoption of rotary nickel-titanium endodontic instruments. Factors affecting adoption of new technology include a complex interplay of perceived benefits and advantages, and psychosocial and..

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