This comprehensive reference book aims to describe and demystify the underlying principles of digital technologies. Contributions from authors with differing expertise emphasize the influence of digital technologies across a breadth of disciplines and review how we can acquire, manipulate, and leverage digital data within those disciplines. Also examined are the similarities and differences between available and emerging systems, the value and use of digital approaches to clinical cases, and the challenges and opportunities intrinsic to both integrating new technologies into dental practice and keeping up with rapid changes. Previewing the future, this resource explores the potential impact of new innovations on how and what we practice, as well as how we think, teach, and pursue knowledge. Energizing our ingenuity and imagination, this book lays the groundwork for dentistry s vibrant and exciting future. 447 illustrations Contents.