In years past, all the information available for the practice of medicine and dentistry was obtained through published, written material, or via oral communication from seminars or from the teaching of wise elders in medical school. All of this information was taken in carefully by students of medicine and dentistry, and there’s no doubt that these students brought great focus and attention to their studies. Medical schools often teach by having students observe live demonstrations on real patients, and this is where a lot of the learning has come from in the past. Through a long process of trial and error, students eventually learn what techniques and medications are most effective in stimulating the healing process in patients. New Developments in Treatment Today the amazing new developments in technology have dramatically changed the way medical and dental students are taught. It has also changed the way that medical professionals continue to learn after they have begun practicing. With the advent of the Internet, there are now myriad ways to learn about the latest developments in treatments, such as the use of implants in clinical dentistry. Now there are reputable dental journals available in print form and also online that show doctors and dentists the latest practices in detail. By studying treatments online, doctors also have the opportunity to watch treatment practices on video, which allows for “up close and personal” views of certain problems and how to provide the best treatment available to help patients. There’s no doubt we’ve come a long way from the old days of medical practice, but the good news is that patients today are getting better treatments than ever before. All of this comes from the developments now accessible via the Internet, and this wealth of quality information is helping patients now more than ever before.