?1. DentalDecide (Orca Health): The top iOS app is a point-of-care patient education tool that also enables clinicians to send treatment plans to patients securely, in a HIPAA-compliant way. The "multisensory learning tool" includes 3D animated videos to supplement treatment plans and patient education. The latest version "combines a new design with access to surgical videos and enables you to draw/annotate images and send/prescribe digital handouts (app content) to your patients," according to the description. The app is free to download, but a paid monthly subscription is required to unlock many of its features. In 37 reviews, the app has been given a rating of 4.3 out of 5. It is not available on Google Play, and the number of installs is not revealed for iOS apps.
2. Dental Anatomy (Delcam): The second most popular dental app in the iOS Store is also the top dental app for Google Play. The free tool is designed to help users learn about simple dental anatomy and different restorations types, such as copings, veneers, inlays, crowns, bridges, and abutments. Its Learning Zone 2012 is useful for those that wish to learn more about different aspects of dental CAD/CAM, covering implantology and dental scanners. And it has how-to features for the company's CAD-designing product DentCAD, milling software DentMill, and OrderManager, its workflow management product. The app has a 3.9 rating in 104 Google Play reviews and has been installed between 10,000 and 50,000 times. It has a 2.3 rating in 13 reviews from the iOS Store.
3. Virtual Dentist Surgery (XMMGAME): According to the description, this Google Play app is "a dental learning game" that is "fun and educational." Nonetheless, it is safe to say that, for dental professionals, it would be more of a diversion than a way to keep one's knowledge of dentistry sharp. The extremely popular, free game challenges users to perform cleanings, extractions, x-rays, and other procedures with game play designed after consulting with dentists and medical reference books. It has been installed between 5 million and 10 million times, and has an average rating of 3.7 after nearly 42,000 reviews."
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