Social media was a foreign word a decade ago, however it has become an essential part of our daily lives in both personal and business aspects. It has evolved over the last couple of years and became a source of sharing all sides of life. Many believed that social media was just a passing trend that will soon fade away but it has blossomed significantly. People can have an insight of their role model’s lifestyle. Social media has influenced the minds of people all around the world who are fascinated by the celebrities and desire to have pearl white Hollywood smile fit for royalty instead of a natural dentition. Patients discuss with the dentist new treatment modalities, advanced materials and innovative procedures as they are self educated through media, owing to that fact the practitioners need to keep their knowledge up-to-date. Dentists worldwide benefit from interactive multimedia, it has become a free and effective mean of advertisement.
The Impact of Social Media on Dentistry