Dental practitioners\u00a0are exposed to a variety of infectious disease agents found in patients' saliva and blood, necessitating infection control and universal prevention methods in the dental office, considering that some of these diseases result in lost work and time for dental staff and patients, potentially cause complications, and have a low success rate. Moreover, if proper precautions are not taken, the dental clinic may expose patients to infection, particularly the most susceptible (elderly, diabetic, and immunocompromised patients). As we are all conscious of the current situation, we are all fighting this pandemic together. We are now more concerned about the safety of our staff\u00a0and patients. The New Normal now requires the dentist and even the patient to wear a PPE kit, a face shield, and other safety equipment. From the moment a patient walks into a dental clinic until the end of treatment, everything must be kept safe. When compared to traditional workflow, computer-aided design\/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD\/CAM) technology has become amazingly prominent among dental technicians since it greatly saves expenses and working time, requires fewer stages, and reduces the sources of error. And if we talk about Impression making, we have to deal with multiple challenges Such as \tGag reflex \tUnpleasant patient experience \tThe bad taste of impression material \tDiscomfort from impression tray\u00a0 And much more\u2026 Where the major concern is cross-contamination of Impression which can occur anywhere from the patient to the dentist and their employees. Let Us Understand The Analogue Way Of Dentistry Analog impression making entails several phases, beginning with the mixing of impression materials, followed by impression making, gypsum mixing, and model pouring. In this process, there are multiple handling of impressions which can lead to contamination of impression. There are few Disadvantages of Analogue Impression Making \t \tTime-consuming \tMessy \tUnpredictable \tMaterial waste \tUnhygienic (Risk of contamination increases)\u00a0 \tMaterial shrinkage due to temperature change\u00a0 \tPatient Gag Reflex \tMoreover, air bubbles or porosity on the dental plaster model Which is now a major concern for the dental fraternity & how to overcome this?\u00a0 To overcome with this, we have an option to switch toward the digital dentistry the future of the dental industry 4 Claims show digital is better for reducing cross-infection risk \tConventional Impression & cast handling between clinic & lab can increase cross-infection risk\u00a0 \t\u00a0Manual creation of appliances\/ Restoration in the lab increases contamination risk in the lab \t\u00a0Analog Impression requires an additional step of material handling & transportation to the lab \t\u00a0Conventional Impressions can be challenging to disinfect, Digital scans require no disinfection Classification according to risk (Spaulding criteria) Any Digital Intraoral scanner having Autoclavable scanning tips which go inside the mouth is a semi-critical part. Because we have an option to perform cold sterilization followed by the Dental Autoclave procedure which ensures the proper cleaning of scanning tips and maintain the cross-contamination from one patient to the other member. Digital Impression making improves infection control & minimizes cross-contamination in Dental Practice Reduce patient time in the operatory and conduct consultations virtually\u00a0 \tComplete full impressions within minutes aided by artificial intelligence \tConfirm impressions with your lab before the patient leaves the chair\u00a0 \tCapture and send accurate occlusion for the perfect fit\u00a0 \tAllow your patients to evaluate treatment plan procedures from their home Limit cross-contamination during the digital impression process \tWork through entire impression and inspection procedures by moving the scanner\u00a0 \tOperate freely at a distance\u00a0 \tSterilize the scanning tips that make intraoral contact with an autoclave\u00a0 \tReduce discomfort, gagging, and anxiety to patients caused by analog impressions. Maintain infection control during post processing and production\u00a0 \tSend impressions completely digitally to help maintain infection control.\u00a0 \tCreate appliances and restorations digitally and reduce contamination risks in the lab\u00a0 \tConventional impressions\/casts that are transported to\/from a lab increases the risk of cross-infection Three ways powered digital workflows help you to mitigate cross-contamination issues. \tDigital impressions are sent to production online \u2013 there\u2019s no handling \tMany treatments are produced with completely digital workflows \tPatients can review various treatment proposals from their phone at home Advantages of Using An Intraoral Scanner: \t\u00a0Less engagement with the oral cavity \t\u00a0No need to disinfect Digital Scans\u00a0 \t\u00a0Easy communication with the lab\u00a0 \t\u00a0Less person to person contacts in terms of material handling & carrying the impressions \t\u00a0Faster impression taking \t\u00a0Patient Records are saved\u00a0 \t\u00a0Predictable Treatments So,\u00a0Going Digital will help us in many ways \tIt improves patient experience \tLimited manual errors \tEasy impression making \tSave time \tSave on material cost \tAnd most important it helps to provide better and safe treatment to our patients\u00a0 Conclusion:\u00a0 Digital impressions are slowly gaining acceptance in the modern field of dentistry. Digital Dental Intraoral scanners are becoming a crucial tool for dentists who want to not only survive but also prosper in the modern world of dentistry, with the need to shorten patients' time in the office and the stakes for infection control being considerably greater. What's more exciting is the array of possibilities available to you once you've taken that first step. Going digital will not only assist dental practitioners in providing better care to their patients, but it will also aid in the prevention of cross-contamination.