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Dental Telemedicine

Mohamed Estai, Estie Kruger, Marc Tennant, Stuart Bunt, Yogesan Kanagasingam
With the availability of oral care services very unevenly distributed in rural or remote areas, underserved people seek oral care from non-dental care providers. Against this backdrop, and coupled with the decreasing cost of and innovations in technology, there is a growing interest in the adoption of telemedicine services. Regardless of the lack of good-quality evidence supporting the cost-effectiveness of telemedicine, evidence already indicates that telemedicine, even with extra costs, helps in reducing the inequalities in the provision of primary health care...
October 2016: Rural and Remote Health
Mohamed Estai, Yogesan Kanagasingam, Boyen Huang, Julia Shiikha, Estie Kruger, Stuart Bunt, Marc Tennant
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate the efficacy of a mobile teledentistry approach using a smartphone camera for remote screening of dental caries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An image acquisition Android App was created to facilitate the acquisition and transmission of dental images to a store-and-forward based telemedicine server. One hundred participants who were attending routine checkups at dental clinics were enrolled in 2014. Following a face-to-face oral screening by a screener (dentist), images of patients' teeth were obtained using a smartphone camera...
November 17, 2016: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
María Del C López Jordi, Marcia Ç Figueiredo, Dante Barone, Carolina Pereira
: Dentistry increasingly uses Information and Communication Technology (ICT), which has impact on teaching, research, the profession and dental care in general. However, there is a lack of valid information on ICT resources and use in Latin America. This was a descriptive, cross-sectional, multi-center, interdisciplinary study, the aim of which was to conduct a survey on how extensively ICT is used in Dentistry in Latin American countries by enquiring into two primary components: 1) use of ICT in student training and 2) use of ICT by professionals in consulting rooms and services...
April 2016: Acta Odontológica Latinoamericana: AOL
Mauricio Abril-Gonzalez, Fernando A Portilla, Marta C Jaramillo-Mejia
BACKGROUND: A guide for the implementation of dental digital imaging reports was developed and validated through the International Standard of Health Informatics-Health Level Seven (HL7), achieving interoperability with an electronic system that keeps dental records. INTRODUCTION: Digital imaging benefits patients, who can view previous close-ups of dental examinations; providers, because of greater efficiency in managing information; and insurers, because of improved accessibility, patient monitoring, and more efficient cost management...
January 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Mohamed Estai, Yogesan Kanagasingam, Boyen Huang, Hellen Checker, Lesley Steele, Estie Kruger, Marc Tennant
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine whether intraoral photographic assessment by mid-level dental providers (MLDPs) offers a valid and reliable means of dental caries screening. METHODS: A mobile teledentistry model was developed to facilitate the acquisition of dental images, and transmission and reviewing of data. One hundred regularly attending patients at a dental clinic participated in the study. Following an on-site clinical examination by a senior dentist, photographs of participants' teeth were taken by a teledental assistant, using a smartphone camera...
October 2016: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
Massimo Petruzzi, Michele De Benedittis
OBJECTIVE: Increased use of smartphone and related software applications has created a new era in clinical data exchange among patients and clinicians. This study describes use of the smartphone-based application WhatsApp to share clinical oral medicine information. STUDY DESIGN: Clinical images and related questions were submitted by general dentists, physicians, dental hygienists, and patients to the authors via WhatsApp. For each submission, a clinical impression was made and categorized as traumatic, infective, neoplastic, autoimmune, or unclassified...
March 2016: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Mohamed Estai, Estie Kruger, Marc Tennant
Despite great progress in oral health over the past three decades, the rates of caries remain high in Australia, particularly among underserved populations. The reasons for poor oral health amongst underserved populations are multiple, but rests with socio-economic determinants of health. The present review considers international workforce models that have been created to enhance the recruitment and retention of dental providers in rural areas. Several strategies have been developed to address care access problems in rural areas, including the use of telemedicine and mid-level dental providers (MLDPs)...
August 2016: International Dental Journal
Paul Glassman
The aging of the baby boomers in the 21st century is creating unprecedented numbers of vulnerable older adults. The increase in people keeping their teeth and their increasingly complex conditions all point to more people with more complex needs. Although these demographic shifts are providing unparalleled challenges for our health care system, they also bring new opportunities to develop and implement innovative systems for reaching and maintaining the oral health of older Americans.
July 2015: Journal of the California Dental Association
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October 2015: Journal of the California Dental Association
Cindy Lyon
California dentists enjoy some of the most well-trained clinical teams in the country. In these changing times, reflecting on our collective history may help inform collaboration and innovation that will serve us well as we create new ways to care for our patients and thrive in our professional lives.
October 2015: Journal of the California Dental Association
M Estai, E Kruger, M Tennant
Objective This study aimed to explore Australian dental practitioners' perceptions of the usefulness of teledentistry in improving dental practice and patient outcomes.Methods A descriptive cross-sectional study involving an anonymous electronic survey of a sample of 169 Australian dental practitioners. We designed a 24-item, 5-point Likert-scale questionnaire assessing perceptions of dentists in four domains: usefulness of teledentistry for patients; usefulness of teledentistry for dental practice; capability of teledentistry to improve practice; and perceived concerns about the use of teledentistry...
January 15, 2016: British Dental Journal
Mohamed Estai, Yogesan Kanagasingam, Di Xiao, Janardhan Vignarajan, Stuart Bunt, Estie Kruger, Marc Tennant
Objective This study aimed to evaluate users' acceptance of a teledentistry model utilizing a smartphone camera used for dental caries screening and to identify a number of areas for improvement of the system. Methods A store-and-forward telemedicine platform "Remote-I" was developed to assist in the screening of oral diseases using an image acquisition Android app operated by 17 teledental assistants. A total of 485 images (five images per case) were directly transmitted from the Android app to the server...
January 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Eric W Wood, Robert A Strauss, Charles Janus, Caroline K Carrico
PURPOSE: To determine the perceived utility and demand for the application of telemedicine for improved patient care between nonsurgical dental practitioners (GPs) and oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two distinct questionnaires were made, one for GPs and one for OMSs. The GP questionnaire was sent to practicing Virginia Dental Association members on an e-mail list (approximately 2,200). The OMS questionnaire was sent by the Virginia Society of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery to members on an e-mail list (approximately 213)...
April 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Martha Tesfalul, Ryan Littman-Quinn, Cynthia Antwi, Siphiwo Ndlovu, Didintle Motsepe, Motsholathebe Phuthego, Boitumelo Tau, Neo Mohutsiwa-Dibe, Carrie Kovarik
Mobile telemedicine involves the use of mobile device (e.g., cell phones, tablets) technology to exchange information to assist in the provision of patient care. Throughout the world, mobile telemedicine initiatives are increasing in number and in scale, but literature on their impact on patient outcomes in low-resource areas is limited. This study explores the potential impact of a mobile oral telemedicine system on the oral health specialty referral system in Botswana. Analysis of 26 eligible cases from June 2012 to July 2013 reveals high diagnosis concordance between dental officers and oral health specialists at 91...
April 2016: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
Mamatha Boringi, Shefali Waghray, Reddy Lavanya, Dara Balaji Gandhi Babu, Raj Kumar Badam, Niharika Harsha, Komali Garlapati, Sunanda Chavva
BACKGROUND: The use of technology in the form of smart phones and other electronic media in day to day life has become an integral part of life today. Technology today is seeing a paradigm shift towards better inter-professional communications which can help doctors, patients and the masses as a whole. Putting these technological advancements to good use evolves as a major milestone in medicine/ dentistry in the form of telemedicine/teledentistry. AIM: The present study was aimed at knowing the knowledge and awareness of teledentistry among dental professionals of a dental college in India...
August 2015: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Mohamed Estai, Yogesan Kanagasingam, Di Xiao, Janardhan Vignarajan, Boyan Huang, Estie Kruger, Marc Tennant
OBJECTIVE: It is widely considered that telemedicine can make positive contributions to dental practice. This study aimed to evaluate a cloud-based telemedicine application for screening for oral diseases. METHODS: A telemedicine system, based on a store-and-forward method, was developed to work as a platform for data storage. An Android application was developed to facilitate entering demographic details and capturing oral photos. As a proof-of-concept, six volunteers were enrolled in a trial to obtain oral images using smartphone cameras...
September 2016: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
A Craig Dunbar, David Bearn, Grant McIntyre
The purpose of this pilot study was to assess whether orthodontic treatment planning is reproducible when carried out using digital records compared with clinical examinations or using standard records. The study also assessed patients' opinion of face-to-face consultations and potential use of teleorthodontics. The study was designed as a prospective observational cross-sectional pilot study and carried out in a UK dental teaching hospital involving 27 subjects. Four consultant Orthodontists carried out treatment planning, firstly following a clinical examination, then using standard records, and then using digital records...
2014: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
Paul Glassman
A large and increasing segment of the population does not access the traditional oral health care system until they have advanced disease, pain and infection. Opportunities for improvement of this situation include applying new science in chronic disease and caries management, using community-based telehealth-connected teams, emphasizing interprofessional practice by integrating oral health into educational, social service and general health systems, and focusing attention on oral health outcomes in the era of accountability...
September 2014: Journal of the California Dental Association
Paul Glassman, Maureen Harrington, Maysa Namakian, Jesse Harrison-Noonan
The dramatic increase in broadband connectivity is opening up the possibility for using telehealth-connected teams in an improved system for charity care. The Virtual Dental Home demonstration taking place in California provides a model for the development and deployment of such teams. Teams using telehealth connections to provide oral health care can transform episodic or one-time visits into an ongoing system of care with a much greater emphasis on prevention and early intervention techniques and a greater likelihood of improved oral health for the population...
2014: Journal of the American College of Dentists
Aldo Badano, Craig Revie, Andrew Casertano, Wei-Chung Cheng, Phil Green, Tom Kimpe, Elizabeth Krupinski, Christye Sisson, Stein Skrøvseth, Darren Treanor, Paul Boynton, David Clunie, Michael J Flynn, Tatsuo Heki, Stephen Hewitt, Hiroyuki Homma, Andy Masia, Takashi Matsui, Balázs Nagy, Masahiro Nishibori, John Penczek, Thomas Schopf, Yukako Yagi, Hideto Yokoi
This article summarizes the consensus reached at the Summit on Color in Medical Imaging held at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on May 8-9, 2013, co-sponsored by the FDA and ICC (International Color Consortium). The purpose of the meeting was to gather information on how color is currently handled by medical imaging systems to identify areas where there is a need for improvement, to define objective requirements, and to facilitate consensus development of best practices. Participants were asked to identify areas of concern and unmet needs...
February 2015: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
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