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Nabihah Haron, Rosnah Binti Zain, Wan Maria Nabillah, Amyza Saleh, Thomas George Kallarakkal, Anand Ramanathan, Suraya Hani Mohd Sinon, Ishak Abdul Razak, Sok Ching Cheong
INTRODUCTION: This study examined the concordance in clinical diagnosis of high-risk lesions in the oral cavity and referral decisions between clinical oral examination (COE) and teledentistry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen individuals with a range of oral potentially malignant disorders (OPMD) and normal oral mucosa were included. Five areas of the oral cavity were photographed by three dentists using mobile phone cameras with 5 MP-13 MP resolutions. On the same day, the patients were given COE by two oral medicine specialists (OMS) and 3 weeks later, they reviewed the images taken using the phone, and concordance was examined between the two by Kappa statistics...
August 19, 2016: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Sean W McLaren, Dorota T Kopycka-Kedzierawski, Jed Nordfelt
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess the accuracy of predicting dental treatment modalities for children seen initially by means of a live-video teledentistry consultation. METHODS: A retrospective dental record review was completed of 251 rural pediatric patients from the Finger Lakes region of New York State who had an initial teledentistry appointment with a board-certified pediatric dentist located remotely at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health in Rochester, NY...
August 9, 2016: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Liam Caffery, Natalie Bradford, Maria Meurer, Anthony Smith
A retrospective analysis of hospitalisation due to oral and dental conditions (ODC) was performed for patients in Queensland. The aim was to identify the rate and cost of hospitalisation and to examine the association between hospitalisation and age, geographical location and Indigenous status. There were 81528 admissions to Queensland's hospitals due to ODC during the 3-year study period (2011-2013). The annual cost of ODC-related hospitalisation was estimated to be AU$87million. Indigenous infants (Z=4.08, P<0...
July 15, 2016: Australian Journal of Primary Health
S J Daniel, S Kumar
RATIONALE FOR STUDY: Teledentistry is an effective and efficient means of increasing access to care for screening, referral and treatment. Practice restrictions and the undocumented concern that dental hygienists do not have the skill or knowledge to identify or diagnose a carious lesion impede access to care. PURPOSE: This study compared the identification of dental caries by both dental hygienists and dentists and by both clinical and teledentistry methods. METHODS: A sample of 82 children 4-7 years of age attending an elementary school in Memphis, Tennessee, was selected for the study...
June 3, 2016: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
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
Luís Henrique Schlichting, Kyle Stanley, Michel Magne, Pascal Magne
The restoration of anterior teeth is frequently a demanding mission. Patients generally have high expectations for the anterior region, which makes the emotional side of treatment especially important. When this involves discolored endodontically treated teeth, consensus can hardly ever be found as to the chosen approach. Bleaching with direct composites is undoubtedly the most conservative choice for these cases. However, this may require more maintenance (touch-up bleaching and repairs) in the long term, which is an important issue for adult patients...
2015: International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
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...
December 30, 2015: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Lisa Simon, Bernard Friedland
BACKGROUND: In the United States, each state has independent licensing standards. Dentists wishing to practice in more than one state must apply to each individually. The goal of this study was to assess whether board-certified oral and maxillofacial radiologists interpreted images taken outside the states in which they were licensed and whether coverage provided by the malpractice insurance plans to which they subscribed affected their behavior. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An electronic survey was sent to all current members of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, with a response rate of 74%...
June 2016: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
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
Rodrigo Mariño, Utsana Tonmukayakul, David Manton, Andrew Stranieri, Ken Clarke
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this research was to conduct a cost-analysis, from a public healthcare perspective, comparing the cost and benefits of face-to-face patient examination assessments conducted by a dentist at a residential aged care facility (RACF) situated in rural areas of the Australian state of Victoria, with two teledentistry approaches utilizing virtual oral examination. METHODS: The costs associated with implementing and operating the teledentistry approach were identified and measured using 2014 prices in Australian dollars...
September 2016: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
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
Maria Inês Meurer, Liam J Caffery, Natalie K Bradford, Anthony C Smith
AIM: The aim of this review was to determine if photographic examination and subsequent image analysis provides comparable accuracy to visual inspection for the diagnosis of common dental conditions in children and adolescents. METHODS: We searched the PubMed database for studies that compared diagnostic accuracy of the two inspection techniques. Studies were screened for inclusion and were assessed for quality and risk of bias using the quality assessment of diagnostic accuracy studies tools...
December 2015: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Sean W McLaren, Dorota T Kopycka-Kedzierawski
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this research was to assess the compliance rate with recommended dental treatment by rural paediatric dental patients after a live-video teledentistry consultation. METHODS: A retrospective dental chart review was completed for 251 rural paediatric patients from the Finger Lakes region of New York State who had an initial teledentistry appointment with a paediatric dentist located remotely at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health in Rochester, NY...
April 2016: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Orazio Gambino, Fausto Lima, Roberto Pirrone, Edoardo Ardizzone, Giuseppina Campisi, Olga di Fede
In this paper we present a Teledentistry system aimed to the Second Opinion task. It make use of a particular camera called intra-oral camera, also called dental camera, in order to perform the photo shooting and real-time video of the inner part of the mouth. The pictures acquired by the Operator with such a device are sent to the Oral Medicine Expert (OME) by means of a current File Transfer Protocol (FTP) service and the real-time video is channeled into a video streaming thanks to the VideoLan client/server (VLC) application...
2014: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Susan J Daniel, Sajeesh Kumar
UNLABELLED: Teledentistry has the potential to address the oral care needs of those who have limited access to care. More research is needed to establish the evidence base to support teledentistry practice. BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Enormous potential exists to improve oral health services throughout the world by using information and communication technologies, such as teledentistry to expand access to primary, secondary and tertiary care. Comparison of teledentistry procedures with standard clinical procedures can demonstrate the relative effectiveness and cost of each approach...
June 2014: Journal of Evidence-based Dental Practice
Ana Estela Haddad, Marcelo Bönecker, Mary Caroline Skelton-Macedo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2014: Brazilian Oral Research
Imara de Almeida Castro Morosini, Diego Canavese de Oliveira, Fernanda de Morais Ferreira, Fabian Calixto Fraiz, Cassius C Torres-Pereira
BACKGROUND: Telehealth has been considered a practical and potentially cost-effective method of providing healthcare to the underprivileged population. The aim of this study was to determine whether a teledentistry system is a valid tool to screen for the presence of dental caries in a cohort of 102 Brazilian juvenile offenders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Clinical examinations were performed to evaluate the decayed, missing, and filled teeth (DMFT) index and oral conditions of each adolescent, documented using a digital camera...
June 2014: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
N D Jampani, R Nutalapati, B S K Dontula, R Boyapati
Teledentistry is a combination of telecommunications and dentistry involving the exchange of clinical information and images over remote distances for dental consultation and treatment planning. Teledentistry has the ability to improve access to oral healthcare, improve the delivery of oral healthcare, and lower its costs. It also has the potential to eliminate the disparities in oral health care between rural and urban communities. This article reviews the origin, rationale, scope, basis, and requirements for teledentistry, along with the current evidence that exists in the literature...
July 2011: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
Susan J Daniel, Lin Wu, Sajeesh Kumar
The purpose of this systematic review is to identify clinical outcomes, health care utilization and costs associated with teledentistry. Relevant databases were searched for articles on teledentistry published until March 2012, reference lists examined and key journals hand searched. Of a possible 58 articles, 19 studies met the inclusion criteria. Clinical outcomes were generally improved following a teledentistry intervention and satisfaction with teledentistry was consistently high. The few studies examining health care utilization reported mixed findings, but preliminary evidence suggests cost savings for health care facilities...
December 2013: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
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