Tele dentistry - Its Practical Applicability, Hurdles and Future Prospects

Authors

  • Lipsa Bhuyan Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, KIIT Deemed to beUniversity, Campus-5, Patia, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  • Niva Mahapatra Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, KIIT Deemed to beUniversity, Campus-5, Patia, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  • Kanika Singh Dhull Department of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, KIIT Deemed to beUniversity, Campus-5, Patia, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  • Vidya G Doddawad Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, JSS Dental College & Hospital, JSS Academy of HigherEducation & Research, Mysuru, Karnataka
  • Nivedita Sahoo Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, KIIT Deemedto be University, Campus- 5, Patia, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  • Abikshyeet Panda Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, KIIT Deemed to beUniversity, Campus-5, Patia, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v22i20.66307

Keywords:

Covid 19, lock down, telediagnosis, telehealth, telemedicine

Abstract

Teledentistry is an amalgamation of dentistry and telecommunication where the clinical information is exchanged between the patient/ caregiver with the dentist from a remote distance. The role of teledentistry came into spotlight in the pandemic Covid 19 era. This proved to be the safest method to provide health care assistance in preventing the disease transmission was cost effective and also formed a bridge between the rural and urban communities. It also helps in telediagnosis and formulation of treatment in dental emergenices. Teledentistry has improved a lot in the recent times due to advent of smart phones, widespread internet connectivity and video conferencing applications. Teledentistry could provide hassle free consultations as well the patient history can be stored in the data base for a longer period of time. This review highlights the origin, its applications, drawbacks and its role in the covid 19 and lock down phase.

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol.22 (Special Issue) 2023 p.52-57

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Published

2023-05-21

How to Cite

Bhuyan, L., Mahapatra, N., Dhull, K. S., Doddawad, V. G. ., Sahoo, N., & Panda, A. (2023). Tele dentistry - Its Practical Applicability, Hurdles and Future Prospects. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 22(20), 52–57. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v22i20.66307

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