Teledentistry: Limitation and Challenges

Authors

  • Nadia Sultana Shuborna Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Sultana Sadia Islam Department of Public Health and Informatics, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.
  • Shah Saif Jahan Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS) , University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
  • Ehsanul Hoque Apu Department of Biomedical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA.
  • Osama Bin Noor Dept. of Periodontology & Oral pathology, Update Dental College & Hsopital, Dhaka, Bangladesh https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4104-0557
  • Mohammad Tawfique Hossain Chowdhury Hossain Chowdhury Department of Dental Public Health, Sapporo Dental College, Dhaka 1230, Bangladesh.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/updcj.v11i2.56045

Keywords:

teledentistry, dentistry in covid 19, mental Health, telemedicine

Abstract

Dentistry is the top listed most risky jobs in this pandemic Covid 19 situation, as dentist contain close face-to-face contact with the patients which increase the potential transmission of the (SARS)-CoV-2 virus from human to human through direct contact via oro-pharyngeal droplets and indirect contacts with fomites where dental professionals are highly vulnerable to get infected from the coronavirus. Thus, dental practice has mostly been suspended during this period. Teledentistry introduces a novel solution to resume dental practice by providing dental treatment, guidance, and education through teleconsultation, telediagnosis and telemonitoring through Information Technology (IT) instead of direct contact with patients. But there are some major challenges like lack of government initiatives, compensation strategy, legal issues, technical base, co-ordination among doctors, along with patients’ co-operation and limitations in telediagnosis. This technical note highlighted these limitations and challenges to make a concern to the dentist as at least teledentistry can accompaniment the existing threaten dental system during this living pandemic.

Update Dent. Coll. j: 2021; 11(2): 1-3

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Published

2021-10-10

How to Cite

Shuborna, N. S., Islam , S. S. ., Jahan, S. S. ., Apu, E. H., Noor, O. B. ., & Hossain Chowdhury, M. T. H. C. (2021). Teledentistry: Limitation and Challenges . Update Dental College Journal, 11(2), 1–3. https://doi.org/10.3329/updcj.v11i2.56045

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Editorial