International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2020, Vol. 6 Issue 3, Part F
Dental informatics: Current challenges and expanding opportunities in India
AUTHOR(S): Dr. David Albert Coutinho, Dr. Archana Krishna Murthy, Dr. Manjunath C, Dr. Shilpashree KB, Dr. Manjari C Thevara and Dr. Mugdha Khond
ABSTRACT:Dental informatics is a new and distinct specialty area in its budding stage emerging on the global public health platform within the broader discipline of health informatics. Oral health information system is important in the evaluation of public health initiatives as well as for the assessment of achievements of goals for health. The potential role of dental informatics in diminishing oral health inequalities in underserved populations has been recognized by a number of reports from all over the world. Critical scientific and social obstructions can change the day by day exercises and the future scope of professionals associated with the related field. This review article discusses the difficulties challenges in Indian setting. The articles were searched in Pubmed and Google scholar database and a total of 15 articles were reviewed from 2003 to 2018. The rapidly developing scenario of dental public health and the future of the oral health in India would depend upon laying down the foundation for a multidisciplinary and flexible realm of dental public health informatics. Planning an effective oral health information system model, proper training, online research community, government funding, an automated dental treatment planning system for all diagnoses, and comprehensive electronic oral health record would remove critical barriers for solving important problems in dental informatics in India.
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Dr. David Albert Coutinho, Dr. Archana Krishna Murthy, Dr. Manjunath C, Dr. Shilpashree KB, Dr. Manjari C Thevara, Dr. Mugdha Khond. Dental informatics: Current challenges and expanding opportunities in India. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2020;6(3):366-369.