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Dental Informatics

Dr Sergio Uribe
Agenda
Introduction to Informatics General ODG Dental Practice Applications Clini
cal Research clinical File Management Using Internet Databases Valid
ation of information Reading

Objectives

Recognize the importance of computing and information technology in dentistry

Identify various support applications for dental practice databases Recognize Id


entify validation criteria for general Internet sites

Recognizing the usefulness of Internet

Dental Informatics

It is the application of computers and information technology to improve clinica


l practice, research and administration.
General

Hardware

physical components of the PC operating system, local applications> global Intra


net> Internet

Software

Networks

Hardware
Software

Operating Systems

Windows Mac Linux


> 95, 98, XP, Vista> Panther, Leopard> SuSE, Fedora, Ubuntu
Applications

Browsers> Firefox, Opera Office> OpenOffice


Using the PC in the clinic
Dental informatics
1) Administration 2) Clinical Practice 3) Research
1. Administration

Quotes from patients Inventory Cash Flow

2. Clinical Practice

Medical records Patient education Imaging Digital Photography

2. Clinical Practice

CLINICAL DATA

Legal element that records the diagnosis, treatment and outcome of a patient con
tains

Personal Information Supplementary examinations Anamnesis Dentograma Treatments


2. Clinical Practice
2. Clinical Practice
2. Clinical Practice
2. Clinical Practice

Optical Zoom 3X at least 3.2 or + MP


2. Clinical Practice
3. Research

Data collection and analysis databases

Bibliographic patients> MEDLINE


3. Research

MEDLINE Database

is the most widely used by health professionals contains 800 indexed journals de
ntal app allows you to search by various criteria 15 million covers citations fr
om 1966 to the present 85% of the citations in English

3. Research
3. Research
3. Research
3. Research

For Seminar should use tools to seek reliable sources of information and scienti
fic

Google Scholar MEDLINE Scielo


3. Research - Evaluating Internet information

Authority

Who is the author of the information? What is the author's affiliation? As can c
ontact the author?

Objectivity
It presents clearly the purpose of the site? We thank or mention any sponsorship
? Information is presented objectively?

3. Research - Evaluating Internet information

Precision

is serious and free from error? It makes clear the source of information?

Coverage

specifies to whom information is addressed?


3. Research - Evaluating Internet information

Present

When generating the information? When you last updated the page?

Design

visual effects enhance the content? There are options to view only text? You can
access the site with traditional browsers?

Using the PC in the clinic


Further Reading

Dental Informatics

http://www.dentalinformatics.com/

Dental informatics: A Cornerstone of dental practice

J Am Dent Assoc 2001 132: 605-613.


A resource guide for Development through technology practice

J Am Dent Assoc 2001, 135, No suppl_1, 38S44S.


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