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Digital dentistry in the computer age

Schleyer, TKL (1999) Digital dentistry in the computer age. Journal of the American Dental Association, 130 (12). 1713 - 1720. ISSN 0002-8177

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Background and Overview. Computers are becoming an integral part of the practice of dentistry. Smaller, smarter and more ergonomic computing devices will support an increasing proportion of dental practice activities. Technology will make practice management more efficient, mainly by reducing transactional overhead. Educational software and intelligent assistants will increasingly support the needs for decision making in clinical practice. Research will benefit from automated tools for data acquisition, management and analysis. Conclusions. Dentistry must actively shape the application of technology. It can do this by developing a cadre of experts in dental informatics, relying on sound research principles, effectively disseminating best practices and developing strategic objectives for the implementation of technology. Clinical Implications. Computer technology is an essential ingredient for state-of-the-art patient care. Dentists must stay current with this rapidly developing field to make appropriate choices in their use of technology.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Schleyer, TKLtitus@pitt.eduTITUS0000-0003-1829-971X
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Center for Dental Informatics
Date: 1 January 1999
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the American Dental Association
Volume: 130
Number: 12
Page Range: 1713 - 1720
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.14219/jada.archive.1999.0127
Schools and Programs: School of Dental Medicine > Dental Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0002-8177
MeSH Headings: Computer Communication Networks--trends; Computer Systems--trends; Computer-Assisted Instruction; Dental Records; Medical Informatics; Miniaturization; Practice Management, Dental--trends; Software
PubMed ID: 10599173
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2012 14:23
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2019 06:55


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