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The dental informatics online community.

Irwin, Jeannie and Schleyer, Titus and Spallek, Heiko (2010) The dental informatics online community. Bioinformation, 5 (7). 307 - 309.

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Dental Informatics (DI) is the application of computer and information science to improve dental practice, research, education, and program administration. To support the growth of this emerging discipline, we created the Dental Informatics Online Community (DIOC). The DIOC provides a dedicated professional home for DI researchers and serves as an open, common, and worldwide forum for all individuals interested in the field. It was created and is maintained by the Center for Dental Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, independent from any professional association, corporate interest or funding source. The DIOC's Website provides many useful features, such as a learning center, publication archive, member and project directories, and the Current Awareness Service (CAS). The CAS automatically notifies members about new information added to the Community. Notifications are individualized according to a member's profile and activities on the site. The DIOC is a research-oriented online community which provides resources in the dental informatics and dental technology field, as well as a way to establish social connections to share ideas, problems and research opportunities. Member and activity growth since the community's inception in 2005 have been steady, but future sustainability of the community depends on many factors.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Irwin, Jeannie
Schleyer, Titustitus@pitt.eduTITUS0000-0003-1829-971X
Spallek, Heikohspallek@pitt.eduHSPALLEK
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Center for Dental Informatics
Date: 15 December 2010
Date Type: Acceptance
Journal or Publication Title: Bioinformation
Volume: 5
Number: 7
Page Range: 307 - 309
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.6026/97320630005307
Schools and Programs: School of Dental Medicine > Dental Science
Refereed: Yes
Other ID: NLM PMC3043354
PubMed Central ID: PMC3043354
PubMed ID: 21364841
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2012 20:55
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2019 14:55


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