Digital Medicine

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 6--12

Teledentistry: An innovative tool for the underserved population


Preeti Chawla Arora1, Jasleen Kaur2, Jasmine Kaur2, Aman Arora3 
1 Department of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology, SGRD Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Amritsar, Punjab, India
2 Department of Ex-Intern, SGRD Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Amritsar, Punjab, India
3 Department of Prosthodontics, SGRD Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Preeti Chawla Arora
Department of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology, SGRD Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, GT Road, Amritsar - 143 006, Punjab
India

Advancements in technology have always had major impacts on medicine. Increased use of smartphone and related software applications has created a new era in clinical data exchange among patients and clinicians. Teledentistry is a combination of telecommunications and dentistry, involving the exchange of clinical information and images over remote distances for dental consultation and treatment planning. It has the potential to address many of the problems related to access, cost efficiency and quality of dental care. Through teleconsultation with specialists in larger communities, a dentist in a nearby community can provide access to specialty care for their patients easily. Teledentistry can extend care to underserved patient populations, such as those in rural areas, at a reasonable cost. This review article aims to emphasize the importance of teledentistry in various specialties of dentistry and its role in serving the underserved population.


How to cite this article:
Arora PC, Kaur J, Kaur J, Arora A. Teledentistry: An innovative tool for the underserved population.Digit Med 2019;5:6-12


How to cite this URL:
Arora PC, Kaur J, Kaur J, Arora A. Teledentistry: An innovative tool for the underserved population. Digit Med [serial online] 2019 [cited 2023 Feb 9 ];5:6-12
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