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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
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ICV : 78.6

Abstract

TELEDENTISTRY: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

Dr. Maroua Garma*, Sameh Sioud, Nour Mellouli, Abdellatif Chokri and Jamil Selmi

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Teledentistry is a new technology providing a remote consultation and dental health care for patients. The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the literature about teledentistry in order to detail international experiences of this innovation, it’s benefices and feasibility. Methods: An online database search was performed on Medline via PubMed from 1994 to 2017 using the following Mesh terms and their combinations : "Telemedicine" and "Dentistry", "Remote consultation" and "Dentistry", "Telecommunications " and "Oral medicine", "Telemedicine" and "Dentistry" and "Quality of health care", "Diagnosis" and "Remote consultation" and "Dentistry", "Remote consultation" and "Surgery, oral" . After selection of articles, data were extracted and analyzed. Results: 62 articles were selected from 332 papers, most of them were Cohort study. Many applications of teledentistry were described in this review in different international experiences, from them advantages and feasibility of this technology were concluded. Discussion: Teledentistry is a new alternative to traditional methods of providing dental health care. According to this study, it’s a feasible method presenting various earnings improving the quality of medical care and dental health care level.

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