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


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

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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?


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

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. Presentation at Ubuntu with Openoffice Impress