Dental informatics

Dental informatics

Dental informatics is the application of computer and information science to improve dental practice, research, education and management. During the last forty years it has developed into a research discipline of significant scale and scope. It can be considered a subset of medical informatics and biomedical informatics.

It is the understanding, skills and tools that enable the sharing and use of information to promote oral health and improve dental practice, research, education and management. It encompasses electronic health records, CAD/CAM technology, diagnostic digital imaging and administrative information for all dentistry disciplines.

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Academic links

* [ Dental Informatics Online Community]
* [ University of Michigan]
* [ University of Pittsburgh]
* [ University of Illinois at Chicago]
* [ Oregon Health & Science University]
* [ Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli (Italy,Italian)]
* [ Universidad Nacional de Rosario (Argentina,spanish)]


* [ Dental Informatics working group of the American Medical Informatics Association]
* [ American Dental Association]
* [ Dental Informatics working group of the International Medical Informatics Association]

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