BioMed Research International

Teledentistry: Current Applications, Trends, Future Scope, and Problems


Publishing date
01 Apr 2022
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
26 Nov 2021

1Jouf University, Jouf, Saudi Arabia

2University of Hai'l, Hai'l, Saudi Arabia

3International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Teledentistry: Current Applications, Trends, Future Scope, and Problems

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

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. Teledentistry can improve access to oral health care, improve the delivery of oral healthcare, and lower its costs. It also has the potential to eliminate the disparities in oral healthcare between rural and urban communities. Teledentistry may turn out to be the cheapest, as well as the fastest, way to bridge the rural-urban health divide. Considering the significant strides in the field of information and communication technology, teledentistry can help to bring specialized healthcare to the remotest corners of the world and is already being utilized across the globe.

Concerns about the confidentiality of dental information arise from the transfer of medical histories and records as well as from general security issues of electronic information stored in computers. Patients need to be aware that their information is to be transmitted electronically and the possibility exists that the information will be intercepted, despite maximum efforts to maintain security. Concerns also may arise about the proper method of informing patients of the potential transmission of their data. Informed consent in teledentistry should cover everything that exists in a standard, traditional consent form. The patient should be informed of the inherent risk of improper diagnosis and/or treatment due to the failure of the technology involved. Cost of telecommunication equipment has also been a matter of concern. Another important aspect that requires attention is the payment of the healthcare professionals who provide teleconsultation.

The aim of this Special Issue is to bring together dental medicine and technology and provide readers with insight on techniques, regulations, and applications. As teledentistry allows practicing dentists to gather patient information remotely by means of video and audio-based technology, it is an asset, but it does need to be regulated. As such, this Special Issue will highlight the continued growth of teledentistry, supporting applications and developing technologies. Papers submitted to this issue could discuss research, reviews, applications, and challenges related to the topic. We welcome both original research and review articles.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Teledentistry supporting technologies
  • Mobile service platforms for continuity of oral healthcare
  • Complexity of teledentistry systems
  • Network/data privacy and security in oral/dental healthcare
  • Computing issues in supporting oral healthcare
  • Multimedia and teledentistry
  • Wireless teledentistry applications
  • Interactive audiovisual and data communication during virtual consultations
  • Teledentistry devices and peripherals
  • Tools and platforms for teledentistry
  • Legal and ethical issues in teledentistry
  • Quality of care provided with the help of teledentistry
  • Computing and communications of biomedical sensor networks
  • Patient views on teledentistry
  • Remote dental care delivery, diagnosis, consultation, and treatment
  • Virtual dental education
  • Virtual monitoring for patients
  • Future scope, changing trends, and challenges in remote oral healthcare

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 1897705
  • - Research Article

An Evaluation of the Usefulness of YouTube® Videos on Crown Preparation

Syed Rashid Habib | Aleshba Saba Khan | ... | Nawaf Saad Almutairi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5657152
  • - Research Article

Teledentistry as a Supportive Tool for Dentists in Diagnosing MRONJ in Northern Cyprus

Mujgan Firincioglulari | Kaan Orhan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 3910291
  • - Research Article

Accuracy of Dental Photography: Professional vs. Smartphone’s Camera

Carol Moussa | Louis Hardan | ... | Monika Lukomska-Szymanska
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 3625386
  • - Research Article

A Convolutional Neural Network for Automatic Tooth Numbering in Panoramic Images

María Prados-Privado | Javier García Villalón | ... | Carlos Ivorra
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5437237
  • - Research Article

The Teledentistry, Impact, Current Trends, and Application in Dentistry: A Global Study

Afsheen Maqsood | Muhammad Shahrukh Khan Sadiq | ... | Mohamad Syahrizal Bin Halim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 8757859
  • - Research Article

Teledentistry as a Supportive Tool for Dentists in Pakistan

Rootab Subhan | Waleed A. Ismail | ... | Mohammad Khursheed Alam
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9751564
  • - Review Article

Artificial Intelligence Techniques: Analysis, Application, and Outcome in Dentistry—A Systematic Review

Naseer Ahmed | Maria Shakoor Abbasi | ... | Mohammad Khursheed Alam
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9954615
  • - Review Article

Robotic Applications in Orthodontics: Changing the Face of Contemporary Clinical Care

Samar Adel | Abbas Zaher | ... | Nikhilesh Vaid
BioMed Research International
 Journal metrics
Acceptance rate31%
Submission to final decision67 days
Acceptance to publication30 days
CiteScore4.100
Journal Citation Indicator0.610
Impact Factor3.411
 Submit

Article of the Year Award: Outstanding research contributions of 2020, as selected by our Chief Editors. Read the winning articles.