Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ISSN: 2581-4893)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 7

Teleodontology as a Tool in the Care of Pediatric Patients: Narrative Review

MTE Beaumont*, A Ormeño and R Cabezas

Odontopediatría, Universidad de Los Andes, Chile

*Corresponding Author: MTE Beaumont, Odontopediatría, Universidad de Los Andes, Chile.

Received: March 11, 2022; Published: June 13, 2022

Abstract

Introduction: The explosive development of technology allows obtaining information and communication instantly. Telehealth is a tool that has advanced in all its areas, especially in dentistry, where new trends, programs, materials, equipment, and additionally an adapted care model have been developed. Pediatric dentistry finds in teleodontology, multiple uses and benefits in pediatric patients.

Objectives: To describe teleodontology as a tool in the care of pediatric patients in terms of its uses, applications, contribution, and benefits.

Method: A literature review was carried out in the following electronic databases: PubMed, Epistemónikos, EBSCO, Scopus, Chocrane Library, SciELO and Google Scholar. An electronic and manual search of scientific journals was included.

Results: The electronic search gave a total of 413 articles, after applying selection criteria, title reading and elimination of duplicates, 53 articles were relevant, the inclusion and exclusion criteria were applied to them, giving a total of 16, to which were added 5 articles by retrograde search and 8 by manual search, giving a result of 29 articles in this review.

Conclusion: There is a need to incorporate teleodontology as a fundamental part of comprehensive care in pediatric dentistry, due to its multiple uses, applications and benefits for children with and without disabilities, being a contribution to dentistry thanks to the reception of information under a familiar, comfortable and related method.

 

Keywords: Remote Consultation; Teleconsultation; Teledentistry; Odontop?ediatrics; P?ediatric Dentistry

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Citation

Citation: MTE Beaumont., et al. “Teleodontology as a Tool in the Care of Pediatric Patients: Narrative Review". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 6.7 (2022): 70-83.

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Copyright: © 2022 MTE Beaumont., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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