Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Introduction and History of Modern Health Care in the U.S.
Lecture:Technological Advances in the Administration of Health Care
Slide content:Dentistry Electronic dental record Similar advantages to the practice of dentistry as EMRs have to the practice of medicine Computer modeling and CAD/CAM Assist in endodontics Technology aids dental diagnosis Imaging Use of electrical conductance properties to diagnose cavities 12
Slide notes:Technology is playing an increasing role in the delivery of dental care. The electronic dental record offers similar advantages to the practice of dentistry as electronic medical records have to the practice of medicine. Computer modeling and CAD/CAM technologies assist in endodontics , for example, performing a root canal. Technology also aids in dental diagnosis. For example, x-rays and computed tomography , or CT, scans are now extensively used in dental practice. And tools that apply electrical conductance properties can be used to diagnose cavities. 12