Total Dental Access

Term:

Total Dental Access

Description:

Total Dental Access was a project started by the U.S. Army and is considered the forefront of teledentistry. Using a plain old telephone system, dentists could transfer information in real-time or through gathering all the necessary information and sending it later. With the information provided including radiographs, x-rays, and oral imagery, specialists could diagnose patients, recommend treatment plans, and provide training to the local dentist. The program's primary goal was to increase patient access to dental specialty care and treatment. Total Dental Access focuses on three areas of dentistry - patient care, continuing dental education and dental laboratory communication.

Application:

- Provde training for dentists
- Allow patients to receive a higher level of care
- Facilitate communication between dental laboratories

Web Resources:

http://www.biohealthmatics.com/healthinformatics/telemedicine/teledent.aspx
http://jada.ada.org/cgi/content/full/134/3/342

Related Terminology:

Teledentistry

Citations:

http://www.biohealthmatics.com/healthinformatics/telemedicine/teledent.aspx
http://jada.ada.org/cgi/content/full/134/3/342

Graphics:


Software used to store dental information
Software used to store dental information