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Chapter-47 Computers in Dentistry

BOOK TITLE: A Textbook of Public Health Dentistry

Author
1. Marya CM
ISBN
9789350252161
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11413_47
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2011
Pages
8
Author Affiliations
1. Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences and Research, Faridabad, Haryana, India, Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences and Research Faridabad, Haryana, India
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The utilization of computer management system programs in dental practice promises to make life easier for the dentist. They can be used to maintain the record of the patients, their treatment needs, treatment provided and follow-up schedule. Also, the details regarding billing, payment made, etc. can also be kept. Some computer systems have been developed as diagnostic aids, such as digital imaging, cephalometric analysis, computerized periodontal probe and intraoral camera. Besides, CAD/CAM systems have been used mostly for the manufacturing of prosthetic fixed restorations, such as inlays, onlays, veneers and crowns. Dental CAD/CAM is the application of computer assisted design and manufacture to dentistry. The development of softwares for statistical data analysis has added to the quality of research activity, providing analysis with greater ease and speed. Patient education, telecommunication and advent of electronic support for dental education have come as a boon to dentistry.

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