Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics
On-line version ISSN 2176-9451
COSTA, André Luciano Pasinato da; SILVA, Alcion Alves and PEREIRA, Cléber Bidegain. Tele-orthodontics: tool aid to clinical practice and continuing education. Dental Press J. Orthod. [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.6, pp. 15-21. ISSN 2176-9451. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S2176-94512011000600003.
INTRODUCTION: Information technology is revolutionizing interpersonal relations. This new context has made possible the pursuit of professions in the health area, a concept known as telehealth. The essence of this area is the provision of health information at distance. In this context, orthodontics as a specialty can not remain oblivious to advances. OBJECTIVE: This article, through a non-systematic literature review, set out to investigate which of the available technologies are likely to be used in the development of tele-orthodontics services as tools to aid clinical practice and continuing education. The use of technologies already available in the market can enable tele-orthodontics services. Even though this article has analyzed the technical conditions and technologies related to the study object, it tends to the ethical, moral, legal and economical aspects of this process.
Keywords : Telemedicine; Orthodontics; Computers; Information technology; Information systems.