Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Review Article Volume 8 Issue 4

Access to Oral Health through Tele Dentistry -A Review

K Chandrasekharan Nair1*, Pradeep Dathan2, Lovely M Annamma3 Bheemalingeswara Rao4 and T Mohan Kumar5

1Professor Emeritus, Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
2Professor and Head of the Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Thiruvavananthapuram, Kerala, India
3Visiting Faculty, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Dentistry Ajman
4Professor of Prosthodontics, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
5Former Professor of Prosthodontics, Al Arab Medical University, Benghazi, Libya

*Corresponding Author: K Chandrasekharan Nair, Professor Emeritus, Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Received: February 14, 2024; Published: March 07, 2024


Dental professional and the patient, when situated at distant places, it is really difficult to provide dental care. Tele dentistry (TD) offers accessibility in such situations through messaging, emails with attached photographs and videos, video calls and video conferencing. Tele dentistry avoids the need for making a visit personally and can efficiently get or give an advice. Identifying serious conditions like oral cancer through tele dentistry can avoid serious repercussions in one’s life. Patients can get timely advice, diagnosis and preliminary treatment without leaving their own houses. Patients living in remote areas which are underserved by professionals can get professional attention because of the implementation of TD which is a good solution for the shortage of qualified professionals. Time and money are greatly conserved through TD. This review briefly narrates the different speciality areas where TD is put into practice.

Keywords: Telemedicine; Teledentistry; Remote Patient; Video Conferencing; Technological Support for Tele Dentistry


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Citation: K Chandrasekharan Nair., et al. “Access to Oral Health through Tele Dentistry -A Review".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 8.4 (2024): 12-17.


Copyright: © 2024 K Chandrasekharan Nair., 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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