Dental Informatics and Dental Research   Conference, June 12-13, 2003: Making the Connection
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Dental Informatics

Dental Informatics is the application of computer and information science to (improve) dental practice, research, and program administration. (Eisner 1992)

Training Programs
Departments
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Undergraduate teaching of informatics and IT skills
Projects
Standards

Training Programs

NLM/NIDCR supported training program in the area of dental informatics, information about the 3-year post-doctoral program.
NLM/NIDCR supported training program in the area of dental informatics, information about the 2-year post-doctoral program.
Flexible European degree program leading to a European Diploma after completion of five modules and a Masters Degree after the completion of eight modules and a dissertation

Departments

Center for Dental Informatics, University of Pittsburgh News about dental informatics, program description, practicum & thesis opportunities, presentations.
Instructional Computing Unit at University of Michigan, School of Dentisry, Intranet Projects, multimedia solutions for education, lecture notes.
Department of Dental Informatics at CMD, Uppsala University Projects: image and rule-based decision support for oral radiographic interpretation, 3-D visualization of the periodontal status and diseases, virtual reality environment for enhanced oral implantology.

Associations

American Medical Informatics Association: Dental Informatics Working Group Focal point for individuals and organizations with interest or involvement in health informatics with an emphasis on dental informatics.
International Medical Informatics Association: Working Group 11, Dental Informatics International community of dental informaticians, history of dental informatics.
American Dental Education Association Dental Informatics Section Informatics interest related to dental education, forum for communication and collaboration among computer and information technology professionals and administrators of dental schools.


Undergraduate teaching of informatics and IT skills

Dental Informatics Course Material, Columbia University, School of Dental & Oral Surgery Course desription and objectives, syllabus.
New Technologies in Dentistry, Department of Periodontics at University of Illinois College of Dentistry Technology into dental practice, technology affects on dentistry, informatics history, email and Internet use, patient management in a computerized office.
NIH Clinical Elective in Medical Informatics for Medical and Dental Students Intramural research program, elective in medical informatics.


Projects

Academy of Computerized Dentistry of North America Conference announcements, focus was on the CEREC CAD-CAM technology.
Intelligent Computerized Oral Health Record, Uppsala University Clinical management as a continuous holistic understanding of a patients clinical situation, dental record via voice input, focus on human-computer interaction.
Oral Pathology Image Database, The University of Iowa College of Dentistry Multiple examples of important lesions of the oral cavity.
DERWeb Image database for dental education.
InternationalJournal of Computerized Dentistry, Quintessence Official publication of the International Society of Computerized Dentistry, innovations in the emerging field of computerized dentistry.
Informatics Core, NYU Oral Cancer Research for Adolescent and Adult Health Promotion Informatics-supported dental research: research collaboratory, analysis of the collaborative processes.


Standards

Accredited Standards Committee Medical Devices 156 (Task Group on Dental Informatics) Standards on dental practice systems, dental software documentation, digital image capture in dentistry, digital data formats for dentistry, etc.
Guidelines for the Design of Educational Software Promote quality in educational software, instructional quality during development of software, evaluation of products.
ACR-NEMA/ASGE/CAP/ADA Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Version 3.0 Part of Standard Clinical Data Architecture for the Structure and Content of an Electronic Health Record.
Standards Committee on Dental Informatics Standards for the device physical architecture, device-system physical interface, device-system informatics interface (API), system architecture, and information architecture.
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