Photographic caries assessment by different members of the dental team: a mobile teledentistry model

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Abstract

The impact of tooth decay can be reduced through the adoption of a range of systematic preventive strategies. However, these
measures need to be targeted at the population who need it most. Dental screening of the population permits identification of
high-risk people and allows them to receive appropriate dental care. This research aimed to validate a photographic screening
method performed by mid-level dental practitioners. Findings revealed that these practitioners and dentists can detect decay
from photographs with comparable accuracy and reliability. This research confirms that smartphone-based photographic
approach can be used as a cost saving and user-friendly screening tool.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date27 Jul 2017
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2017

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