Development of a teledentistry system for the elderly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: 3D diagnostic models integration in a web platform.

  • Víctor Beltrán Universidad de Concepción School of DentistryClinical Investigation and Dental Innovation Center (CIDIC), Dental School and Center for Translational Medicine (CEMT-BIOREN), Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile. | Doctoral Program in Morphological Sciences, Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile. http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6046-821X
  • Pablo Acuña-Mardones. Universidad de Concepción School of DentistryClinical Investigation and Dental Innovation Center (CIDIC), Dental School and Center for Translational Medicine (CEMT-BIOREN), Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile. | Doctoral Program in Morphological Sciences, Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.
  • Francisco Fernández-Gil Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Sciences, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.
  • Diego Acuña-Mardones Clinical Investigation and Dental Innovation Center (CIDIC), Dental School and Center for Translational Medicine (CEMT-BIOREN), Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.
  • Wilfried Engelke Faculty of Medicine, Georg August University, Göttingen, Germany.

Abstract

Objective: To recognize the usefulness of incorporating Three-Dimensional models of standardized humans in electronic health records, in the context of the development of a teledentistry web platform designed for the attention of the elderly population in COVID-19 pandemic context. Material and Methods: A teledentistry web platform designed with different modules for clinical records. Through a new user-computer interface with a standardized virtual 3D phantom, an extraoral physical examination, an intraoral examination section was modeled. A label-associated marker is allowed to record descriptive aspects of the findings. A 3D odontogram represents multiple patient’s conditions for each of the 32 dental positions. Results: From a total of 135 patients registered on the platform, 51 markers and 33 photographs associated with the surface of the virtual 3D phantoms were recorded. For the Location parameter: Hard palate 27.6%, inserted gingiva 15.7%, tongue 15.6%. For the Type of lesion parameter (according to the information entered in the pathology selector): unidentified 35.3%, sub-prosthetic stomatitis 23.5%, irritative fibroma 9.8%. Through the registration of the exact location of the finding in the virtual phantom by a 3D marker, the 3D modeling of the oral pathologies contributed to a better diagnosis, improving the remote communication between the attending dentist and specialists. Conclusion:  The combination of the 3D modeling and anatomical-referencing in a teledentistry platform can become a powerful tool for the dental practice, due to their utility and specificity.

Author Biography

Víctor Beltrán, Universidad de Concepción School of DentistryClinical Investigation and Dental Innovation Center (CIDIC), Dental School and Center for Translational Medicine (CEMT-BIOREN), Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile. | Doctoral Program in Morphological Sciences, Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.
 

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Published
2022-04-28
How to Cite
BELTRÁN, Víctor et al. Development of a teledentistry system for the elderly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: 3D diagnostic models integration in a web platform.. Journal of Oral Research, [S.l.], p. 1-7, apr. 2022. ISSN 0719-2479. Available at: <https://joralres.com/index.php/JOralRes/article/view/joralres.2022.024>. Date accessed: 20 may 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.17126/joralres.2022.024.