Section 1 Dental Informatics.- 1. Mastering Change.- 2. Integrating Computing and Dentistry.- 3. Dental Informatics: The Corporate Perspective.- 4. Dental Informatics and the Evolution of Computers: The Roles of Organized Dentistry.- 5. Dental Informatics and the Delivery of Dental Care.- 6. The Use of Information Technology for Continuous Improvement of Patient Care.- 7. What Renders Dental Informatics Specific?.- Section 2 Integrating Technology into the Dental Environment.- 8. Nosology: A Critical Link Between Computers and Dental Education, Practice, and Research.- 9. Informatics in Dental Education.- 10. Model for Informatics Knowledge and Informatics in the Dental Curriculum.- 11. The Technology Assisted Learning Environment.- 12. Instructional Design and Informatics.- 13. Tools for Technology Assisted Learning: Teaching Problem-Solving Skills with Patient Simulations.- 14. Informatics and Issues Related to Assessing, Assuring and Improving Quality of Care.- 15. Research Frontiers.- 16. Informatics in Dental Education: The Administrative Perspective.- Section 3 Planning for the Future.- 17. Integrated Information Technology in Healthcare.- 18. Strategic Planning for Informatics in Dentistry.- 19. Informatics, Professional Societies, and Interpersonal Networking.- Author Index.- Contributors.
Dentistry today is changing because of new knowledge networks based on electronic technology. This book tells practitioners, administrators and educators what is happening in dentistry and how to use the full potential of new information technologies. Specifics such as existing machines, operating systems, software packages and user support groups are discussed. Aspects of standards for storage, access, and the use of information as well as its integration into the dental practice are covered. More general topics cover the impact of dental informatics on dentistry training programs, the dental manufacturing industries and insurance.
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