Teleodontología: Conceptos, experiencias y proyecciones

  • Ricardo Cartes-Velásquez, Dr. Cirujano-Dentista e Investigador. Centro de I+D en Odontología Social, CIDOS.org. Chile. Académico. Facultad de Odontología, Universidad de Concepción. Chile. Cursante de Doctorado en Ciencias Médicas. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la Frontera. Chile.
  • Alex Bustos-Leal, Dr. Decano. Facultad de Odontología. Prof. Asociado Depto. Salud Pública, Universidad de Concepción. Chile.
Palabras clave: teleodontología, telemedicina, Internet, acceso.

Resumen

Los avances tecnológicos han influenciado la práctica sanitaria de forma radical, teniendo en las últimas décadas especial importancia las “Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación”, que facilitaron el surgimiento de una nueva modalidad: “la atención a distancia”, generalmente llamada telemedicina y que en nuestro caso ha tenido un desarrollo más reciente en la teleodontología. Nuestro objetivo es hacer una revisión de los conceptos, historia, campos de aplicación y experiencias documentadas alrededor del mundo, consideraciones legales, así como plantear algunas aplicaciones y proyecciones futuras de la teleodontología. En general encontramos un positivo, aunque escaso, desarrollo de la teleodontología bajo sus diversas modalidades, que ha aumentado en los últimos años, superando cuestionamientos clínicos y legales iniciales. El mejoramiento y aparición de nuevas tecnologías, y una actitud creativa por parte de los dentistas se perfilan como los principales sustratos para la expansión de esta práctica.

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Publicado
2012-11-01
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Cartes-Velásquez, R., & Bustos-Leal, A. (2012). Teleodontología: Conceptos, experiencias y proyecciones. Odontoestomatología, 14(20), 17-25. Recuperado a partir de https://www.odon.edu.uy/ojs/index.php/ode/article/view/199
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