rOral: use of a teledentistry system for remote images assessment in oral health education workflows

Raquel Sebastião*, Ilídio C. Oliveira, Ricardo Felgueiras, Nélio J. Veiga

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Abstract

Medical training in oral health includes interpreting images of the oral cavity. The use of extended datasets, real cases, and the ability to monitor the progress of students is beneficial. In this work, we investigate the feasibility of using a teledentistry solution to support medical training. The rOral integrated teledentistry solution, developed by the research team, allows the decoupling of image acquisition and image review: images of the oral cavity can be recorded using the camera of regular mobile devices, near the subject of care; the images are then uploaded to a secure storage and reviewed by experts, using a web environment. This workflow, primarily designed for remote oral health diagnosis (e.g.: population screening), can be used for dentistry education, allowing students to play the role of experts. A population of dentistry students was involved in the present study and used rOral to access anonymized cases to form a diagnosis. The results show that the existing solution, planned for remote diagnosis, is suitable for education and that smartphone-acquired images can be used in diagnosis assessment activities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of MEDICON 2019
EditorsJorge Henriques, Nuno Neves, Paulo de Carvalho
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Nature Switzerland AG
Pages861-868
Number of pages8
Volume76
ISBN (Electronic)9783030316358
ISBN (Print)9783030316341
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event15th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, MEDICON 2019 - Coimbra, Portugal
Duration: 26 Sep 201928 Sep 2019

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
ISSN (Print)1680-0737

Conference

Conference15th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, MEDICON 2019
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityCoimbra
Period26/09/1928/09/19

Keywords

  • Medical training
  • mHealth
  • Mobile computing
  • Oral care
  • Teledentistry
  • Telemedicine

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