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Electronic health records (EHRs) are a major development in the practice of dentistry, and dental schools and dental curricula have benefitted from this technology. Patient data entry, storage, retrieval, transmission, and archiving have been streamlined, and the potential for teledentistry and improvement in epidemiological research is beginning to be(More)
UNLABELLED The load carrying capacity (LCC) of the human spine was evaluated in 10 human cadaver spines. The specimens consisted of segments from T11 to S1 with markers placed on the specimens at each vertebral level in both Ap and lateral planes. The specimens were loaded to 1250 N and spinal deflections were recorded and photographed at 125 N intervals(More)
Implementation of clinical information systems is often difficult and costly. Little is known about how to implement electronic patient records in a complex dental school environment. The purpose of this study is to report how such a system was implemented at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dental Branch and to provide insights that(More)
In this research we propose that a real-time wireless monitoring and reminder system can assist patients in maintaining optimal oral health. We provide a conceptual framework that incorporates both the behavioral and technical aspects of the proposed system. Further we present preliminary results of a feasibility experiment of modifying an inexpensive(More)
A function of the spine as a structural column is its ability to resist torsion. The goal of this study was to evaluate the contribution of the columns of the spine to torsional rigidity. Ten human cadaver spines were harvested and frozen. The specimens, consisting of segments from T11 to S1, were subjected to torsional loads of up to 20 N-m. Rotation was(More)
The use of aspirin and clopidogrel as effective antiplatelet therapy in preventing secondary thromboembolic events is well-established. However, there is controversy among dentists and physicians regarding the appropriate dental management of patients receiving dual antiplatelet therapy due to the lack of clinical studies about hemorrhagic risk in these(More)
With the advent of digital dental radiographs, dentistry is amassing an unprecedented volume of images as electronic patient records (EPR) and dental PACS (picture archive and communication system) become more commonplace. While radiographic findings and diagnostic information are visually discerned from images, this information is not digitally associated(More)
  • J A Valenza
  • 1994
The problem-oriented record satisfies the needs of the contemporary practitioner by addressing the transition from diagnosis to treatment. The technique organizes collected data, identifies all patient problems (medical and dental), defines solutions and/or management of those problems, and documents treatment rendered. Predictably, the problem-oriented(More)
The use of virtual patients in dental education is gaining acceptance as an adjunctive method to live patient interactions for training dental students. The objective of this study was to determine the extent to which virtual patients are being utilized in dental education by conducting a survey that was sent to sixty-seven dental schools in the United(More)
Simulation has been used for many years in dental education, but the educational context is typically a laboratory divorced from the clinical setting, which impairs the transfer of learning. Here we report on a true simulation clinic with multimedia communication from a central teaching station. Each of the 43 fully-functioning student operatories includes(More)