CDE: [Dental Informatics Selective Series] ft. Sajeesh Kumar, PhD

Jun, 2021
06:00 PM-08:00 PM

Presented virtually via Zoom Webinar

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm EST; This virtual lecture will begin promptly at 6:00 pm via Zoom Webinar.
Registration: FREE; Registration is still required.
CE Credits: 2.0 lecture credits
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Teledentistry – An Introduction

Course Description

Enormous potential exists to improve oral health services throughout the world by using information and communication technologies, such as teledentistry to expand access to primary, secondary and tertiary care. Comparison of teledentistry procedures with standard clinical procedures can demonstrate the relative effectiveness and cost of each approach. However, due to insufficient evidence, it is unclear how these strategies compare for improving and maintaining oral health, quality of life, and reducing healthcare costs. Teledentistry has the potential to address the oral care needs of those who have limited access to care. More research is needed to establish the evidence base to support teledentistry practice. This presentation aims to discuss overview of teledentistry, Importance of teledentistry to public health and dental informatics and Approach/Methods of Teledentistry

Learning Objectives
  • Learn an overview about Teledentistry
  • Understand current status of Teledentistry
  • Recognize evidence based approaches in Teledentistry to improve quality of care and patient outcomes
  • Understand future trends in Teledentistry

Dr. Sajeesh Kumar is Executive Director- Institute for Health Outcomes and Policy, Chair-Health Outcomes and Policy Research PhD program and Associate Professor, Department of Health Informatics & Information Management, University of Tennessee-Memphis. Dr. Kumar’s research focuses on design and development of telehealth/teledentistry technology, public health education technologies and technology evaluation. Dr. Kumar edited the first ever text book on Teledentistry (Springer). At College of Dentistry, UTHSC- Memphis,he is a committee member for MDH student admissions. Dr. Kumar teach “Introduction to Research” and also directs capstone projects of MDH students. His research work has been published extensively in Journal of Dental Research, The Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene and Journal of Dental Hygiene. Currently Dr. Kumar serves as the elected vice-chair for Dental Informatics work group at American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

Dr. Kumar has travelled to more than 30 countries and has extensive international experience in healthcare, education and research works. Dr. Kumar has been involved in healthcare activities in USA, Australia, Singapore, Netherlands, Seychelles, United Arab Emirates and India. He has won several research awards, edited several books on telemedicine, published book chapters and scientific papers in high impact journals. Dr. Kumar holds an impressive record of competitive research funding and research awards. In his free time he is involved in flying single engine airplanes, music and voluntary social service to the needy.

Disclosure: Dr. Kumar has no relevant financial disclosures.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 2.0 continuing education credits.