Review article of International Journal of Communications and Networks
TELEODONTOLOGY IN COVID-19 TIMES: WHY NOT?
Priscylla Rejane Salviano Vieira dos Anjos1, Maria Luiza Vaz de Oliveira Cunha1, Camila Eduarda de França Câmara1, Cíntia Natali Pontes Dos Santos1, Maria Tereza Nascimento Filgueiras Andrade1, Aurora Karla de Lacerda Vidal1
1Universidade de Pernambuco, Hospital Universitário Oswaldo Cruz, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil.
Objective: To verify in te literature what the articles refer to about teleodontology in Covid-19 times.
Methods: This is a bibliographic study, critical Reading of a scientific article, like a narrative review carried out through research of scientific articles in the SCIELO, PUBMED and LILACS databases, based on the keywords: Covid-19; Dentistry; Teleodontology.
Results: Teleodontology was approved in Brazil, by the Federal Council of Dentistry, in resolution CFO-226, of June 4, 2020, which regulates the practice of distance dentistry (CFO, 2020), however teleconsultations are prohibited (virtual diagnosis) and teleprescriptions. The literature is unanimous in recognizing that the new social, educational and assistance reality favors the use of teleodontology as a complemente to traditional teaching methods and resource capable of assistin patient care, contributing to the improvement and controlo f oral health, care integral and humanized mediated by technology. However, in Brazil, technology is still not available to everyone, which may result in limiting learning, assistance and aggravating existing social inequality.
Conclusion: Teleodontology proved to be a valuable technological tool and can be excelente, allowing interaction and integration, in the teaching/learning process, as well as in teleassistance, provided that all actors have access to the internet and know how to use it.
Keywords: Covid-19; Dentistry; Teledentistry.
How to cite this article:
Priscylla Rejane Salviano Vieira dos Anjos, Maria Luiza Vaz de Oliveira Cunha, Camila Eduarda de França Câmara, Cíntia Natali Pontes Dos Santos, Maria Tereza Nascimento Filgueiras Andrade, Aurora Karla de Lacerda Vidal. TELEODONTOLOGY IN COVID-19 TIMES: WHY NOT?.International Journal of Communications and Networks, 2021, 4:11. DOI: 10.28933/ijcn-2021-06-2805
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