© 2015


  • Sajeesh Kumar

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Robert Cederberg, Muhammad Walji, John Valenza
    Pages 1-12
  3. Cassius C. Torres-Pereira, Imara de Almeida Castro Morosini, Bruna Basso Fonseca
    Pages 13-21
  4. Hon K. Yuen
    Pages 35-42
  5. Tracye A. Moore
    Pages 53-63
  6. Susan J. Daniel, Sajeesh Kumar
    Pages 65-74
  7. Kelly Tanner Williams, Brenda Tallon Bradshaw
    Pages 75-86
  8. Mary Caroline Skelton-Macedo, Ana Estela Haddad, João Humberto Antoniazzi
    Pages 87-100
  9. Rodrigo Mariño, K. Clarke, D. J. Manton, A. Stranieri, R. Collmann, H. Kellet et al.
    Pages 101-112
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 113-117

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive review of the importance of communication and digital technology in dentistry. The exciting and rapidly developing field of teledentistry has evolved considerably as the techniques have improved; these encompass high-resolution digital imaging, image storage and transmission to expert disease monitoring centers, image compression, data security and intelligent systems, each of which have opened new vistas in patient care, distance learning for dental personnel and dental care education for patients.

Teledentistry is a means of achieving equity in specialist dental service delivery with acceptable levels of care that is evidence based, even in situations where trained specialists personnel and infrastructure resources are limited. This multiauthored sourcebook encapsulates global efforts in the development of teledentistry with contributions from many international experts with first- hand experience. They not only describe what is already available but also postulate what the future holds for teledentistry.

Teledentistry presents a concise and yet thorough review of the subject to anyone, independent of their knowledge of the technology. It is designed to be used by all, including dentists, nurses, allied health professionals and students.


Dental Hygiene Dentistry Global Health Medical Informatics Telemedicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Sajeesh Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Health InformaticsUniversity of Tennessee Health Science CenterMemphisUSA

About the editors

A/Prof. Sajeesh Kumar PhD, University of Tennessee, TN has extensive telemedicine research experience in several countries. His multi-disciplinary expertise extends from medicine, e-medicine, electronic engineering and biomedical engineering to computer science. Dr. Sajeesh has won several research awards, published scientific papers in acclaimed journals including Nature and Lancet. Some of these technologies have rolled out to clinicians. He is a member of the American Telemedicine Association and American Health Informatics Management Association. Assistant Professor Susan J. Daniel, RDH, PhD, University of Tennessee, TN has several years of experience in Teledentistry. She has lead several studies on teledentistry technology, clinical and financial feasibility of the services. She is the lead editor of Mosby's Dental Hygiene: Concepts, Cases and Competencies, 2e.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Teledentistry
  • Editors Sajeesh Kumar
  • Series Title Health Informatics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Health Informatics(formerly:Computers in Health Care)
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-08972-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-35407-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-08973-7
  • Series ISSN 1431-1917
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-3741
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 117
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Health Informatics
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From the book reviews:

“This is a comprehensive overview of the evolving area of teledentistry, detailing how this area of technology can be effectively used. … can be useful for educators and community health workers. … This in-depth introduction to the field of teledentistry provides evidence-based information on this developing area. This is a welcome addition, as there are few such books available to the profession of dentistry.” (Janet H. Southerland, Doody’s Book Reviews, February, 2015)