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Odontoestomatología

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FIGUEREDO, Marcia Cançado et al. Study and analysis of information and communication technology (TIC) in dentistry in Rio Grande do Sul. Odontoestomatología [online]. 2014, vol.16, n.23, pp.20-28. ISSN 1688-9339.

Objective: To analyze the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by dentists graduated since the year 2002 in the state of Rio Grande do Sul Brazil. Method: Descriptive statistical analysis of data from 217 on-line questionnaires with SPSS software, using the Chi-square test to obtain the percentages of variables compared (p < 0.05). Results: 61.8% graduated from public colleges and 55.8% have at least one specialty. Private practice as a workplace appeared in 62.2% of responses; 88.9% do not use electronic medical records, which is the ICT they desire most to incorporate to their practice, appearing in 53.6% of responses. 87.2% believe that computerization aids clinical practice, 78.9% reporting agility. The biggest difficulty for incorporation was the high cost (67%). Conclusion: Most participants have electronic equipment, but this practice does not extend to the office and even less to public services. Computerization aids clinical practice providing more flexibility and convenience

Palabras clave : Dental Informatics; Dentists; Computer Knowledge.

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