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Br Dent J. 2013 Feb;214(4):151-3. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2013.157.

The use of information and communication technology (ICT) in dentistry.

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  • 1CEO Dentsure Ltd, 6 Union Road, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 1HW. njk@dentsure.co.uk

Abstract

As the use of information and communication technology (ICT) becomes more widespread in dentistry the risk of breaching electronic commerce laws and patient confidentiality increases. It is necessary to be aware of the responsibilities internet usage entails, especially within a dental practice where the protection of patient information is of the utmost importance. More should be done to outline the various precautions that should be taken to ensure ICT security within the professional domain, as it would appear dentistry has been neglected with regard to receiving the proper ICT education, training and support systems.

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