App aims to assist with children’s dental treatment

first_imgApp aims to assist with children’s dental treatment COVID-19 has presented a host of challenges for dental teams, among them the assessing and prioritising treatment for their patients when coming into a practice or clinic has not always been an option.This has led to a rise on tele-oral medicine– see June 2020 issue of the ADA’s News Bulletin – and the creation of new item number on the Australian Schedule of Dental Services and Glossary for telehealth consultations, and now, thanks to Western Australian State Government funding designed to tackle COVID-19 health challenges.The recipient of one of the funding grants for The University of Western Australia researchers, Professor Marc Tennant, is aiming to develop an app that would allow parents to photograph their children’s teeth and have them evaluated by a dental team.As reported in Perth Now, the hope is that the app will play a role in ensuring “access to routine dental care and reduce unnecessary travel and waiting times.“This approach has the potential to prioritise children based on their dental needs to receive appropriate treatment at the appropriate time,” Professor Tennant said.“It will help to provide potentially low-cost and sustainable preventive dental care for children even during the pandemic.”The app is among a range of funded research projects which include drawing up a program that would effectively deliver a COVID-19 vaccine to hard-to-reach communities. /ADA Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, Australian Dental Association, children, covid-19, dental care, dental health, dental industry, Government, pandemic, Perth, Professor, research, sustainable, telehealth, treatment, university, University of Western Australia, Western Australialast_img read more