J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 19, Number 4, 2016
|Number of page(s)||12|
|Published online||11 June 2018|
Remotely-controlled orthodontics: fundamentals and description of the Dental Monitoring system
Stomatologist at DFO
2 Resident at DFO, University of Rennes 1, CHU Rennes
3 University Professor – Hospital Practitioner, University of Rennes 1, CHU Rennes
Address for correspondence: Louis-Charles Roisin 110, rue de Longchamp – 75116 Paris – France. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 30 May 2016
The concept of self-measurement is already extensively used in healthcare, notably to monitor diabetes or hypertension. Drawing from this model, Dental Monitoring™ built a new three-dimensional (3D) technology to measure tooth movement from simple photographs taken from a patient’s smartphone, and an initial 3D model provided by the orthodontists. This system provides precise measurements from settings outside the clinic, and in between appointments. A team of orthodontists reviews all measurements and photographs before they are updated on a web-based platform for the practitioners. A dashboard of all monitored patients offers a comprehensive solution based on a triptych: communication supervised by orthodontists with patients and the correspondents; treatment progress evaluation through photographs taken by patients; notification with alerts send to the practitioner in any case of any abnormal clinical events, so that they can take adapted decision.
Key words: Monitoring / self-measurement / remote evaluation / 3D technology / communication / compliance
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