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An Overview of Internet of Dental Things: New Frontier in Advanced Dentistry

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Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) has revolutionized health care sector drastically since last decade. Recent advances in digital world have helped to achieve prevention and management of chronic diseases by the IoMT technology based devices in medical field. Advanced science, cloud technology, and new generations of smart-phones, plus tablets with integrated apps have helped patients to track their diseases continuously on daily basis. Dentistry has also transformed completely due to establishment of computer-based advanced technologies, new preventive disease measures, and improved diagnostic techniques in last few years. Internet of Dental Things (IoDT) is an innovative approach to achieve prevention and management of dental caries, periodontal diseases, oral cancers, and other dental diseases. IoDT could play vital role in collection and monitoring of patients’ data for oral health care; moreover this data could be used in eventual risk assessment and further research. This paper reviews IoMT and its possible application IoDT in dentistry; additionally it also introduces IoDT technology dependent oral heath-care model and architecture applied to dentistry. In addition, it also reviews data collection devices used with reference to IoDT technology. Thus the overview compiles recent studies on arising digital progressions in dentistry and recommends IoDT as the futuristic advent in the advanced clinical dentistry. To conclude, IoDT will influence positively clinical monitoring, and oral-health data collection; furthermore IoDT will also improve overall management of oral diseases.

Original languageEnglish
JournalWireless Personal Communications
Pages (from-to)1345-1371
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - 2020

    Research areas

  • Caries prevention, Dentistry, Internet of Dental Things (IoDT), Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), Internet of Things (IOT), Oral health care, Wireless sensors

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