Dental Informatics Program Established
The Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis and Indiana University (IU) School of Dentistry are working on a dental informatics program.
In a collaboration designed to improve the efficiency of care and overall patient well-being, the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis and Indiana University (IU) School of Dentistry are working on a dental informatics program. The joint effort seeks to establish a research agenda that implements its findings in dental offices and other points of care to enhance oral disease prevention and treatment.
Led by Thankam Thyvalikakath, DMD, PhD, an associate professor in the IU School of Dentistry, Regenstrief Institute research scientist, and director of the new program, the team will work with the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network to establish a repository of data from 99 practices in the United States.
The informatics program will use electronic dental and medical records to develop interoperable databases and advance the knowledge of oral health issues that cause, co-occur with, or result from medical conditions, according to researchers.
From Decisions in Dentistry. March 2020;6(3):10.