Análisis de indicadores clínicos del manejo de la teleodontología para la población adulta mayor durante la pandemia del COVID-19 en Chile.


  • Patricio Ly Department of Adult Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Universidad de Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile.
  • Alfredo von Marttens Department of Prosthesis, Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
  • Andrés Ly Dental Department, Center of Diagnosis and Treatment, Hospital Militar del Norte, Antofagasta, Chile.
  • Juan Fonseca Postgraduate Program in Oral Implantology, Faculty of Dentistry, Concepción Campus, Universidad San Sebastián, Concepción, Chile.
  • Víctor Beltrán Clinical Investigation and Dental Innovation Center (CIDIC), Dental School and Center for Translational Medicine (CEMT-BIOREN), Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.



Objective: To recognize the usefulness of incorporating Three-Dimensional models of standardized humans in electronic health records, in the context of the development of a teledentistry web platform designed for the attention of the elderly population in COVID-19 pandemic context. Material and Methods: A teledentistry web platform designed with different modules for clinical records. Through a new user-computer interface with a standardized virtual 3D phantom, an extraoral physical examination, an intraoral examination section was modeled. A label-associated marker is allowed to record descriptive aspects of the findings. A 3D odontogram represents multiple patient’s conditions for each of the 32 dental positions. Results: From a total of 135 patients registered on the platform, 51 markers and 33 photographs associated with the surface of the virtual 3D phantoms were recorded. For the Location parameter: Hard palate 27.6%, inserted gingiva 15.7%, tongue 15.6%. For the Type of lesion parameter (according to the information entered in the pathology selector): unidentified 35.3%, sub-prosthetic stomatitis 23.5%, irritative fibroma 9.8%. Through the registration of the exact location of the finding in the virtual phantom by a 3D marker, the 3D modeling of the oral pathologies contributed to a better diagnosis, improving the remote communication between the attending dentist and specialists. Conclusion:  The combination of the 3D modeling and anatomical-referencing in a teledentistry platform can become a powerful tool for the dental practice, due to their utility and specificity.


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Ly P, von Marttens A, Ly A, Fonseca J, Beltrán V. Análisis de indicadores clínicos del manejo de la teleodontología para la población adulta mayor durante la pandemia del COVID-19 en Chile. J Oral Res [Internet]. 30 de abril de 2022 [citado 20 de abril de 2024];1(1):1-7. Disponible en:

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