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By John J. Salley, John L. Zimmerman, Marion J. Ball

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During the process this yr, 1990, dentistry will have a good time its sesquicentennial as a occupation. In February 1840, the Baltimore university of Dental surgical procedure, the Dental institution of the collage of Maryland, used to be chartered by way of the Maryland basic meeting because the world's first dental institution. within the similar 12 months the yank Society of Dental Surgeons, the antecedent of the current day American Dental organization, used to be based, additionally in Baltimore. within the prior yr, 1839, the yank magazine of Dental technological know-how used to be initiated because the first periodic clinical e-book in dentistry, later evolving to the magazine of the yankee Dental organization. With the congruence of 3 basic parts that are necessary to any profession--a designated application of schooling, a proper ability to speak and freely percentage new details, and a company dedicated to upkeep ethics and criteria via self-regulation--dentistry begun evolving to its present prestige as a valued and revered healthiness career. From its beginning and during the intervening century and a part, dentistry has been a career seriously reliant on know-how in addition to technology. Dentists variously are credited with the invention and improvement of basic anesthesia and the precision casting process; and so they make major use of rotary slicing tools, ultrasonics, laser expertise, certain biomaterials, and intraosseous implants, to say just a couple of techniques.

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Dental Informatics: An Overview 36 From the foregoing, it is clear that dental practitioners are a small group declining in size; few dentists are in group practice; their practices require little initial capital investment and have relatively high staff turnover. This means that successful computer systems must be relatively inexpensive and very user-friendly. The second major point I want to make comes from talking with individuals in industrial organizations who are experts on increasing productivity in large companies.

Dental Informatics: An Overview 36 From the foregoing, it is clear that dental practitioners are a small group declining in size; few dentists are in group practice; their practices require little initial capital investment and have relatively high staff turnover. This means that successful computer systems must be relatively inexpensive and very user-friendly. The second major point I want to make comes from talking with individuals in industrial organizations who are experts on increasing productivity in large companies.

The largest annual conference in the USA entirely dedicated to medical informatics has been the annual Symposium for Computer Applications in Medical Care (SCAMC). C. or in Baltimore. The SCAMC programs have been very successful; and the annual SCAMC proceedings are the most efficient way of reviewing the progress of medical informatics activities in the USA since 1977. The first professional organization in the USA with the primary goal of furthering medical technology systems, including computing systems, was the Society for Advanced Medical Systems (SAMS), incorporated in 1968.

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