The Resource Digital Technology and Digital Workflow Application in the Current Landscape of Private Practice Orthodontics, by Megan Welk

Digital Technology and Digital Workflow Application in the Current Landscape of Private Practice Orthodontics, by Megan Welk

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Digital Technology and Digital Workflow Application in the Current Landscape of Private Practice Orthodontics
Title
Digital Technology and Digital Workflow Application in the Current Landscape of Private Practice Orthodontics
Statement of responsibility
by Megan Welk
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Language
eng
Summary
This study examined which demographic factors and practice characteristics influence orthodontists to utilize a digital workflow in their private practice, as well as which factors influence their opinions on the current and future landscape of digital technology in orthodontics. For this study, digital workflow was defined as acquiring a digital scan to generate a study model via intraoral scanning or cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and utilizing in-office 3D printing for any orthodontic purpose. A 22-question survey, approved by the UMKC IRB, was distributed to 2,256 corporate or private practice orthodontists via email through the American Association of Orthodontists Partners in Research program. The survey was divided into three domains including orthodontist demographic factors, orthodontic practice characteristics, and technology usage and opinions. Demographic factors considered in the survey were gender, age, race, residency graduation year, etc. Orthodontic practice characteristics examined were primary office location, number of employees, number of active patients, and number of adult patients, among others. Technology usage focused on intraoral scanners, CBCT, and 3D printing, while opinion questions addressed the benefit of using a digital workflow, the future use of digital technology in orthodontics, and the practicality of in-house aligner fabrication. To determine associations between utilization of a digital workflow and all variables, Fisher's Exact or Chi-squared tests were used. Survey data revealed a statistically significant association between utilization of a digital workflow and male gender, job status of sole owner, practices with greater than 10 employees, practices with less than 300 active patients or greater than 700 active patients, and practices that treat greater than 30% of their cases with clear aligners. Opinion questions revealed that cost and work/time required were the two factors mentioned most often when orthodontists were asked about their views concerning digital workflow use in orthodontics. Overall, results of this study suggest that some orthodontist demographics and orthodontic practice characteristics are significantly associated with use of a digital workflow in private practice
Cataloging source
UMK
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1993-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Welk, Megan
Degree
M.S.
Dissertation note
(School of Dentistry).
Dissertation year
2021.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • Scott, JoAnna M.
  • Walker, Mary P.
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  • Orthodontics
  • Dental technology
  • Orthodontics
  • Technology, Dental
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Digital Technology and Digital Workflow Application in the Current Landscape of Private Practice Orthodontics, by Megan Welk
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Copyright
Note
  • "A thesis in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences."
  • Advisors: JoAnna M. Scott and Mary P. Walker
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 44-46)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Methods -- Results -- Discussion -- Conclusions -- Literature cited -- Appendix A. Survey evaluation feedback form for faculty -- Appendix B. Survey -- Appendix C. AAO Survey email prompt -- Appendix D. IRB approval letter
Control code
1288578217
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (59 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1288578217
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Digital Technology and Digital Workflow Application in the Current Landscape of Private Practice Orthodontics, by Megan Welk
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A thesis in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences."
  • Advisors: JoAnna M. Scott and Mary P. Walker
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 44-46)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Methods -- Results -- Discussion -- Conclusions -- Literature cited -- Appendix A. Survey evaluation feedback form for faculty -- Appendix B. Survey -- Appendix C. AAO Survey email prompt -- Appendix D. IRB approval letter
Control code
1288578217
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (59 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1288578217
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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