Oral Health Monitoring Using Smartphone Oral Self-Photograph in Teledentistry Model for Solution of School Dental Health Initiative Program in Pandemic Situation
Restrictions on dental practice during the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the implementation of the School Dental Health Initiative (SDHI), especially in Bantul Regency, where 92.79% of the population barely visited the Dental Clinic. Moreover, the tendency of adolescents to pay less attention to oral and dental health encourages the need for innovation in dental practice. The Dental Online Report (DENTOPORT) program was developed to assist students of Sekolah Menengah Pertama (junior high school) 2 Bantul in raising awareness and creating changes in adolescent oral health behavior as integrated the concept of teledentistry in SDHI. DENTOPORT is an oral health monitoring and education program that utilizes the LINE application, which teenagers widely use. Students are trained to take oral/dental photographs correctly. Students send pictures of the condition of their teeth and mouth using smartphones and consult the DENTOPORT team through the LINE application. Report on oral health condition based on photos of the oral cavity condition and recommendations for promotive and preventive behavior. This program has been coordinated to be continued by the Bantul 2 primary Health Center with Sekolah Menengah Pertama 2 Bantul as the center of learning. DENTOPORT has the potential to be adopted as a UKGS program so that it can reach other schools in the Bantul area and its surroundings so that it becomes a national program.
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