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VOLUME 1 , ISSUE 2 ( Winter Issue, 1999 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Internet Resources for Dentistry: Government and Medical Sites for the Dental Professional

Gary F. Guest

Citation Information : Guest GF. Internet Resources for Dentistry: Government and Medical Sites for the Dental Professional. J Contemp Dent Pract 1999; 1 (2):12-19.

DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-1-2-12

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-04-2000

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2000; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

As society transitions deeper into the Information Age, Information Technology has become a critical tool that supports all facets of the global economy. The Internet, via the World-Wide Web (WWW), has become a major component of business operations for corporate and educational organizational entities. An estimated 10,000 or more health-related websites are providing information for both consumers and healthcare professionals. In addition to private and state-supported institutions being present on the Internet, the federal government has moved rapidly toward disseminating information electronically, with significant utilization of the WWW as the technological vehicle. All branches of the US Government and federal-related agencies are now represented on the Internet in an effort to deliver content to their end users, primarily the public. The intent of this article is to complement the previous publication, “Internet Resources for Dentistry: Utilization of the Internet to Support Professional Growth, Decision Making, and Patient Care,” by presenting dental healthcare professionals with information on additional governmental and medical “Internet” sites. In addition, healthcare professionals must arm themselves with more than just access itself, but also the ability to critically judge the quality of information retrieved from the WWW.1,2,5


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  2. , Medscape General Medicine Commentary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 26, 1999. (c) Medscape, Inc.
  3. November 1999, COR Healthcare Resources, Santa Barbara, California, 14-25.
  4. 1999 Yearbook of Medical Informatics; 53-57.
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