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Submitted: 14 February 2013 Modified: 15 January 2019
HERDIN Record #: PCHRD13021316063468

Free and open source software for dental information management.

Ariel S. Betan

The use of dental information system provides an advantage over the use of paper-based patient records in terms of improved access, reduced cost, reduced frequency of errors, more reliable and refined basis for outcomes management and decision support and data protection and security. But acquisition cost and reliability of technology have been some of the major issues in adopting information technology in dental practice. The increasing development and availability of free and open source software (FOSS) for dental information system have started to address these concerns providing an affordable and reliable alternative.

Publication Type
Publication Sub Type
The Journal of the Philippine Dental Association
Publication Date
July-December 2008
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