Use of mobile electronic devices as educational tool in pediatric community outreach.

Jill B. Fernandez, Chirag Sadana, Elise S. Eisenberg, Marcia Daronch, Amr M. Moursi

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Abstract

The introduction of mobile electronic devices, as opposed to paper forms, in pediatric outreach programs of the New York University College of Dentistry is discussed. Since 2007, students have been receiving training on how to operate a personal digital assistant (PDA) and use it in community outreach for non-invasive oral-facial screenings and patient education. The shift from using paper forms to electronic media had a positive impact among the academic community, as it resulted in saving time and reducing the possibility of data collection errors. It may represent a significant improvement in data collection and patient education; and it provides an opportunity to enhance research and quality assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-35
Number of pages4
JournalThe New York state dental journal
Volume77
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011

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