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We are pleased to present a new issue of the Scientific Journal of the School of Banking and Management.

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4. APPLICATION OF TELEMEDICINE IN STOMATOLOGY

Teledentistry is a form of providing dental services with the application of ICT technologies. Teledentisry is of special significance when a primary care physician or any other primary dental service provider need support from a specialist. It uses similar tools and interaction scenarios to the ones used in other areas of telemedicine and e-health such as the contact in synchronic or store-and-forward modes. The use of modern technologies in oral cavity healthcare can have a great significance for remote populations, groups isolated from bigger urban centers or groups that are at risk of poverty or other deprivations. The results of the current research show that teledentistry can be used in various areas of dental medicine, including orthodoncy, endodency or even for major dental surgery planning. However, the effectiveness of teledentistry solutions depends mainly on the care system that is available in a country or region.

3. CYBERCHONDRIA AS A BY-PRODUCT OF EXTENSIVE USE OF HEALTH-RELATED INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET

Cyberchondria is defined as abnormal behaviour characterised by uncontrolled accessing health-related information available online resulting in distress and anxiety. People suffering from cyberchondria escalate their fear about possible severe medical consequences even in the presence of mild symptoms. Further, they fall into a vicious circle of anxiety and repeated search activities on the Internet in order to self-diagnose their medical conditions. The dimensions of cyberchondria in the society are not fully understood. The use of health-related information available online may have positive effect on health awareness and the ability of efficient use of healthcare resources. Although, the concept of health and e health literacy are known at least from about 20 years, their role in the development of cyberchondria has not been studied thoroughly. There are expectations that they could exert a protective effect, but this needs to be confirmed.


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