Mensagem dos Autores

Motivados pelo desenvolvimento da Odontologia Legal no Brasil, os autores tiveram a iniciativa de agregar mais uma ferramenta de convergência da classe pericial odontológica com o intuito de divulgar notícias, eventos, trabalhos científicos, além de contribuir para a discussão e troca de experiências entre os praticantes da perícia odontolegal. Contamos com todos para tornarmos este Blog um centro de encontro e de crescimento profissional.







terça-feira, 29 de janeiro de 2013

Publicidade odontológica na internet: considerações éticas e legais


Resumo

Introdução: o anúncio, a publicidade e a propaganda em odontologia são ferramentas importantes para enfrentar um mercado de trabalho com um número cada vez maior de profissionais. A publicidade odontológica por meio da internet tem sido feita por meio de sites, blogs, redes sociais e, mais recentemente, sites de compras coletivas também vêm sendo utilizados. Nenhuma legislação brasileira impede que os cirurgiões-dentistas façam publicidade dos seus serviços em qualquer que seja o veículo de comunicação, o que inclui a internet. Apenas são estabelecidas restrições ao que pode ser feito. É obrigatório, na comunicação e divulgação, fazer constar o nome e o número de inscrição da pessoa física ou jurídica, bem como a expressão “cirurgião-dentista”, referente ao nome representativo da profissão. Outras limitações da publicidade através de sites, blogs ou outras formas de comunicação pela internet são relacionadas ao uso da imagem de pacientes e à consulta virtual. Independentemente de o serviço ofertado ter cunho estético, preventivo e/ou reabilitador, as restrições à publicidade previstas na lei nº 5081/66 e no Código de Ética Odontológica são as mesmas. Objetivo: realizar, por meio de uma revisão da literatura, uma análise dos aspectos éticos e legais da publicidade dos serviços odontológicos através da internet, principalmente nos sites de compras coletivas. Conclusão: os cirurgiões-dentistas podem utilizar a rede mundial de computadores como veículo de anúncio, publicidade e propaganda desde que obedeçam a legislação que regulamenta a profissão em seu país. A oferta de serviços odontológicos em sites de compras coletivas é completamente vedada ao cirurgião-dentista em virtude de inúmeros aspectos que caracterizam prescrição virtual de tratamento; concorrência desleal, mercantilização e aviltamento da profissão. Artigo publicado em: RFO-UFP. 2012; 17(2): 240-3.

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Autor: allanulisses@gmail.com. 


terça-feira, 22 de janeiro de 2013

Technical analysis of softwares used for dental practice management


Abstract
Introduction: The business world has been in constant competition and information is the main tool for the decision process in order to obtain more clients, to improve the performance, the quality of services and to increase profits. Facing this reality, Information Technology (IT) has been improving technologies and making possible many advances in this area. Objective: This article aims to perform a technical analysis about softwares designed for dental practice management by assessing their available functions. Material and methods: Softwares were assessed in the period from July to October of 2011 by using the following criteria: functions, interface, security and price. Results: The software had neither all fundamental items nor all the security items assessed. 75% responded positively to at least half of the interface heuristics proposed by Nielsen. Price is around R$ 576.96 per year and 40% of the softwares have purchase rate from R$ 50.00 to R$ 100.00.  Conclusion: The research and analysis found out that most of softwares show some problems about security and functions. However, they exhibited user-friendly interface and affordable prices. Article published in: RSBO. 2012 Oct-Dec;9(4):394-400.
Author: uallaceoliveira@hotmail.com. 

terça-feira, 15 de janeiro de 2013

Survey on jaw fractures occurring due to domestic violence against women



Abstract
Introduction: Violence against women has become a public health problem, and the dentist is the main responsible for the treatment of their victims, since numerous cases with a high incidence of impaired maxillomandibular complex occurred. Objective: The aim of this study was to analyze the prevalence and evolution of jaw fractures in woman due to domestic violence. Material and methods: The medical files from the Hospital and Maternity of São José dos Pinhais/PR (HMSJP) was searched for female patients diagnosed with jaw fractures caused by trauma, considering the aggressor and the prevalence in the period from January 2001 to May 2003. Results: There were 23 women with jaw fractures, aged from 15 to 43 years. Nasal fractures were the most prevalent, followed by the zygomatic complex and mandible fractures. The husbands were the main responsible for the attacks. The fractures treated by reduction had satisfactory bone consolidation. Conclusion: Patients with jaw fractures had favorable bone consolidation after being submitted to surgical treatment. Nasal fractures were the most prevalent type and the husband was most responsible for the attacks. Article published in: RSBO. 2012 Oct-Dec;9(4):388-93.
Author: sassilm@onda.com.br. 

sábado, 5 de janeiro de 2013

Manual of Forensic Odontology, Fifth Edition



Advances in forensic odontology have led to improvements in dental identification for individual cases as well as in disaster victim identification (DVI). New and updated technologies mean advances in bitemark analysis and age estimation. Growth in the field has strengthened missing persons’ networks leading to more and faster identifications of unidentified individuals.
A product of the American Society of Forensic Odontology, the Manual of Forensic Odontology, Fifth Edition provides comprehensive and up-to-date information involving all facets of forensic dentistry and explores critical issues relating to the scientific principles supporting the field’s evaluations and conclusions.
New information in the Fifth Edition includes
  • Scientific principles and the need for more and better research in the field
  • Oral and maxillofacial radiographic features of forensic interest
  • Forensic pathology and its ties to forensic odontology
  • New techniques and improved technologies for age estimation
  • Advances in bitemark evidence management
  • Animal bitemarks
  • National and international forensic dental organizations
  • Tips for becoming involved in forensic odontology
The manual has been an important source of forensic dentistry information for more than 20 years. This new edition is edited by a past president of the American Board of Forensic Odontology and a past Chair of the Odontology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Expanded and enhanced with extensive color illustrations, this volume is designed to provide essential information based on sound scientific principles for experienced forensic odontologists and for those new to the discipline.

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