PMID: 7939549Jan 1, 1994Paper

Docu-Rec: the recording of tooth-colored restorations with a computer-assisted documentation system

Schweizer Monatsschrift für Zahnmedizin = Revue mensuelle suisse d'odonto-stomatologie = Rivista mensile svizzera di odontologia e stomatologia
M Zeller, W H Mörmann

Abstract

A new computerized documentation system for tooth-colored restorations was established in a clinical setting of the University of Zurich School of Dentistry and evaluated during one year. Workstations (Apple) at the chairside being linked in a computer-net (Ethernet) were used for data acquisition. A newly developed software ("Docu-Rec", Zeller 1994) offered predefined and logically connected clinical and dental material parameters to the user allowing a rapid data entry. From February 1993 to January 1994, 14 dentists recorded a total of 598 tooth-colored restorations (491 Cerec inlays/onlays, 26 laboratory-fabricated inlays, 81 anterior composite resin restorations) by entering 56,810 parameters into the system. The average acquisition time for one restoration was 2 minutes. The system proved to be user-friendly and practical.

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