Telemedicine as an Alternative Way to Provide Multidisciplinary Cleft Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Al Imran Shahrul*, 1, Aida Nur Ashikin Abd Rahman1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2021
First Page: 446
Last Page: 450
Publisher ID: TODENTJ-15-446
Article History:Received Date: 27/11/2020
Revision Received Date: 05/05/2021
Acceptance Date: 30/06/2021
Electronic publication date: 17/09/2021
Collection year: 2021
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The current coronavirus pandemic is changing the way healthcare professionals provide services to patients. Healthcare professionals are required to provide quality care while reducing the risk of viral transmission. This pandemic has disrupted the timely multidisciplinary team care for patients with clefts across the globe. Thus, telemedicine has been recognized and accepted by various medical and dental specialists as a viable alternative to face-to-face consultation. In addition, telemedicine incorporating a digital workflow in cleft management will further reduce the risk of viral transmission and enhance the quality of treatment being provided to these patients.