Halodent, FKG Tele-Consultation Application for Public Education

The Faculty of Dentistry Universitas Brawijaya (FKG UB) through its community service program has developed Halodent as an educational medium for people in Malang area.

Dr. Yuanita Lely Rachmawati, drg., MKes and Feni Istikharoh, drg., M.Biomed with Dr. eng. Herman Tolle, ST., MT. and Hilman Hamdani, a student from the Faculty of Computer Science, collaborated to develop this application.

The menus available in this application are real-time chat, various interesting educational videos and independent caries risk assessments. By implementing the service code of conduct, the public can access this application for free through an android phone safely.

Halodent operation involves professional students and lecturers of the Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Brawijaya (FKG UB), so that Lecturers can carry out Community Service activities through this application.

Since its launch in October 2022, Halodent has been visited by various levels of society. Through monitoring and evaluation this application will continue to be developed in line with user needs.

Consultation service every Monday-Saturday 08.00-17.00.

The public can download the Halodent application and how to use it at http://bit.ly/halodent or scan the QR code

COVID-19 cases have spread all over the world. COVID-19 is transmitted through droplets, fomites and contact transmission so that direct face-to-face interactions between patients and health professionals can increase the risk of transmission.

The recommendation of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Indonesian Dentist Association to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is through social restrictions. Dental care makes dentists most susceptible to contracting COVID-19, therefore it is advisable to use teledentistry as a means of communication between doctors and patients and as a selection procedure before emergency cases reach the hospital.

Teledentistry in Indonesia is applied in the form of tele-consultation. Patients can consult the dentist in real time through media that can be accessed online. Through teledentistry, patients and dentists can conduct remote consultations to minimize contact so that the spread of COVID-19 can be avoided.  (Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)