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Meeting abstract

Prosthetic Dentistry on the Internet

D. Illeš
M. Valentić-Peruzović
IZ. Alajbeg

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Since the late sixties when the ARPANET- first computer network was developed, Internet has had a great impact on the way of thinking, buying, teaching, learning and everyday life, including dentistry. The beginning of internet in science and research, has proved to be irreplaceable way of communication between researchers all over the word. Currently (April 2002) one of the most popular search engines on the net (Google) indexed about 2 billion web pages, 35 million of non HTML documents and 700 million Usenet messages, which makes the Internet the greatest information service ever. The purpose of this study was to investigate which part of the web space is taken by prosthetic dentistry and the importance which it gains on the Internet. The method used was standard Internet search engine keyword queries preformed using six web search engines: Google, Lycos, Infoseek, AltaVista, Northern Light, HotBotand Excite. Research results suggest that there is currently (May 2002) about 30 thousand pages (0.0015% of searched web space) which contain terms: prosthetic dentistry or prosthodontics and about one thousand web pictures connected to these terms. Content analysis suggests that quality and real informative value of the majority of those pages is low. To conclude-informative space on the Internet concerning
prosthetic dentistry is still in development and the need for confirmation and authorized information is obvious.


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