This Library Guide is a collaborative effort of librarians from the University's of Iowa and Florida. It provides a brief introduction on precision medicine to provide context to precision dentistry.
FOR RESEARCHERS: Precision methods combine genetic, lifestyle and environmental data to uncover new insights.- This resource seeks to provide links to important data sets and sources to inform precision dental/oral health research. Additionally there is information about data-driven; research tools, videos, repositories, data sharing and how to publish data sets.
FOR LIBRARIANS: A special section provides information about librarian roles in supporting data-driven research methods
Image credit: National Institutes of Health https://allofus.nih.gov
National Library of Medicine: What is Precision Medicine? https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/precisionmedicine/definition
Precision in healthcare utilizes data-driven methods to integrate data sets from multiple sources with genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors to uncover new insights. In dentistry precision methods have revealed new connections between oral and systematic health. This image illustrates some of the data and biological sources precision dental researchers may integrate to uncover new insights about early childhood caries.
Image Credit: Precision Dentistry: Genes for Smiles (https://researchfeatures.com/2018/04/05/precision-dentistry-genes-for-smiles/)