Big Data for Oral Health Knowledge: BigMouth for BigData?

Dr. Muhammad Walji, Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences and Associate Dean for Technology Services & Informatics at the School of Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, will present about BigMouth.

BigMouth is a unique dataset that has been developed by dental schools who are part of the Consortium for Oral Health Research and Informatics (COHRI). BigMouth currently contains data from over one million patients derived from electronic health records from five dental institutions. BigMouth contains demographics, diagnoses, procedures, periodontal measurements, odontogram/tooth measurements, medical and dental histories, medications, insurance and information about the provider type (hygienist, dentist, dental student, resident). In his presentation, Muhammad will review how these institutions came together, developed a data governance framework that promotes data sharing, and some of the benefits and challenges of using EHR data for secondary research.

A while ago, I interviewed him as part of our COHRI outreach efforts:

Please feel free to share your thoughts with us.

Chris, Khalil, Lynn and Heiko

Christopher H. Fox, DMD, DMSc Executive Director International & American Associations for Dental Research

Khalil Yazdi, PhD CIO in Residence, Cloud Services Program Development at Internet2

Lynn Johnson, PhD Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness Clinical Professor, School of Information The University of Michigan

Heiko Spallek, DMD, PhD, MSBA Associate Professor, Dental Public Health Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Executive Director, Center for Informatics in Oral Health Translational Research School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

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