Teldentistry: Bridging Oral Health Access Gaps in the Safety-Net

Though teledentistry has been in use for decades, the temporary pause of routine oral health services during the pandemic resulted in a period of rapid teledentistry adoption by providers seeking to serve their patients. Many states modified their teledentistry regulations, such as Medicaid reimbursement, to support the use of teledentistry by safety-net providers. This webinar…

Application of Silver Diamine Fluoride by Dental Hygienists

Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is a topical medicament that can be used to treat dental caries across the age spectrum. Research supports the use of SDF in pediatric dentistry and in the elderly population as a simple, inexpensive, and effective way of preventing dental caries initiation and progression. State dental boards and regulators have recognized…

Variation in Teledentistry Regulation by State

Teledentistry is the use of information and communication technology to deliver virtual oral health services in real time (synchronous) or through store-and-forward (asynchronous) methods. Regulatory guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic facilitated the swift adoption and expansion of teledentistry. However, considerable variability in regulation of teledentistry by states limits the ability of clinicians to provide virtual…

Teledentistry Adoption and Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of teledentistry was limited; The utility of teledentistry was widely questioned in light of the predominately procedural nature of dentistry. Due to the closures of dental practices and organizations during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, teledentistry quickly became a useful tool for dental providers to connect…

OHWRC Test Dec. 22

This is Trish’s test for footer links on 12/22/23. A key goal of health reform in the US is to improve population health through expanded access to health insurance. Demand for high-quality, cost-effective, basic health services is anticipated to grow, particularly for underserved populations. However, there is also growing concern about the impact of health…

Teledentistry: Bridging Oral Health Access Gaps in the Safety-Net

Though teledentistry has been in use for decades, the temporary pause of routine oral health services during the pandemic resulted in a period of rapid teledentistry adoption by providers seeking to serve their patients. Many states modified their teledentistry regulations, such as Medicaid reimbursement, to support the use of teledentistry by safety-net providers. This webinar…

Teledentistry Adoption and Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of teledentistry was limited; The utility of teledentistry was widely questioned in light of the predominately procedural nature of dentistry. Due to the closures of dental practices and organizations during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, teledentistry quickly became a useful tool for dental providers to connect…

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