1. North Carolina Rural Broadband Grant Program is a Boon for Teledentistry

    The ATDA applauds North Carolina’s initiative to improve access to teleheath care by bringing broadband internet to rural and underserved communities in the state. https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2019/10/25/rural-broadband-grant-program-gets-a-5-million-boost/

  2. ADA Citizen Petition Against SmileDirectClub Denied By FDA

    In a letter of May 30th, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration denied the American Dental Association’s Citizen Petition against SmileDirectClub. “…we are denying your request that FDA initiate enforcement action against the devices and conduct that you have alleged.” Petition_Denial_Letter_from_FDA_CDRH_to_American_Dental_Association

  3. Teledentistry is crucial, improves access to care

    California has made significant progress in improving access to dental care services to many Californians who have limited resources or who live in communities with few providers. For example, five years ago the state passed legislation that further encouraged the advancement of teledentistry paving the way for more children living in underserved communities to receive quality dental care. As a part of this progress and innovation, there has been a rise of…

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