1. Calling on Massachusetts Dentists to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 with Teledentistry

    The American Teledentistry Association applauds Governor Baker for showing support for the benefits of telemedicine as patients and healthcare providers grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. As a dentist who sees hundreds of patients per year, this makes perfect sense. Several years ago, I founded the American Teledentistry Association, a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase access to dental care through advocacy for and the implementation of innovative teledentistry guidelines and solutions….

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  2. Teledentistry Wins in Utah

    Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s  signed Utah Senate Bill 0135 on March 31st, 2020, an amendment to the state’s dental practice act that defines and protects the practice of teledentistry. The American Teledentistry Association applauds all of the advocacy groups and legislators that brought this bill to fruition.

  3. Teledentistry and the Doctor-Patient Relationship

    The new rule approved by the board makes it explicit that a doctor can treat a patient whom he or she has never seen in person as long as the physician considers it best for the patient during the health crisis. The Massachusetts Medical board loosens rules for online medicine and physician credentialing because of coronavirus. Doctors can now offer telehealth services to new patients, and licensing of medical school grads will…

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