1. It’s Time to Think Differently About Access to Dental Care

    It is impossible to find a dentist today that claims to have too many patients (1). Yet at the same time there are thousands of people in the United States who don’t have access to dental services (2). Let’s call this a systems paradox. From the dental school curriculum to the way in which the average dental practice is managed, our profession’s systems are built in lockstep and are often out of…

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  2. Teleorthodontics and Access to Care: At least 84 Percent of Underserved US Counties Now Have Access to Orthodontic Treatment

    Over 60 percent (1,972) of the counties in the United States do not have an orthodontist’s office (US Dept. HHS, 2017).* The American Teledentistry Association previously reported this access to orthodontic care issue (ATDA Position Paper, 2018) and highlighted the promise of doctor-directed at home clear aligner therapy as a legitimate delivery model that could increase access to orthodontic care.  There are now several companies in the doctor-directed at home clear aligner…

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  3. Dr. Rick Workman-Executive Chairman of Heartland Dental on Teledentistry

    The ATDA was fortunate to discuss teledentistry present and future with Dr. Rick Workman, Executive Chairman of Heartland Dental and one of our Advisory Board members. Dr. Workman has been an innovator in dental practice delivery and is one of the most respected mind’s in dentistry. What is your view of teledentistry? I view teledentistry as exciting and full of amazing potential to help fellow dentists and also make knowledge and information…

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