1. Doctor-Directed At Home Aligner Companies Respond to AAO Consumer Alert

    The American Teledentistry Association received a Consumer Alert issued by the American Association of Orthodontists. Consumers were advised to ask 14 specific questions when considering treatment by what the AAO termed direct-to-consumer orthodontic companies. Five companies were mentioned by name in the alert. The ATDA reached out to the five companies who offer doctor-directed at home clear aligner orthodontic treatment. Four of the five companies responded to the AAO questions and their…

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  2. Advances in Pediatric Telepsychiatry

    After a year of offering psychiatry telehealth visits via one psychiatrist, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska conducted more than 600 visits on the platform. The telehealth program has cut noshow follow-up visit rates in half compared to in-person appointments, and the child psychiatrist conducting these virtual visits saved around 26 hours of windshield time per week by moving all appointments to telehealth. American_Well_Children_Omaha_case_study

  3. atda advisory board members

    Meet the Advisory Board

    Marc Ackerman, DMD, MBA, FACD As Director of the ATDA, Dr. Ackerman has an extensive background in dentistry and orthodontics. He is the Director of Orthodontics at Boston Children’s Hospital and an assistant professor of developmental biology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in dentistry, orthodontics, and professional ethics. Dr. Ackerman’s monograph, Enhancement Orthodontics: Theory and Practice, was released in 2007 by Blackwell-Wiley. He is a…

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