One of the central missions of the ATDA is to educate the public about Teledentistry. There is no better way to do this than to engage undergraduate business students. I was contacted by the Faculty and Students from the course BUSINESS 554: Consulting Skills and Frameworks at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to serve as a Teledentistry expert for their consulting project. A Faculty member from the UNC Adams School of Dentistry had guided them to look at opportunities to use asynchronous Teledentistry in North Carolina to increase access to care, improve quality and increase efficiency in the provision of dental services. Broken up into smaller groups, the students asked me very thoughtful and insightful questions to prepare recommendations for the dental school. I was impressed by their curiosity and willingness to take a few hours on a Friday afternoon to meet with a not so cool Gen Xer!
Marc Ackerman, DMD, MBA
Executive Director, ATDA