LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IdeateLABs and the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture held a virtual briefing for news media and interested parties on teledentistry and its impact on the Latino community. The briefing featured Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, a distinguished Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Hayes-Bautista discussed the findings of a newly completed study on teledentistry and the access, affordability and safety for the Latino community.
Dr. Hayes-Bautista told briefing attendees that Latinos are 80% less likely to find a dentist in their local area. “Lack of Latino dentists, lack of insurance, and high costs makes dentistry inaccessible to Latino Communities. Teledentistry may provide access and affordable options for underserved communities,” Dr. Hayes-Bautista said.
While the full Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at UCLA study will be released in the coming weeks, Dr. Hayes-Bautista’s presentation is available for viewing now.