1. Harvard Business Review Weighs in on Healthcare after COVID-19 and Highlights Telehealth

    Harvard Business Review has just published the following article. Here is a noteworthy quote: “John Brownstein, chief innovation officer of Boston Children’s Hospital, noted that his institution was doing more telemedicine visits during any given day in late March that it had during the entire previous year.” Echoing the article, the ATDA would say: “Dentistry is Dentistry, no matter how and where it’s practiced”. What Will U.S. Health Care Look Like After…

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  2. Don’t Practice Teledentistry Using a Rube Goldberg Machine

    It is heartening that across the nation more and more dentists are trying their hand at using teledentistry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ATDA has fielded many calls from clinicians who don’t know where to start. In an earlier blog, we presented a quick start framework for where to begin. Many clinicians who got up and running have expressed frustration in the work flow and actual operations that they implemented in the…

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  3. Smile Direct Club Provides Dental Community Tools to Maintain Patient Contact During Social Distancing

    NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SmileDirectClub, the industry pioneer and first direct-to-consumer medtech platform for teeth straightening, today announced it is opening its proprietary teledentistry platform to any licensed dentist or orthodontist in the United States to help them communicate with their patients while their physical offices are closed or limited to emergency procedures. As the American Dental Association and state dental boards and associations mandate the postponement of all non-essential dentist appointments and procedures amid…

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