1. The Importance of Teledentistry During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has alerted the country that increased person-to-person spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is likely, and that measures to contain the disease will become more and more disruptive to daily life. When the crisis reaches the point where public health officials are requiring people to stay home, dentists will have to evaluate and care for many patients using teledentistry. However, if extreme measures like mass quarantines…

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  2. Remote Patient Monitoring Versus Remote Patient Engagement

    The Tenets of Remote Patient Monitoring Remote Patient Monitoring really is exactly what it states. RPM is a technology to enable monitoring of patients outside of conventional clinical settings (e.g. in the home), which may increase access to care and decrease healthcare delivery costs. Typically, it involves mobile medical devices (scales, BP cuffs, pulse oximeters, etc.), used by patients to perform a routine test and send the test data to a healthcare…

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  3. AADB Weighs in on Teledentistry Legislation

    The American Association of Dental Boards has established state-level examples for Teledentistry regulations, including provisions that establish consumers’ right to know the necessary information about their treating doctor, their right to access clear aligner therapy via remote platforms and their right to access care without prohibitive office visits and mandatory radiographs. The American Teledentistry Association is in agreement with these proposed examples of teledentistry regulations and commends them on their fine work….

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