1. Teledentistry: A Path Toward Oral Health Equity

    Oral health equity will be achieved when all patients can get the dental care that they need when they need it. In 2018, we are a long way from oral health equity in America. Oral health disparities exist for many racial and ethnic groups, by socioeconomic status, gender, age and geographic location. Tremendous gains have been made in improving oral health in America over the past several decades with such initiatives as…

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  2. Teleorthodontics and Access to Care: At least 84 Percent of Underserved US Counties Now Have Access to Orthodontic Treatment

    Over 60 percent (1,972) of the counties in the United States do not have an orthodontist’s office (US Dept. HHS, 2017).* The American Teledentistry Association previously reported this access to orthodontic care issue (ATDA Position Paper, 2018) and highlighted the promise of doctor-directed at home clear aligner therapy as a legitimate delivery model that could increase access to orthodontic care.  There are now several companies in the doctor-directed at home clear aligner…

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  3. Dr. Rick Workman-Executive Chairman of Heartland Dental on Teledentistry

    The ATDA was fortunate to discuss teledentistry present and future with Dr. Rick Workman, Executive Chairman of Heartland Dental and one of our Advisory Board members. Dr. Workman has been an innovator in dental practice delivery and is one of the most respected mind’s in dentistry. What is your view of teledentistry? I view teledentistry as exciting and full of amazing potential to help fellow dentists and also make knowledge and information…

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