1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Emergency Department Physicians Lack Confidence in Treating Dental Trauma

    A new study was published in the journal Pediatric Emergency Care that surveyed hundreds of pediatric ED physicians about their level of comfort in treating dental emergencies. Cully M, Cully J, Nietert PJ, Titus MO. Confidence in Dental Trauma Treatment and the Introduction of a Dental Trauma Decision-Making Pathway for the Pediatric Emergency Department. Emerg Care. 2018 Apr 24. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to (1) survey and report the awareness and confidence of pediatric emergency medicine physicians in the management of…

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