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Texas State Board of Dental Examiners Blocks Teledentistry

The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners has posted on their site:

Dentists in Texas are not authorized to practice teledentistry because of established legal requirements such as Rule 108.8(c)(2)(C), which requires “documentation of the findings of a tactile and visual examination of the soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity.”  Remember, teledentistry is regulated by state statute and board rule, not associational recommendations.  Please note – Texas currently does not have any rules that would permit teledentistry.

The ATDA found at least one petition started by a dentist on Change.org:

https://www.change.org/p/greg-abbott-allow-texas-dentists-to-use-teledentistry-to-screen-and-triage-patients

 

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