Linda Mann, EPDH, DirectorCommunity Outreach, Capitol Dental Care
Teledentistry is the use of information technology and telecommunications for dental care, consultation, education, and public awareness. Through the use of this model of care, we have been able to improve access to care, improve the oral health care of our members, and reduce costs. This presentation will provide an overview of teledentistry as well as examples of three different community settings where it is being used. Barriers to implementation, equipment used, educational and billing issues will be addressed. The potential of teledentistry is tremendous, its future is bright!