The Increasing Utilization of Teledentistry
By Tracye A. Moore RDH, MS, EdD
Teledentistry is the delivery of dental services through interactive audio, video, or other electronic media for the purpose of diagnosis, consultation, treatment, and/or transfer of dental information to enhance care and education delivery. This technology provides the means for patients to receive dental services at a distance—when the patient is in one physical location and the dentist or other healthcare provider overseeing the delivery of services is in another. Due to the onset of COVID-19, the use of teledentistry in private dental offices, hospitals, and public health settings has increased significantly.