By Anissa Salem Yafai, RDH, MSHCM, and Kristen Moses Thomas, RDH, EPDH, DT(c), MS
Teledentistry is gaining ground in many states as a strategy to reach patients who would otherwise not receive care—especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the use of school nurses, registered nurses, dental hygienists, dental therapists, and other trained allied healthcare professionals, teledentistry enables traditionally underserved populations to receive oral healthcare services. Many states have implemented teledentistry through the use of oral health professionals, increasing access to care for the most vulnerable populations and enabling reimbursement via Current Dental Terminology (CDT) codes.
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