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Teledentistry has become the buzzword since COVID-19; however it has been around for many years and is making a significant impact in a range of dental and medical healthcare settings. The 2018 introduction of CDT codes for Teledentistry services and the increasing number of state practice acts enabling direct access are rapidly changing how dental services are delivered. There are many innovative ways to wear Teledentistry into your daily dental practice and make it productive. It is essential to understand Teledentistry and some of the different platforms. Digital technology has transformed all aspects of modern life including the work environment, education, and leisure time. In that context digital technology is transforming healthcare. This transformation affects both providers and patients and offers a way to expand services and improve efficiency in delivering healthcare. This includes providing access to general and specialist services in rural and remote areas as well as for patients with limited mobility.
Objectives: Understand opportunities to implement Teledentistry into your brick-and-mortar practice. List how Teledentistry provides access to care. Recognize the difference between telehealth, telemedicine, and Teledentistry. Explain the benefits of Teledentistry in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and urgent care facilities