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National Network for Oral Health Access. 2022. Teledentistry in community health centers: Planning checklist and readiness assessment. Denver, CO: National Network for Oral Health Access, 9 pp.

Annotation: This checklist and readiness assessment provides information to help community health centers determine whether teledentistry is an appropriate strategy for their center to implement and to assist in planning its implementation. It discusses leadership vision and support, infrastructure, policies, and protocols to review in evaluating whether to add teledentistry as a service.

Contact: National Network for Oral Health Access, 181 East 56th Avenue, Suite 501, Denver, CO 80216, Telephone: (866) 316-4995 Fax: (866) 316-4995 E-mail: info@nnoha.org Web Site: http://www.nnoha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health centers, Health services, Oral health, Teledentistry

Phipps KR. 2022. Networks for Oral Health Integration (NOHI) Within the Maternal and Child Oral Health Safety Network: Environmental scan 2021-2022 chartbook. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 45 pp.

Annotation: This set of chartbooks contains data about factors that could impact the integration of oral health care into primary care for pregnant women, infants, and children at high risk for oral disease in 11 states and Washington, DC, as part of the Networks for Oral Health Integration (NOHI) Within the MCH Safety Net, an initiative funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The chartbooks present data related to scope of practice for medical and dental providers, Medicaid billing and payment, and policies and regulations. They also presents information about the NOHI projects and the environmental scan data-collection tool. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau] The set includes one chartbook for the 11 states and Washington, DC, and chartbooks for the three NOHI projects: Midwest Network for Oral Health Intregration (MNOHI): Environmental Scan 2021–2022 Chartbook, Rocky Mountain Network for Oral Health Intregration (ROMONOH): Environmental Scan 2021–2022 Chartbook, and Transforming Oral Health for Famlies (TOHF): Environmental Scan 2021–2022 Chartbook, [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health, Dental hygienists, Medicaid, Oral health, Reimbursement, Service integration, Teledentistry

Phipps KR. 2022. Midwest Network for Oral Health Integration (MNOHI): Environmental scan 2021-2022 chartbook. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 45 pp.

Annotation: The chartbook contains data about factors that could impact the integration of oral health care into primary care for pregnant women, infants, and children at high risk for oral disease in 11 states and Washington, DC, as part of the Networks for Oral Health Integration (NOHI) Within the MCH Safety Net, an initiative funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The chartbook presents data for one of the three NOHI projects, the Midwest Network for Oral Health Integration, related to scope of practice for medical and dental providers, Medicaid billing and payment, and policies and regulations. It also presents information about the NOHI projects and the environmental scan data collection tool.

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health, Dental hygienists, Medicaid, Oral health, Reimbursement, Service integration, Teledentistry

Phipps KR. 2022. Rocky Mountain Network of Oral Health (RoMoNOH): Environmental scan 2021-2022 chartbook. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 26 pp.

Annotation: The chartbook contains data about factors that could impact the integration of oral health care into primary care for pregnant women, infants, and children at high risk for oral disease in 11 states and Washington, DC, as part of the Networks for Oral Health Integration (NOHI) Within the MCH Safety Net, an initiative funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The chartbook presents data for one of the three NOHI projects, the Rocky Mountain Network of Oral Health, related to scope of practice for medical and dental providers, Medicaid billing and payment, and policies and regulations. It also presents information about the NOHI projects and the environmental scan data collection tool.

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health, Dental hygienists, Medicaid, Oral health, Reimbursement, Service integration, Teledentistry

Phipps KR. 2022. Transforming Oral Health for Families (TOHF): Environmental scan 2021-2022 chartbook. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 30 pp.

Annotation: The chartbook contains data about factors that could impact the integration of oral health care into primary care for pregnant women, infants, and children at high risk for oral disease in 11 states and Washington, DC, as part of the Networks for Oral Health Integration (NOHI) Within the MCH Safety Net, an initiative funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The chartbook presents data for one of the three NOHI projects, Transforming Oral Health for Families, related to scope of practice for medical and dental providers, Medicaid billing and payment, and policies and regulations. It also presents information about the NOHI projects and the environmental scan data collection tool.

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health, Dental hygienists, Medicaid, Oral health, Reimbursement, Service integration, Teledentistry

CareQuest Institute for Oral Health. 2021. Teledentistry: What to know and how it works. Boston, MA: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, 4 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about teledentistry. It explains what telehealth and teledentistry are, and discusses the increasing use of teledentistry across the country since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Statistical information is provided on the percentage of dentists using telehealth and the percentage planning to use it in the near future, services provided via telehealth or another virtual platform, telehealth modalities, and patients’ attitudes toward teledentistry. Snapshots about how telehealth is being used in several states are included.

Contact: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: https://www.carequest.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Attitudes, COVID-19, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Public health, Service delivery, Teledentistry, Virus diseases

Kanan C, Boynes S, Ohrenberger K, Bayham M, Mathews R, Apostolon D, McLeod C, Tranby EP, Thakkar M, Raskin SE, Machado K. 2021. A learning community that aims to change oral health. Boston, MA: Carequest Institute for Oral Health, 12 pp. (Impact report)

Annotation: This report describes a learning community whose goal is to strategize about solutions to emerging COVID 19 pandemic–related problems. The report discusses implementing a three-domain framework designed to increase efficiency and boost patient outcomes, adapting to practice interruption with teledentistry, emphasizing minimally invasive care, coaching the change experience, and opportunities for oral health transformation. Guidelines for implementing a new level of infection control are included.

Contact: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: https://www.carequest.org Available from the website.

Keywords: COVID-19, Disease transmission, Infection control, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Teledentistry, Virus diseases

National Network for Oral Health Access. 2021. Teledentistry user guide. Denver, CO: National Network for Oral Health Access, 32 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides an overview of teledentistry and how it is being used in community health center (CHC) oral health programs. It discusses the increased use of teledentistry during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides tools for implementing teledentistry. Promising practices from the field are described, and a summary of federal and state policies related to teledentistry is included. The guide also presents an introduction to the National Network for Oral Health Access’s Teledentistry Learning Collaborative, which is composed of 11 CHC oral health programs across the United States.

Contact: National Network for Oral Health Access, 181 East 56th Avenue, Suite 501, Denver, CO 80216, Telephone: (866) 316-4995 Fax: (866) 316-4995 E-mail: info@nnoha.org Web Site: http://www.nnoha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: COVID-19, Community health, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Policy, Teledentistry, Virus diseases

CavityFree SF. 2021. Oral health education videos. San Francisco, CA: CavityFree SF, 1 website.

Annotation: This series of videos provides information on how to keep the teeth and mouth healthy, what happens during a dental visit, and how to navigate teledentistry visits. Topics include how to take photos of a child’s teeth, how to apply fluoride varnish at home, how to brush teeth, what to do when a child has a loose tooth, fluoride varnish, tooth extraction, and fillings. The videos are available in Chinese, English, and Spanish.

Contact: CavityFree SF, 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 210, San Francisco, CA 94102, Telephone: (415) 575-5706 E-mail: hellop@cavityfreesf Web Site: http://www.cavityfreesf.org

Keywords: Fluoride, Non English language materials, Oral health, Spanish language materials, Teledentistry, Videos

Roth E, Hanlon C. 2021. Nevada pilots innovative program to increase access to preventive oral care for children. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 5 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about a pilot program in Nevada in which parents apply fluoride varnish to their children’s teeth under virtual supervision from a licensed oral health professional using teledentistry. The purpose of the program is to prevent oral disease in children during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report presents an overview of the program, describes program services and the types of oral health professionals involved, and discusses early lessons and recent activity.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: COVID-19, Disease transmission, Fluoride, Infectious diseases, Nevada, Oral health, Public health, Service delivery, State programs, Teledentistry, Virus diseases

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2021. Best practice approach: Teledentistry--Opportunities for expanding the capacity and reach of the oral healthcare system. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, (Best practice approaches for state, community, and territorial oral health programs)

Annotation: This report discusses the role of teledentistry in reducing barriers that communities and populations face when seeking oral health care. It is intended to serve as a framework for states and territories to use in identifying opportunities and strategies for how to incorporate teledentistry into their oral-health-delivery systems. Topics include background and rationale, guidelines and recommendations, best practice criteria, and state practice examples.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 3858 Cashill Boulevard, Reno, NV 89509, Telephone: (775) 626-5008 Fax: (775) 626-9268 E-mail: info@astdd.org Web Site: http://www.astdd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Health care delivery, Health care systems, Oral health, Service integration, Teledentistry

American Dental Education Association. 2021. Comparison of state statutes and regulations that address requirements and permissible practices for teledentistry conducted by oral health practitioners. Washington, DC: American Dental Education Association, 7 pp.

Annotation: This chart presents a comparison of state teledentistry and telehealth policies to provide a reference to whether a state’s laws and regulations address these topics. The report is intended as a companion to compilations of teledentistry state status and regulations.

Contact: American Dental Education Association, 655 K Steet, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 289-7201 Fax: (202) 289-7204 Web Site: http://www.adea.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Public policy, Regulations, State legislation, Teledentistry, Telehealth

DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement. 2020. Fast-track to teledentistry: Removing barriers to care while maximizing overall health. Boston, MA: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 19 pp. (White paper)

Annotation: This paper provides information on the benefits of teledentistry and how to make it more accessible. It discusses the impact of not receiving oral health care, new uses of and approaches to teledentistry, potential savings for states from increasing the use of teledentistry, and the promise of teledentistry. What states can do to make it easier for health systems, hospitals, and safety net clinics to adopt teledentistry initiatives is also discussed, including expanding the workforce, updating reimbursement policies, enhancing legal clarity, and making it easier for health professionals to share patient information.

Contact: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: https://www.carequest.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health care delivery, Initiatives, Legislation, Oral health, Reimbursement, Service delivery systems, Teledentistry

California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine. 2020. Using teledentistry to maintain services and contact with patients during the time of COVID-19 physical distancing. Elk Grove, CA: California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine, 7 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides information about using teledentistry during the COVID‐19 pandemic. Topics include the impact of physical distancing, system considerations, components of a care system, workflow, and optimizing in-person visits. The guide also discusses the advantages of an “all-in one” teledentistry system containing multiple components that are linked and integrated (e.g., registration, consent, schedule, messaging, live video).

Contact: California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine, 9700 West Taron Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95757, Telephone: 916-686-7300 Web Site: http://dentalmedicine.cnsu.edu/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, COVID‐19, Health care delivery, Oral health, Service integration, Teledentistry, Telemedicine

Community Catalyst. 2020. Addressing oral health inequities during COVID-19 and beyond. Boston, MA: Community Catalyst, 8 pp., summ. (1 p.).

Annotation: This brief explores several state policy options to respond to oral health care needs during the COVID-19 pandemic and to move toward a more equitable oral health care system. Topics include universal and comprehensive oral health coverage, improving access to and increasing reimbursement for teledentistry services, and expanding the oral health workforce. Information about two organizations that have implemented innovative models to address issues related to COVID-19 and oral health inequities is included.

Contact: Community Catalyst, 30 Winter Street, 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 338-6035 Fax: (617) 451-5838 E-mail: restuccia@communitycatalyst.org Web Site: http://www.communitycatalyst.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, COVID-19, Disease transmission, Health equity, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Reimbursement, Teledentistry, Virus diseases

Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care. 2020. Guidance for Colorado's school-based health centers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Denver, CO: Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care, 16 pp.

Annotation: This guidance was developed to support school-based health centers (SBHCs) in Colorado in the 2020–2021 school year during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides a checklist of considerations for SBHCs to assist them in planning for the school year. Checklist items include operations, physical space, and infection control; telehealth; addressing student needs; community partnerships; patient outreach; oral health care; and support from and collaboration with school and district partners. A list of re-entry planning resources is included.

Contact: Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care, 1801 Wiliams Street, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80218, Telephone: (303) 399-6380 Fax: (303) 350-4296 E-mail: info@casbhc.org Web Site: http://www.casbhc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: COVID-19, Colorado, Disease transmission, Guidelines, Infectious diseases, Oral health, School health, State materials, Teledentistry, Telehealth, Virus diseases

Mouthwatch. 2020. Teledentistry quick facts: State-by-state guide--What to know about teledentistry in your state. Metuchen, NJ: Mouthwatch, 65 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides information about teledentistry by state. It discusses types of teledentistry use (e.g., patient live video consultations, patient and health professional messaging) and includes the following questions and answers for each state: (1) does the state allow for direct access to dental hygiene services, (2) does the state allow dental assistants to participate in teledentistry services, (3) how does the state define teledentistry, (4) is it possible to be reimbursed for teledentistry services, and (5) does the state provide a parity law related to teledentistry.

Contact: Mouthwatch, 460 Main Street, Suite B, Metuchen, NJ 08840, Telephone: (877) 544-4342 E-mail: info@mouthwatch.com Web Site: https://www.mouthwatch.com/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental hygienists, Legislation, Oral health, Reimbursement, State information, Teledentistry

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2019. Teledentistry: How technology can facilitate access to care. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 5 pp. (White paper)

Annotation: This paper presents information about how technology can facilitate access to oral health care. Barriers to access are described, including lack of insurance coverage, transportation difficulties, low income, and an insufficient number of dentists who participate in Medicaid. The paper provides a definition of teledentistry, and its role in filling these gaps is discussed. Challenges associated with the use of teledentistry are described, and methods are presented.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 3858 Cashill Boulevard, Reno, NV 89509, Telephone: (775) 626-5008 Fax: (775) 626-9268 E-mail: info@astdd.org Web Site: http://www.astdd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health care utilization, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Rural population, Teledentistry

Langelier M, Rodat C, Moore J. 2016. Case studies of 6 teledentistry programs: Strategies to increase access to general and specialty dental services. Rensselaer, NY: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, 100 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from six case studies of organizations using teledentistry across the United States. Contents include background on the facilitators of telehealth and teledentistry, the benefits of teledentistry, a description of teledentistry modalities, the history and current use of teledentistry services, a description of the project methods and findings, and elaboration on common themes. The appendices contain the case study briefs and protocol and a table describing regulation of teledentistry by state.

Contact: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, New York Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Albany, SUNY, School of Public Health, 1 University Place, Suite 220, Rensselaer, NY 12144-3445, Telephone: (518) 402-0250 Fax: (518) 402-0252 Web Site: http://www.oralhealthworkforce.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Case studies, Costs, Financing, Health care utilization, Low income groups, Model programs, Oral health, Regulations, Research, Rural population, Service coordination, Technology, Teledentistry, Training, Underserved communities, Work force

Skinner E. 2016. Legislators from 22 states discuss oral health policies. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources summarize discussions about state oral health policy options from a session for state policymakers held on August 8, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois. Contents include the agenda and presentations about teledentistry, integrating primary care and oral health, public health and oral health policy, and direct access and work force models.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dentistry, Models, Oral health, Policy development, Primary care, Service integration, State initiatives, Teledentistry, Work force

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.