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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: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: http://www.dentaquestpartnership.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, Health care delivery, Oral health, Service integration, Teledentistry, Telemedicine

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, Rural population, Teledentistry, Oral health

Glassman P. 2016. Teledentistry: Improving oral health using telehealth-connected teams. San Francisco, CA: University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 14 pp.

Annotation: This report reviews changes in general-health-care- and oral-health-care-delivery systems and national recommendations for adapting to these changes, including developing telehealth technology to deliver oral health services. The report reviews telehealth modalities and oral-health-care-delivery systems that use telehealth technologies, the legal and regulatory environment needed to create and use telehealth-connected teams, equipment and software requirements, considerations for incorporating telehealth in dental practices and community-based-oral-health-care-delivery systems, and the role of telehealth technologies in the future of oral-health-services delivery.

Contact: University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, Telephone: (415) 929-6400 Fax: (415) 929-6654 Web Site: http://dental.pacific.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Health care systems, Legal issues, Oral health, Regulations, Service delivery, Systems development, Teamwork, Technology transfer, 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 populations, 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

Reese-McLaughlin N, Auerbach D. 2016. Oral health care access and emergency department utilization for avoidable oral health conditions in Massachusetts. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, 9 pp. (HPC policy brief)

Annotation: This brief provides information about policy interventions to improve oral health care in Massachusetts. Contents include information about the importance of oral health, oral health care in the United States and in Massachusetts, oral-health-related emergency department (ED) use in Massachusetts, and model policy interventions to expand access to oral health care. Topics include ED referral programs, augmenting the oral health work force, and supporting teledentistry initiatives.

Contact: Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, 50 Milk Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109, Telephone: (617) 979-1400 E-mail: HPC-Info@state.ma.us Web Site: http://www.mass.gov/anf/budget-taxes-and-procurement/oversight-agencies/health-policy-commission Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Costs, Dental care, Health care delivery, Health care utilization, Massachusetts, Models, Oral health, Policy development, Program improvement, Referrals, Teledentistry, Work force

University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. 2013. Nebraska teledentistry project. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource describes a project to educate health professionals about the advantages of teledentistry consultation and to develop an interprofessional work force to serve the oral health needs of rural and other underserved populations in Nebraska. The statewide project connects health professionals in community sites, including federally qualified health centers and Indian Health Service sites, to Nebraska College of Dentistry specialists to treat clients in special circumstances. Information about equipment and training on procedures for requesting and implementing a teledentistry consultation, as well as a video demonstrating a consultation, are also available.

Contact: University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry, 40th & Holdrege Street, Lincoln, NE 68583-0740, Telephone: (402) 472-1301 Fax: (402) 472-5290 Web Site: http://www.unmc.edu/dentistry Available from the website.

Keywords: Dentistry, Mobile health units, Nebraska, Professional education, Rural populations, Statewide program, Teledentistry, Training, Work force

Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health. 2009. Teledentistry in Arizona: Initial development. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health, 75 pp.

Annotation: This manual describes a project to increase access to dental care for underserved and at-risk populations in Arizona through teledentistry. It describes the experience of the grant project, reports the progress made by the first five teledentistry providers in Arizona, and shares the lessons learned in the installation of teledentistry hardware/software and use of teledentistry technology in supporting dental care. Topics include hardware and software needs of the program, teledentistry in a school-based preventive program, service delivery and care coordination, care of patients with special needs; training dental hygiene students in teledentistry, experiences at a free annual Kiddie Clinic, Head Start and community outreach, a business model and communication advice. Appendices provide information on regulations and reimbursement.

Contact: Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health, 150 North 18th Avenue, Suite 320, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Telephone: (602) 542-1891 Fax: (602) 364-1494 Web Site: http://www.azdhs.gov/prevention/womens-childrens-health/oral-health/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Arizona, Program descriptions, Children, Children with special health care needs, Dental care, Health services delivery, Manuals, Oral health, Resources for professionals, School age children, Teledentistry, Training

   

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.