TELEDENTISTRY

ADA News: House passes guidelines on teledentistry December 07, 2015 Washington — It’s similar to visiting a bricks and mortar dental office, only the dentist may be on a computer screen instead of in person. Or the treating dentist could have securely emailed their patient care instructions to a specialist or dental hygienist at a community dental care event. Dentists could also virtually supervise the oral health care of nursing home patients, residents in rural areas or others who don’t have access to a dentist in their...

Healthy Mouth

Your Top 9 Questions About Going to the Dentist Whether you are 80 or 8, your oral health is important. Did you know that 100 million Americans fail to see a dentist each year, even though regular dental examinations and good oral hygiene can prevent most dental disease? Here are some frequently asked questions about going to the dentist. Why do regular dental visits matter? Regular dental visits are important because they can help spot dental health problems early on when treatment is likely to be simpler and more affordable. They also help...