Teledentistry at universities across the us

THE RISE OF

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What is Teledentistry?

Teledentistry is a modern and versatile way for dentists to: 1) connect with care providers 2) enhance dental experiences for patients any time, anywhere

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A PIVOTAL POINT IN DENTISTRY

In 2020, much of the world incorporated virtual models of operation. Dentistry also embraced change and adapted to provide more than emergency-only level care.

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Dental schools expanded teledentistry applications

Already offering teledentistry, this did not go unnoticed by dental schools across the US. In fact, according to a policy research report from the ADEA, the use of teledentistry by dental schools and programs preceded the pandemic and its application grew once the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

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Teledentistry has several applications in dental education. Here are a few notable ones:

HOW DOES TELEDENTISTRY WORK AT DENTAL SCHOOL?

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INCREASING COLLABORATION ACROSS THE HEALTHCARE SPECTRUM

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Teledentistry helps connect dental professionals with providers across the healthcare spectrum.  Collaboration between medical and dental clinicians means improved oral and systemic health care and outcomes for patients.

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PREPARING DENTAL PROFESSIONALS FOR THE FUTURE OF DENTISTRY

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Students familiar with teledentistry are equipped to provide enhanced, convenient, and connected clinical care through cutting-edge technology. This addition to dental schools’ curriculum provides both expanded career opportunities outside of traditional urban centers.

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ENABLING GREATER DENTAL PRACTICE SUCCESS

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Teledentistry helps:

1. Extend access to oral health services for patients 2. Positions practices for increased community impact 3. Help lower the costs associated with running a dental practice

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DIGIAL LEARNING FOR DIGITAL SAVVY STUDENTS

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Teledentistry helps facilitate mentoring, and more efficient, effective, and convenient digital learning.

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Teledentistry can be used for: - Remote student supervision - Convenient authorization of procedures - Virtual study clubs - Review of student progress - Follow-up mentoring

EXPANDING MOBILE TELEDENTISTRY PROGRAMS

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Mobile teledentistry programs provide an efficient and effective way to expand reach and facilitate community impact. Even more, they can operate without staff needing to be on site.

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Through teledentistry, dental professionals can use electronic communication and advanced technology to facilitate and provide dental care and expertise.

beyond the classroom and the clinic

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TELEDENTISTRY FACILITATES

1. Consultations 2. Care coordination 3. Treatment plan presentation 4. Treatment 5. Efficient follow-up 6. Home care 7. Patient education 8. and patient monitoring from a distance in convenient and connected settings.

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AS THE DENTAL INDUSTRY EVOLVES

As the industry evolves, dental professionals must meet (and exceed) patient expectations.

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DENTAL PROGRAMS LIKE THOSE AT

 – The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry – New York University College of Dentistry – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill can help new professionals start their careers prepared and aware of opportunities and approaches available.

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ABOUT THE APPLICATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES AROUND TELEDENTISTRY