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Increasing Access To Care thorugh Tele-Dentistry
Promising Practice

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Promising/Best Practices, Health Information Technology (HIT)/Data, Telehealth

Resource Subtopic: Oral Health, Implementation and Operations, Clinical Delivery.

Keywords: Communication, Transparency, and Outreach, Outreach.

Year Developed: 2018

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc) Clinicians
Secondary Audience: Board of Directors Outreach Staff

Language(s): English

Developed by: National Network for Oral Health Access (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: Teledentistry is an emerging trend among health centers to expand access to dental care. This promising practice will discuss the story of Ravenswood Family Health Center in California and their use of the virtual dental home model.

Resource Details: Teledentistry is an emerging trend among health centers to expand access to dental care. This promising practice will discuss the story of Ravenswood Family Health Center in California and their use of the virtual dental home model. Virtual Dental Home leverages technology to aid in the communication between dental hygienists and dentists to address the oral health needs of vulnerable populations.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.