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NNOHA Teledentistry User’s Guide

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Emerging Issues, Operations, Workforce

Resource Subtopic: COVID-19, Oral Health (Dental Care), Patient Centered Medical Home, Telehealth, Community, Health, and Housing Partnerships, Development/Training.

Keywords: Access to Care, Care Coordination, Implementation Tools, Integrated Care, Policies and Procedures, Prevention, Team-Based Care.

Year Developed: 2021

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff Clinicians
Secondary Audience: Board of Directors C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.) Enabling Staff Outreach Staff PCAs

Language: English

Developed by: NNOHA (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: Teledentistry is an emerging trend to help improve access to oral health care, improve the dental care delivery system, and lower costs. NNOHA has worked with health centers since Spring 2020 to develop and test a variety of strategies to deliver dental services via synchronous teledentistry. This User’s Guide gives an overview of teledentistry, describes its use in health center dental programs, and includes practical tools for implementing teledentistry.

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.