The New Era in Oral Health: Opportunities for the Oral Health Professional:

A large number of people in the U.S. population do not take advantage of the traditional dental care system. At the same time telehealth technology is having an increasing role in the delivery of health care services nationally. The COVID-19 pandemic has focused attention on teledentistry as an important tool for the oral health industry. It is now possible to reach many underserved people and groups through expanded practices using telehealth-connected teams.

This presentation will focus on strategies for expanding the reach of dental practices using telehealth-connected teams.

Learning Objectives:
- Describe the changing health care and oral health care environments that have created the significant opportunity to expand dental practices using telehealth-connected teams.
- Define teledentistry and describe alternate modalities for its use.
- Consider ways to expand their own practices using telehealth-connected teams.

Paul Glassman

Paul Glassman, DDS, MA, MBA

Dr. Paul Glassman is the Associate Dean for Research and Community Engagement at the College of Dental Medicine at California Northstate University in Elk Grove, CA and Professor Emeritus at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni, School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA. He has served on many national panels including the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Committee on Oral Health Access to Services which produced the IOM report on Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations.

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