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NNOHA is the largest group of safety-net oral health practitioners in the country, and our members all share a commitment to increasing access to quality oral health care for underserved populations. NNOHA is committed to providing the highest quality resources and support designed to meet the unique needs of our members and their programs.
Paul Glassman, DDS, MA, MBA, Nathan Suter, DDS.
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. It is now possible to reach many members of these underserved groups through expanded, telehealth-connected teams. This presentation will focus on strategies for expanding the reach of health center dental practices using telehealth-connected teams and Virtual Dental Homes. Experiences will be shared from four states engaged in actively adopting this model of care with partners and support from various sectors of the dental industry. Information will be presented about cost-effective methods for expanding practices by incorporating currently underserved populations in a telehealth-connected delivery system. It will include a description of partnership support and training strategies and considerations for working within individual state’s legal and regulatory environments.