Resources | COVID-19
NNOHA Teledentistry Checklist and Readiness Assessment
This document outlines key areas for the successful implementation of teledentistry. It also includes a readiness assessment for community health centers to determine the level of readiness in their organization for teledentistry.
Teledentistry User’s Guide
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.
NNOHA Generic Teledentistry Workflow
Teledentistry during COVID-19 – Promising Practice
This promising practice shares how Petaluma Health Center in California implemented teledentistry to improve access to oral health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Promising Practice: Teledentistry for Substance Use Disorder
This promising practice features Terry Reilly Health Center in Idaho. The health center implemented a teledentistry program for patients experiencing substance use disorder. The publication was originally published in October 2021.
Implementing Teledentistry During COVID-19
Live webinar 5/12/20
During this national emergency, teledentistry has become an emerging strategy to continue providing preventive dental care and triage for dental emergencies. During this webinar, attendees will learn from a subject matter expert on effective implementation strategies for teledentistry. Then, three health centers will share their experience in teledentistry during COVID-19 including their lessons learned and specific state regulations. This webinar will be 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Speakers: Dr. Paul Glassman, Dr. Ryan Tuscher, Dr. Jonathan Hall
1. Discuss methods to implement teledentistry during a national emergency.
2. Describe teledentistry and its uses to ensure continuity of care.
3. Learn how health centers have engaged in teledentistry in response to COVID-19.
Teledentistry Listening Session: Responding to COVID-19
Live webinar 4/1/20
National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA), a HRSA funded NCA, is hosting a listening session on teledentistry to support health centers maintain continuity of care in response to COVID-19. This listening session will feature state-specific health center examples and national subject matter experts to share their experiences in teledentistry. It will also provide time for open conversation among attendees to share ideas and ask questions to inform future webinars.
1) Learn the national state Medicaid directors’ perspective on teledentistry during COVID-19
2) Describe examples from health centers on how to implement teledentistry during the COVID-19 emergency.
3) Share ideas and concerns for teledentistry in response to COVID-19.
Promising Practice: Implementing a Pediatric Teledentistry Program
This promising practice shares how Finger Lakes Health Center uses teledentistry to increase access to care.
American Dental Association (ADA)
Cavity Free SF
Harvard School of Public Health – Thomas Poelman, DDS
Horizon Health Services, Inc. – McAllister Castelaz, DMD
Patient Guidance for Synchronous Teledentistry – this document provides guidance for patients to complete an oral exam via teledentistry
Neighborhood Health Center, Oregon
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