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NNOHA Teledentistry Visit Example

This video, featuring Dr. Yogita Thakur of Ravenswood Family Health Center, depicts a condensed live, synchronous teledentistry visit utilizing the six steps of an infant oral care visit. This video was funded through NNOHA's Training and Technical Assistance Partnership with HRSA.

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

Lessons Learned from the NNOHA Teledentistry Collaborative

This document includes the powerful lessons learned during the 2021-2022 NNOHA Teledentistry Learning Collaborative. 

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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