Overview of oral health providers
The links on the right lead to maps showing a comparison of all states and territories for the following three policy areas:
1) dental hygienists with direct access
2) states allowing dental therapy
3) states allowing teledentistry
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Oral Health Providers:
Practice of Teledentistry
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- Practice of teledentistry outlined in statutes and/or regulations
- Practice of teledentistry not outlined in statutes and/or regulations
- Information is not currently available
Teledentistry uses technology to provide and support dental care services remotely. The policies are wide-ranging and can cover services such as face-to-face consultation via video conference (live video), sharing images and records among providers (store-and-forward) and monitoring patients. Teledentistry can also act as an educational tool for dental professionals. Some states offer reimbursement for teledentistry services, either through Medicaid and/or private payers.
Policy areas for Oral Health Providers
Dental Hygienists with Direct Access
Practitioner Scope of Practice
- Behavioral Health Providers
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
- Oral Health Providers
- Physician Assistants