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 (shown below)
Choose a tab to explore different options. For more detailed information, please click on a state or territory.
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.