Oral Health Day
Oral Health Day 2020 Part 2
Join NCOHC for a series of community tours of Federally Qualified Health Centers across North Carolina. During these tours you will hear from providers about how teledentistry improves their ability to care for patients, followed by a town hall-style conversation with elected officials.
There are still many unknowns as we approach the fall. We are developing alternative formats with our health center colleagues in the case that COVID-19 still poses significant risk in October. Sign up for a tour near you to stay up to date as we make these decisions.
Meet the Dental Directors
Dr. Rob Doherty
Dental Director, Greene County Health Care
Dr. Katrina Mattison-Chalwe
Dental Director, Piedmont Health
Dr. William Donigan
Dental Director, Kintegra Health
What’s My Region?
About Oral Health Day
Every year NCOHC brings oral health advocates from across the state for a day of action at the North Carolina General Assembly. This year, we hosted the first ever “virtual” Oral Health Day, hearing from a panel of dynamic speakers online. Watch this year’s full Oral Health Day event here.
Oral Health Day 2020’s theme is teledentistry, with a special focus on the many ways that virtual care technology can increase access and equity in oral health care.
Watch Oral Health Day 2020 and the pre-event webinar
Teledentistry refers to the use of telecommunications to provide and support dental care delivery, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, transfer of dental information, and education. Teledentistry is an innovation that has incredible potential to increase access to quality dental services in communities that traditionally lack access, especially in rural areas without practicing dentists.
More Teledentistry Resources
- Expanding Oral Health: Teledentistry – DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement
- Will North Carolina Dig its Teeth Into Teledentistry? – North Carolina Health News
- UNC Adams School of Dentistry to Host Teledentistry Symposium on March 6, 2020
- ADA Guidance on Teledentistry
- American TeleDentistry Association Facts about Teledentistry