Oral Health Day
Oral Health Day 2020 Part 2
On October 23 we heard from three NC dental directors and three renowned experts about the many ways teledentistry improves access and equity in patient care.
The event was originally scheduled to be in person—with live tours and teledentistry demonstrations across the state. After hosting Oral Health Day remotely earlier this year, we wanted to make a concerted effort to follow up and give you an impactful, in-person experience. Unfortunately, as we all know, COVID-19 shifted plans for in-person gatherings. With that in mind, we were able to film demonstrations at three Federally Qualified Health Centers. Check out the video, followed by the full recording of the event, below!
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
Meet the Teledentistry Panelists
Dr. Paul Glassman
Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Community Engagement, California Northstate University College of Dental Medicine
Dr. Scott Howell
Assistant Professor and Director of Teledentistry, A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
CEO | Mouthwatch, LLC
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