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The missing piece in telemedicine? Dentistry

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Telemedicine has gotten plenty of chatter when it comes to specialty and mental health care, but more providers should drill down on using it for oral health care, according to a new study. The University of Rochesters Eastman Institute for Oral Health piloted a teledentistry program that in 2014 extended into a partnership with Finger Lakes Community Health, a federally qualified health center, to provide access to pediatric dentistry. Finger Lakes facilities have screened more than 850 rural pediatric patients in the program to date, 95% of which had oral care needs that could not be treated at a community dental clinic, according to the study published in Health Affairs.

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