Pediatric dentists using teledentistry the most: 7 stats per ADA

Pediatric dentists are currently using teledentistry the most, according to an American Dental Association economic impact survey for Feb. 15-18.

Survey respondents were asked, "Is your practice using virtual technology/telecommunications?"

Answers encompass triaging emergencies, consults, post-ops and follow-up care, patient education, orthodontic checkups and other.

Below are the percentage of respondents by dental specialty who said they were using any kind of virtual service, ordered from greatest to least:

Pediatric dentist: 75.2 percent
Orthodontist: 62 percent
Prosthodontist: 42.3 percent
Dental surgical specialist: 38.5 percent
General practice: 33.1 percent
Periodontist: 32.3 percent
Endodontist: 23.3 percent 

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