6 benefits of teledentistry, per ATDA

Teledentistry can be highly beneficial for many reasons, as listed by the American TeleDentistry Association.

Below are six benefits of teledentistry, per ATDA:

1. Improve dental hygiene by conveniently connecting patients with providers amid a steady decline in dental office visits since 2003.

2. Reduce the cost of care through increased efficiency, reduced travel times, shared professional staffing and fewer in-person appointments.

3. Provide an innovative solution used in the mainstream healthcare industry.

4. Align with current patient needs with modern forms of communication.

5. Improve access to care for patients who may not have easy access to dentists. Teledentistry allows providers to expand their reach beyond their own offices.

6. Provide the same level of care as in-office visits. Research suggests that the quality of care and success rates of patients was the same for patients using telemedicine or in-person care, according to the ATDA.

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