Building a Teledentistry Program That Expands Access and Increases Equity

Building a Teledentistry Program That Expands Access and Increases Equity
CE Credits
1 hour

Teledentistry is growing in popularity in oral health — it can open doors to access to hard-to-reach populations, help provide critical education on prevention, and triage patients’ needs to increase efficiency and reduce costs. It can be a useful tool for both providers and patients within both urban and rural communities.

But it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution.

In this practical webinar, our expert panel — including both a private practice dentist and a public health dentist — will discuss how to set up different types of teledentistry programs. They’ll explore different team structures, rules and regulations, workflows, and technology, showing how the right setup can create a better care experience for patients and providers. Participants will also learn common pitfalls to avoid and common misconceptions to look beyond when creating a teledentistry program.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify components of a successful and flexible teledentistry program.
  • Recognize how to overcome common obstacles and misconceptions about teledentistry to recognize its full potential.
  • Describe how to create and manage a teledentistry program in a public or private setting.
  • Discuss how teledentistry can help achieve strategic aims within a practice, including expanding access to different patient populations.


Caroline McLeod, RDH, MS, Value-Based Solutions Manager, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health


Marybeth Shaffer, DMD, Dental Director, Community Action Agency of Columbiana County

Nathan Suter, DDS, Chief Innovation Officer, Enable Dental

This webinar will be recorded.




CareQuest Institute for Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. CareQuest Institute for Oral Health designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit.
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) by CareQuest Institute for Oral Health.

Participating instructor(s) in this program have disclosed that they have the following financial arrangement or affiliation with the listed corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for or related to the content of this program/activity.
Nathan Suter
Corporate Organization: Enable Dental, Access Teledentistry