Telemedicine is going to touch every aspect of our health. The incredible power of our smartphones and camera technology will make many new things possible. The Finger Lakes in Central New York has a Community Health program using teledentistry to improve dental care for children.
Teledentistry can be an excellent alternative for bringing services to children in rural areas where dentists may be scarce. Using an intraoral dental camera, a local dental assistant can obtain a high quality view inside a child’s mouth which can be examined remotely by a dentist. Local healthcare personnel can arrange transportation if a need for surgery or advanced treatment is indicated. See the full story: Rural New York provider uses teledentistry to help children at risk for tooth decay