Teledentistry - Is it Right for Our Office Today and in the Future?

Before the COVID outbreak, teledentistry had been successfully integrated into dental offices—to effectively triage patients and conduct problem-focused evaluations. But, is teledentistry right for your team and your patients—today and in the future? During this presentation you will have the opportunity to analyze the benefits and start-up considerations for implementing teledentistry within your office. Our presenter will also provide an introduction to the privacy and billing implications of teledentistry while sharing start-up considerations related to HIPAA, documentation, and dental coding.
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How to complete this course

  1. Watch the video.
How to receive CE credit
  1. Register for the course. Course Number CF3026.
  2. Complete your brief quiz and course evaluation.
  3. Receive a Certificate of Completion via email.


Learn How To

  • Analyze teledentistry’s risk and benefits
  • Review teledentistry legislation and policy
  • Discuss how teledentistry can be utilized to care for your patients in the short term and over the long term
  • Implement teledentistry within your office: billing insurance, reimbursement documentation, and informed consent

Additional Resources

The American Teledentistry Dental Association Fact Sheet

Training Methods

Electronically mediated: illustrated lectures, case studies

Credits and Fees




1.5 hours

Minnesota Credits

1.5 Fundamental Credit Hours

Includes CORE Subject Areas:

  • Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
  • Patient Communication
  • Record Keeping


Angela Hastings, DMD, is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Dental Outreach Program at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Hastings graduated from Hamline University and completed her dental studies at the College of Dental Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences. Before her work with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Hastings served as the Dental Director for Greater Portland Health, trained dental students studying at the University of New England, and provided care in private practice.

Additional Details

Recorded: April 27, 2020. Reviewed and launched: July 2020. Expiration date: 2023.

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