Teledentistry and Increased Access in Missouri
Presented by Dr. Scott Howell
This presentation will focus on the teledentistry program developed at A. T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. ATSU-ASDOH has been working with teledentistry since 2015. The program has a focus on urban and suburban underserved populations including low income adults and seniors, adults with disabilities, and youth in detention. Topics covered will include reimbursement, technology, and developing partnerships. The presentation will also touch on what dental students are being taught to better understand teledentistry.
Dr. Scott Howell is an assistant professor at A. T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. He teaches topics in oral health for medical professionals, and dental public health to dental, physician assistant, and osteopathic medical students. He worked with his colleague, a dental hygienist, to develop a teledentistry program at ATSU-ASDOH. The teledentistry program works with low-income adults and seniors, adults with disabilities, and youth in detention. This program was designed to help underserved communities in the Phoenix area and to also teach dental students about teledentistry. Dr. Howell is the treasurer for the Special Care Dentistry Association and is pursuing board specialty status in dental public health.