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The virtual dental home: bringing oral health to vulnerable and underserved populations

Glassman, P.; Harrington, M.; Namakian, M.; Subar, P.

Journal of the California Dental Association 40(7): 569-577


ISSN/ISBN: 1043-2256
PMID: 22916378
Accession: 056535305

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Large and increasing oral health disparities in the U.S. population led the Institute of Medicine to call for expanded research and demonstration of delivery systems that test new methods and technologies. These new methods include delivering oral health services in nontraditional settings, using nondental professionals, expanded roles for existing dental professionals and new types of dental professionals, and incorporating telehealth technologies. The virtual dental home is a system that demonstrates the characteristics called for by the IOM.

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