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Teledentistry is the use of information technology and telecommunications for dental care, consultation,[1] education, and public awareness (compare telehealth and telemedicine).

Teldentistry can also be used to assist general dentists with speciality work[2] and improve services to underserved populations such as in rural or less developed areas.[3]

The US Department of Defense launched a teledentristy program called Total Dental Access in 1994.[4]


  1. ^ Clark, GT (2000). "Teledentistry: What is it now, and what will it be tomorrow?". Journal of the California Dental Association. 28 (2): 121–7. PMID 11323836. 
  2. ^ "Teledentistry Shows Potential to Assist Rural Communities". NIH. December 24, 2008. 
  3. ^ Chen, Jung-Wei; Hob-Dell, Martin H.; Dunn, Kim; Johnson, Kathy A.; Zhang, Jiajie (2003). "Teledentistry and its use in dental education". Journal of the American Dental Association. 134 (3): 342–6. PMID 12699048. doi:10.14219/jada.archive.2003.0164. 
  4. ^ Rocca, M. A.; Kudryk,, V. L.; Pajak, J. C.; Morris, T (1999). "The evolution of a teledentistry system within the Department of Defense". Proceedings / AMIA ... Annual Symposium. AMIA Symposium. Frederick, MD, USA.: 921–4. ISSN 1531-605X. PMC 2232632Freely accessible. PMID 10566495.