New Telemedicine Project Will Provide Improved Access to Dental Care for Underserved Communities in California

New Telemedicine Project Will Provide Improved Access to Dental Care for Underserved Communities in California

Low-income residents in the San Fernando Valley will receive improved access to dental care, thanks to a new telemedicine project created by the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.

Known as the Virtual Dental Home, the project will give participating dentists a simple yet secure means to electronically examine a patient remotely with help from dental hygienists and dental assistants in underserved communities

The California Dental Association Foundation, the California HealthCare Foundation, Verizon and MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity), a nonprofit organization that provides services to the neediest residents of the San Fernando Valley, collaborated on the project. The Verizon Foundation awarded a $100,000 grant to support the first year of the Virtual Dental Home at MEND's Pacoima facility, the project's Southern California site, and at another site in Northern California.

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