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Virtual dental homes expand to improve oral health for those who need it most

2mo ago
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By Pamela K. Johnson In this story we go to South Los Angeles where an innovative program is improving oral health by bringing dental care to schools, nursing homes and residential facilities, virtually. Dental problems are one of the leading causes of school absences. People with disabilities and older adults in nursing homes can also face challenges getting to the dentist. Recently a pilot program, called Virtual Dental Home, got funding through a state assembly bill to bring the dentist to the patient using virtual technology.