Spotlight / Telehealth

Spotlight: Remote dentistry equips the underserved with better care

from WRVO

Six-year-old Jason Green is spending his afternoon at the dentist’s office, but his focus is on the many stickers he is earning by behaving during the appointment.

“Well, I have been really good,” Jason beams, holding a stack of adhesive monster truck drawings.

For his mom, Melissa Green, the exciting part of this appointment is that she’s able to have her son seen by a dentist without having to travel too far from her rural upstate New York community. Otherwise she would need a friend to drive herself, her son and infant daughter an hour west to Rochester where the nearest dental hospital is located.

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