Teledentistry: Increasing Utilisation of Oral-health Services for Children in Rural Areas.

Surdu S, Langelier M. Teledentistry: Increasing Utilisation of Oral-health Services for Children in Rural Areas. Sage Journals. Published online October 18, 2020. doi: 10.1177/1357633X20965425

Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/KZPC6IWJ5PDJN5SK9CYS/full

The objective of this study was to evaluate factors influencing utilisation of follow-up oral-health services in general dentistry clinics among children subsequent to a teledentistry consultation and treatment with a paediatric dental specialist. The study found that case severity and compliance with treatment were predictors of utilisation of oral-health services in general dentistry clinics. An additional finding was that case-management interventions were important in facilitating specialty dental care.