Brave New World: A Quick Start Guide to Implementing Teledentistry Today

This webinar will provide a guide to teledentistry and bring participants rapidly up to speed with what they need to know about this treatment modality, when to implement it and how to submit claims for it.

Miles R. Cone, DMD, MS, CDT, FACP
Cornelia Cone, MA

Subject: 149 Multi-disciplinary Topics, 550 Practice Management and Human Relations
Credits: 1.5
Tuesday, April 21: 2:00–3:30 p.m. CDT
Audience: Dentists
Fee: Free

Description

The global pandemic created by the recent outbreak of the coronavirus has drastically altered the way we approach healthcare—particularly in the field of dentistry. For many dentists, the landscape that awaits will look radically different from the way they remember it. Improvisation and adaptation to virtual health technologies will become the new normal for the dental practitioner. This webinar will provide a guide to teledentistry and bring participants rapidly up to speed with what they need to know about this treatment modality, when to implement it and how to submit claims for it.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the advantages of teledentistry as they apply to current global circumstances. 
  • Identify audiovisual technologies that enable better communication with patients, the dental laboratory, colleagues and members of the allied health community. 
  • Review current legal and legislative regulations related to teledentistry.
  • Apply new concepts and technologies to existing and future patient base to augment successful treatment outcomes. 

Speaker Biographies

Miles R. Cone, DMD, MS, CDT, FACP, is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and completed a three-year prosthodontic residency program while serving in the U.S. Army before being honorably discharged as a field grade officer in the rank of Major. In addition to achieving board certification and diplomate status within his specialty, Cone also successfully challenged all the requirements necessary to earn his designation as a Certified Dental Technician. Currently, Dr. Cone’s career in civilian life revolves around his roles as owner of Nuance Dental Specialists, a private practice dental clinic limited to prosthetic dentistry in the heart of Portland, Maine, and as editor in chief of the American College of Prosthodontists quarterly publication, The Messenger. When Dr. Cone is not at the chair, in the classroom teaching or at the lab bench, he can be found lecturing on the international circuit, publishing extensively in peer-reviewed journals, and serving as a Key Opinion Leader for GC America, Amann Girrbach, Smile Line, VP Innovato Holdings, Bisco Dental, and Garrison Dental Solutions.

Cornelia Cone, MA, is a native of South Africa where she holds honors degrees in political science and communications, as well as a master of arts degree in international relations that she received from the University of Pretoria. In 2004, Cornelia immigrated from her home country to the United States to support her husband through dental school and residency training. Shortly thereafter, Cornelia made a dramatic shift in her career path and co-founded a prosthodontic start-up practice with her husband in the heart of Portland, Maine. Leveraging her research experience, Cornelia began publishing peer reviewed articles on the topic of smartphone dental photography. Outside of her role as a published author, small-business owner, and international speaker, Cornelia is pursuing an MBA and raising her four children.

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