New Calif. Initiative Uses Telemedicine To Provide Dental Care to Children
A four-year pilot project will aim to facilitate remote consultations to improve children's access to dental care at 15 community locations throughout California, the Sacramento Business Journal reports.
The Verizon Foundation provided $100,000 to cover the cost of the first year of the program, which will provide dental care at no cost to more than 400 foster care students in Sacramento and additional foster care students at a second site in Southern California.
The California Dental Association, the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and the California HealthCare Foundation created the project (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal, 9/21).
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