The global pandemic created by the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus has drastically altered the way doctors approach health care – particularly in the field of dental medicine. For many dentists, the landscape that awaits after the dust has settled will look radically different than the way they remembered it. Improvisation and adaptation to virtual health technologies will become the new normal for the dental practitioner in a post-Corona world. This presentation will outline a quick-start guide to the increasingly trending topic of Teledentistry, and will bring the participants rapidly up to speed with what they need to know about this treatment modality, when to implement it, and how to claim for it.
- Review the history of teledentistry and the current applications that can be utilized in the contemporary dental practice.
- Determine the best practices related to HIPAA that will ensure the highest level of data security and patient privacy in the transmission of electronic patient health information.
- List the most appropriate CDT codes that should be applied to each unique patient encounter utilizing telecommunication protocols.
- Describe applications for teledentistry that apply to various specialties, including Prosthodontist, Orthodontics, and Periodontics/Oral Surgery.
Dr. Miles Reed Cone, DMD
Dr. Miles R. Cone is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and completed a three year Prosthodontic residency program while serving in the United States 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, Dr. Cone has 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 dual role as the owner of Nuance Dental Specialists, a private practice dental clinic limited to prosthetic dentistry in the heart of Portland, ME, and his role 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
Cornelia Cone, MA
Cornelia Cone is a native of South Africa where she holds Honors degrees in Political Science and Communications, as well as a Master’s 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 to her career path and co-founded an exclusive Prosthodontic start-up practice with her husband in the heart of Portland, Maine. Utilizing her past research experience, Cornelia has made the seamless transition to the peerreview process in the dental field with her pioneering articles on smartphone dental photography. Outside of her role as a published author, small-business owner, and international speaker, Cornelia can be found pursuing her MBA degree and raising her four children.
|CE Credits Awarded||1 Lecture CE Credit|
|AGD Subject Code||550|
|Educational Method||Electronically Mediated Live Lecture|
|Course Release Date||4/7/2020|