Teledentistry Trends in the United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Miranda Werts, Prashanta Patel, and Elizabeth Mertz

Oct 2022

This report reviews the use of teledentistry following the COVID-19 pandemic in 4 states—California, Maine, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin—and the supports needed to enhance dental care in a post-COVID-19 world. States were selected for case studies based on the following parameters: existence of teledentistry regulation, Medicaid reimbursement of telehealth (including teledentistry), payment parity, state Medicaid expansion, Medicaid dental benefits for adults, and direct access for dental hygienists and/or dental assistants.