Teledentistry can include patient care and education delivery using, but
not limited to, the following modalities:
- Live video (synchronous): Live, two-way interaction between a person
(patient, caregiver, or provider) and a provider using audiovisual
- Store-and-forward (asynchronous): Transmission of recorded health
information (for example, radiographs, photographs, video, digital
impressions and photomicrographs of patients) through a secure electronic
communications system to a practitioner, who uses the information to
evaluate a patient’s condition or render a service outside of a real-time
or live interaction.
- Remote patient monitoring (RPM): Personal health and medical data
collection from an individual in one location via electronic communication
technologies, which is transmitted to a provider (sometimes via a data
processing service) in a different location for use in care and related
support of care.
- Mobile health (mHealth): Health care and public health practice and
education supported by mobile communication devices such as cell phones,
tablet computers, and personal digital assistants (PDA).