Dental hygienist Mireya Rodriguez conducts an initial screening on Ammi Alvarez, 4, at Silva Head Start in Los Angeles as part of a pilot program to increase oral health awareness, offer preventive care and provide children early access to treatment.
Using an intraoral camera, dental hygienist Mireya Rodriguez records digital images of 4-year-old Aezon Solis Cueras’ teeth.
Hendryk Rodriguez already has nine stainless steel crowns, multiple fillings and signs of infection. This is the second time the four-year-old has been examined by a dental hygienist.
Teledentistry is changing the dynamics of dental care delivery to children in low-income communities in South Los Angeles. Watch the video I produced for KHN.