Pennsylvania

Bill to establish teledentistry care in Pennsylvania reintroduced in House

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A bill to establish teledentistry care in Pennsylvania has been reintroduced in the state House of Representatives.

According to Rep. Dan Frankel (D, Allegheny), the bill would also require insurers to cover teledental care.

Frankel said kids and adults who cant get to a traditional dentist’s office can get the care they need by connecting virtually.

“Adults and children throughout this commonwealth are not getting the dental care they need, which sets them up for years of pain and additional health consequences,” said Frankel.“My legislation would ensure that dental providers are able to use every tool to get that care to the patients most at risk for unmet dental needs, including rural and low-income populations.”

He is looking for co-sponsors of the bill.

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