The Coalition for Affordable Dental Access advocates for increased access to affordable dental care through innovative healthcare programs like teledentistry. We support expanding teledentistry platforms so that more Californians have access to affordable, high-quality oral care.
Teledentistry also encourages good dental hygiene which leads to higher overall health outcomes. The Coalition for Affordable Dental Access opposes any legislation that adds unnecessary barriers to accessible dental care.
This is why we oppose AB 1998 (Low):
Costs Californians an additional $1000 to access teledentistry services to straighten teeth.
Takes away CA licensed dentists’ right to determine clinical judgment when using teledentistry to straighten teeth.
Exposes patients to unwarranted, unnecessary, and harmful radiographs that have been directly linked to causing brain, thyroid, and meningioma cancer.
Creates barriers for disadvantaged communities to access teledentistry services with less accessibility and increased costs.
Join leaders across California who oppose AB 1998:
American TeleDentistry Association
Black Chamber of Commerce
Black Small Business Association
Compton Latino Chamber
Greater Sacramento Urban League
Latin Business Association
National Asian American Coalition
National Diversity Coalition
Urban Ministries, Inc.
Urban Outreach Foundation