The author is Nathan Suter, DDS. Dr. Suter is CEO of Access Teledentistry and owner of Green Leaf Dental Care in House Springs, Mo.
A graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree, Dr. Nathan Suter also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis.
Dr. Suter was instrumental in two pieces of legislative advocacy efforts in the State of Missouri. He presented the concept of teledentistry to the Missouri Dental Board and gathered the dental organizations to push the Missouri legislature to enact a statute that helped increase telehealth access.
Dr. Suter joined the Missouri Coalition for Oral Health in 2014 and is currently serving as the Chair on its board of directors. Dr. Suter implemented the first teledentistry program in the state of Missouri, increasing access to dental care for over 1,200 patients in the first year of operation. Recently, awarded with Missouri Dentist of the Year for his contributions to teledentistry advocacy.