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Oral care at a distance

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and Tulare County are physically far apart: The former is near the heart of Hollywood, the latter a collection of hardscrabble farming towns 170 miles to the north.

Yet a teledentistry program is allowing practitioners at the hospital to keep tabs on the oral health of students attending the Woodlake, Lindsay, and Cutler-Orosi school districts in Tulare County.