Kerry Washington says that accessing dental care online should be a basic human right … which is why she will fight for minorities by lobbying California officials.
The actress shot a letter, obtained by TMZ, telling California State Senator Steve glazer why she opposes a bill known as the Dental Practice Act – which would require dentists to make in-person visits with patients before using telehealth. For example, if someone wants direct-to-consumer services – such as aligners or teeth whitening – they will need to go to the dentist in person first.
Kerry says the bill would have negative effects on minority groups who often do not have access to health care, especially dental care. Kerry said: “I firmly believe that all communities, and especially those that have been historically marginalized, deserve to have access to quality and affordable health care – and in this case dental care – for themselves. and for their children. It is a fundamental human right.
BTW … Kerry’s partnership with the company, Byte … a teledentic and orthodontic company. She says, “Companies like Byte are expanding access to teledentia and making it possible for all groups, especially low-income Black and Latin American communities, to receive the dental and orthodontic care they need and need. ‘they deserve.
NBA Star Draymond Green and LeAnn Rimes also opposed the bill. California NAACP Prez Alice huffman, says, “Today more than ever, the African American community needs as many options as possible to bridge the gap in oral health care. African Americans and others in of color have the right to affordable, quality health care. “
The legislature is expected to debate the bill fairly soon.