Starting business in Dr. Jerry Herman’s dental office in downtown Manhattan, MouthWatch has become the market share leader in intraoral cameras and the first to develop a comprehensive, built-for-dentistry teledentistry platform. Celebrating our first 10 years in business, we look forward to helping dental professionals provide the best in patient care and do more dentistry in the years to come.
Here are some more reflections on 2022…
MouthWatch Celebrates Innovators
5th Annual Tellies
For the 5th consecutive year, MouthWatch recognized dental professionals who incorporated teledentistry in innovative ways into their practice at the 2022 Tellie Awards. We celebrated the inspiring organizations and individuals using teledentistry to make oral care more accessible and effective for their patients. Learn about the winners of the 2022 Tellies on the Teledentistry Innovation Awards website!
Supporting Future Leaders in Dentistry
For the second year in a row, MouthWatch partnered with the American Dental Education Association to deliver two scholarships to dental and dental hygiene students who are looking to help pioneer transformative changes in oral care. While at ADEA 2022, Miranda Menk and Amanda Swanson were awarded the 2022 Patti DiGangi Scholarship for Dental Hygiene Innovation. Congratulations to both recipients. We look forward to seeing what you accomplish!
MouthWatch Learning Expands
Since 2012, MouthWatch has sought to expand people’s understanding on the capabilities of teledentistry and best practices in intraoral imaging. Through countless blogs, articles, conference presentations, and more, we’ve made teledentistry a bigger part of the discussion around oral health and given dental professionals useful tips on how to use intraoral cameras for practice success and improved patient experience.
Early in 2022, MouthWatch was given the ability to provide CE credit through our MouthWatch Learning courses. Dental professionals can now enroll in CE courses such as The ROI of Teledentistry: Taking the Mystery Out of Billing for Virtual Visits and Teledentistry and HIPAA: Safeguarding Patient Data in a Virtual World, as well as many others. Sign up to get updates from us and be the first to take advantage of future CE credit offerings at MouthWatch.
And the Award Goes to…
MouthWatch was honored to be the recipient of several awards throughout 2022. MouthWatch was recognized as NJBIZ’s 1-50 Employees Business of the Year and Inc. Magazine’s 5000-Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. We also celebrated awards for our products, including Dentistry Today’s Top Innovative Products for 2022 for TeleDent and Dentaltown’s Townie Choice Award for the MouthWatch Intraoral Camera. Technology Innovators Media Group recognized MouthWatch Founder and CEO Brant Herman as one of the Top 50 Healthcare Technology CEOs. We’d like to thank the organizations that offer these awards and those who participated in the voting. These awards help raise awareness for companies and technologies that are determined to transform the future of healthcare.
What Will a Plus+ Add to Your Practice?
Last year we introduced our new True1080p HD intraoral camera, the MouthWatch Plus+. The MouthWatch Plus+ captures photos in true anatomical color and streams live video at an industry-leading 60 FPS (frames per second), while having the same seamless integration as our original intraoral camera. MouthWatch Plus+ orders are now being shipped out daily! We love hearing about patients’ reactions to the new Plus+ camera and seeing the HD images captured in operatories around the world.
Case Study at 85 Locations
TeleDent, our teledentistry solution, continues to be incorporated into practices looking to increase access and enhance the patient experience. Advantage Dental+, a DSO composed of several practice locations across the United States, was looking for a solution that supported a holistic approach to the delivery of oral health care during the pandemic and beyond. TeleDent checked all the boxes, leading to its implementation at 85 Advantage Dental and DentaQuest Care Group practice locations for all virtual patient encounters. Since implementing teledentistry, Advantage Dental+ has experienced an overwhelmingly positive response from patients using TeleDent and has seen a significant decline in overhead costs for delivering appointments. Learn more about how teledentistry has transformed Advantage Dental+’s practices.
Dentrix and Open Dental integrations
Integration with practice management software continues to be a top priority for the TeleDent team. After receiving feedback from TeleDent users, we focused initial development efforts on TeleDent integrations with Dentrix and Open Dental. Those goals were achieved and TeleDent integrations were announced earlier this year for Dentrix G6-G7 and Open Dental Software.
Hygiene School Adoption
Teledentistry and intraoral cameras continue to be offered and used at an increasing number of practices, organizations, and schools every year. The NYU College of Dentistry was recently awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to prepare dental and dental hygiene students to care for underserved populations in their community. Similarly to Middlesex County College, the college will be adding teledentistry and intraoral cameras to their existing curriculum to enable students to use these technologies in their future careers to coordinate care, triage dental emergencies, and refer for specialty care.
For the 2022 Fall semester, Middlesex County College adopted TeleDent by MouthWatch as part of its dental hygiene program and existing community outreach programs. We’re honored to be a part of this forward-looking dental hygiene program that prepares its students for the future of dentistry and virtual care.
Teledentistry Legislative Wins
Oral health legislation is Voters across the country celebrated wins this past November, with many new and existing pieces of oral health-focused legislation voted on. Voters of Massachusetts celebrated one of the biggest wins of the night with the passing of a measure that will require carriers to spend at least 83% of revenues on members’ dental expenses and improvements instead of administrative costs. Voters in Maine celebrated their own victory, with their measure to continue adding fluoride to their public water system passing by only 338 votes. These are just two of the many instances of people becoming more aware and vocal about oral health equity and accessibility.
Generating More Awareness about Teledentistry
This past year, MouthWatch attended over 15 different events around the country, where we invited attendees to learn about and use our products and software firsthand. We had a great time participating in events like GNYDM 2022 and APHA 2022, where we connected with friends and colleagues. We look forward to seeing you all stop by our booth again next year!
What’s Next for 2023?
We’d like to thank our customers and everyone we met and worked with in 2022 for a successful and memorable 10th anniversary year. We have witnessed the evolution of dentistry and oral healthcare over the past few years and are excited to see what new possibilities technology will create in years ahead.
We’re going to be a further part of that evolution in 2023 with a new product launch that will help increase the reach of oral care and open new opportunities to integrate dental care and oral health into people’s lives in ways that make a difference and build new businesses.