Finally, a Practical Solution
to Integrating Medical and Dental Care
Why Teledentistry For Medical-Dental Integration?
Truly Integrated Care Will Require It
Integrated care requires better communication between medical and dental settings. Oral health and systemic disease are connected. The respective Healthcare providers need to be connected.
REDUCING COMPLICATIONS IN COMPLEX PROCEDURES
Many medical procedures carry a risk of serious oral health complications. Better coordinated care between dental and medical providers is possible with teledentistry.
ERs / URGENT CARE CENTERS NEED A SOLUTION
PHYSICIANS NEED A BETTER WAY TO REFER TO DENTISTS
Physicians feel the dental referral process is broken. The result is fewer patients getting the coordinated care they need, possibly complicating other medical issues and delaying when they get dental treatment.
REDUCE THE NUMBER OF MISSED TOUCHPOINTS IN CARE
Placing an intraoral camera and TeleDent in settings such as nursing homes, school nurse’s offices and pediatric medical offices connects these patients to the dental home they need.
How TeleDent Integrates Medical and Dental Care
Removing the Guesswork from Redirecting Urgent Care/ER visits
With a teledentistry tool in place an Emergency Department or Urgent Care Clinic can get a quick consult with a dental professional to assess whether they need to be redirected to a dentist. It’s estimated the savings from avoidable dental ER visits could be as much as $1.7 Billion.
Adding Early Intervention Touchpoints in Childhood Oral Health
A Pediatric or Family Practice Physician may see that a patient has possible oral health issues (caries is the predominant avoidable childhood disease). But physicians are dissatisfied with the dental referral process. With a teledentistry system in place, a concerned physician uses TeleDent to do a guided capture of exam details and intraoral imaging, securely shared via the cloud for clinical dental evaluation and triage. And the patient can be connected to the dentist while still in the physician’s exam room with a quick real-time video consultation with the remote dentist.
Equipping more providers to connect patients to dentists
Medical specialists. Physician assistants. Home care providers. FQHC staff. Emergency medical staff. School nurses. SBHC teams. The network in medical and healthcare settings for clinical dental intervention and assistance is widely expanded with TeleDent.
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