Advancements in technology drive change in dentistry. Teledentistry, for example, is an innovative and versatile technology that can be used by dental professionals to increase efficiency, reach, and impact with patients. What does teledentistry have to do with community impact?
Teledentistry enables dental professionals to expand reach by providing services in locations beyond traditional office settings; but how does teledentistry actually work?
Through modern communication and cloud-based workflows, including video conferencing, messaging and data sharing, teledentistry enables dental professionals to make access to dental care significantly more convenient and effective.
Helping mobile dentistry programs provide more patient benefit
Making mobile dentistry programs more effective
Integrating dental care into healthcare encounters
Dental care providers in Texas are using mobile dentistry to increase access to oral health care services for children in schools, blending onsite screenings with asynchronous data sharing via teledentistry to the office location and DDS. The intraoral images captured and shared not only make screening programs more effective, but help families see treatment needs and get looped into care earlier.
According to the CDC, 34 million school hours are lost each year in the US because of oral health issues.
Kare Mobile, for example, is determined to lift the barriers for those out of range of a practicing dentist by enabling more providers to deliver mobile care that is enhanced with teledentistry. Patients in the mobile operatory can have a live evaluation with a remote dentist and discuss their treatment needs.
Skilled nurses at senior living centers, assisted living centers, or other eldercare facilities, equipped with teledentistry can help dental professionals remotely assess patients as well as help them provide oral health services on site with provider-to-provider consultations.
As technology advances, new ways of promoting oral care like mobile dentistry are evolving to meet the needs of patients and practitioners. Discover how MouthWatch can help enhance dental care delivery and operational efficiency - for the oral health benefit of the communities you serve.