Dentulu Executive Advisors provides Telehealth and Teledentistry consulting services to help organizations evaluate, select and implement the right Teledentistry technology for your organization. Businesses across the nation have been affected by the impact of COVID-19, including healthcare providers, dental offices, DSO’s and even insurance carriers. Non-urgent patient visits have declined over the past few months, causing a significant decrease in revenue for many dental offices. Teledentistry and mobile dentistry services provide patients a safe alternative for on-site visits, allowing them to continue with routine visits, remotely.
Healthcare providers who offer Teledentistry services have not only retained their current patient base, but also noticed an increase in new patients. The use of Teledentistry services allows the dental industry to provide up to twice as many services to patients than they were able to before.
Dentulu Teledentistry kiosks provide patients the ability to virtually connect with their existing or new dental providers, without having to acquire the hardware/software necessary for at home Teledentistry care. These kiosks are commonly placed in community centers, hospitals, urgent care clinics or retail clinics, where patients are able to easily access them.
An additional benefit includes the ability to customize and private label kiosks and add hardware options like the MouthCam that allows providers to view inside the patients mouth from thousands of miles away.
Among the variety of Teledentistry technologies available, Teledentistry services via mobile apps are the most versatile and can access the largest audience on the go. Patients who own a smartphone or tablet can easily download Dentulu’s mobile app on both Android and IOS to visit their dentists remotely. These mobile apps provide patients the convenience of accessing documents and records virtually anywhere. Additionally, dental organizations who use Teledentistry mobile apps are able to send users daily reminders, patient education, digitized forms and many more services straight to their device.
Offering Teledentistry services require EHR integration but what level of integration do you need? Not all platforms will integrate with your EHR nor do all Teledentistry companies control their own software and are white labeling others with limited integration and expansion capacities.
Commonly referred to as “self-monitoring” or “self-testing”, remote dental monitoring tools assist dental providers by remotely monitoring the oral health of their patients. The dental monitoring capabilities of Dentulu and the MouthCam can provide benefits for various specialties in Dentistry. In addition to lowering the costs associated with frequent patient visits, it also remains in compliance with HIPAA guidelines and standards.
Introducing a marketplace allows for multiple ways to benefit patients who can now participate in financing, insurance acquisition, and even product purchases on the Dentulu. Providers can similarly purchase equipment and materials directly on Dentulu.
The benefits of implementing Teledentistry services is apparent, but the vehicle or vehicles in which dental providers choose to offer Teledentistry can make a difference. Before dental providers and carriers begin implementing Teledentistry services, they should consider which technologies to use based on their location, infrastructure and current patient base. Below are some of the top Teledentistry technologies from Dentulu in 2020.
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