The Rise of Teledentistry
With the large switch to telemedicine in recent times, many are familiar with the ability to access medical and/or veterinary providers, but the teledentistry industry has only just begun to solidify itself within the telehealth world.
The importance of dental health can often be overlooked as individuals try to wait out dental work. However, with the many nerves and blood vessels in the mouth, a minor infection can turn into a serious health risk if left untreated. Thus, with teledentistry, patients can connect with a dental provider from their homes, making it easier than ever to receive the dental care they need.
What it Offers Patients
Teledentistry can be accessed through telemedicine platforms, offering the same modes of communication and sharing as medical and/or veterinary programs. With MomentMD, users can connect with a healthcare provider from the safety of their home through a smartphone, tablet, or desktop. For dental-related needs, teledentistry is perfect in preventative methods, pre-opt procedures, and post-op procedures. This reduces the need for physical visits that require driving to the office, consultation fees, and dressing up just to go to the dentist office. Patients can take advantage of MomentMD?s user-friendly interface, which makes it simple to complete a consultation through video, request same-day/next-day prescription delivery, and even view test results and scans all from the comfort of home. Checking in with your provider while staying comfortable in your pajamas has never been easier. More so, with MomentMD’s cash-based system, patients who are uninsured can still receive quality care at competitive costs.
What it Offers Providers
For providers, teledentistry offers individuals the opportunity to increase their patient registry and outreach. With MomentMD, providers are able to utilize the telemedicine platform internally for their current patients, marketing their names and businesses, but are also discoverable by new patients in their area. Since the platform is an appointment based system, providers can ensure they are available for patients at high peak times and optimize their schedule to help as many patients as possible any given day. The telemedicine platform makes it especially efficient to conduct pre-opt and post-opt consultations, allowing providers to communicate with patients on guidelines for procedures, check-in on the healing process, and provide patients with any prescriptions they may need for recovery. With teledentistry, dental providers can make sure their patients stay connected and receive the care they need.