MouthWatch introduces teledentistry program to RDH UOR attendees

MouthWatch introduces teledentistry platform to dental hygienists attending the RDH Under One Roof 2016 conference in Maryland.

Jul 26th, 2016

MouthWatch introduced a fully integrated teledentistry system, making it easy for dental hygienists to reach communities outside of dental offices to improve oral health screenings and dental triage without a major investment in hardware, software development, or training.

According to company founder and CEO Brant Herman: "TeleDent works as a standalone platform allowing, for instance, an RDH to easily and effectively provide oral health services such as screenings and preventative care outside of dental offices in their communities. TeleDent includes both store and forward and live video technologies so patients' oral health conditions can be evaluated by a dentist or specialist as needed. Using a tablet or laptop and intraoral camera, hygienists can now connect patients at a range of sites, such as nursing homes, schools, and more to effective screenings and time-sensitive triage of dental issues. This can lead to early treatment and new in-office patients for practices."

Teledentistry is a part of telehealth, which promises to connect medical professionals to patients who need care or guidance, regardless of location.

Herman said that, while telehealth has been effective in improving care and treatment across a range of medical specialties, teledentistry has been slow to arrive in dental practices, public health programs, and community clinics. The telehealth platforms are often not prepared to address the technological requirements of teledentistry, ranging from HIPAA-compliance to creating efficient methods for managing remote patient evaluations. Herman said TeleDent is positioned to effectively and affordably address these issues.

At RDH Under One Roof, one of the premier meetings for dental hygienists this July 28-30 (National Harbor, Maryland) MouthWatch (booth #227) will introduce the benefits for oral health outreach when dental hygienists are empowered with TeleDent. Until now, the costs and complexity of teledentistry has meant it was out of reach for individual hygienists or private practices.

MouthWatch, LLC was formed in March 2012 with the mission to improve communication, dental care, education, and connection between oral health care providers and their communities. TeleDent is the first and only product on the market that easily, securely, and affordably puts these technologies hands of the patient and dental practitioner.

For more information, contact Brant Herman at 877-544-4342 ext 50l.

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