Every interaction point with the healthcare system is an opportunity to address the totality of a patient’s well-being.
The mouth can be a window into what is happening in the rest of the body. Chronic periodontal disease can be a source of risk as well. Put differently, better oral health decreases overall healthcare costs. It only makes sense that a visit to a healthcare facility should be a place where a patient can receive oral health preventive services, and any risk to overall health can be evaluated through collaboration – even if it is virtual. With teledentistry software technology, Virtual Dental Care can help you devise the first step in a solution for the historical 150-year divide between medicine and dentistry. There is no longer a need for patients to be treated in physical silos.
Why not have a dental hygienist perform preventive services and gather diagnostic records onsite in a medical facility? If needed, a dentist is available via live videoconferencing.
In one medical dental integration model, a dental hygienist can setup a dental operatory in any open treatment room. The hygienist performs preventive services, oral health instructions, and gathers diagnostic records which are uploaded into Teledentix. The hygienist is teamed-up with a local bricks-and-mortar dental practice. The dentist will review the records remotely, speak with the patient, if necessary, and collaborate with medical personnel as needed. If in-office dental treatment is required, an appointment is made.
An Available Network of Dental Professionals
Rather than contract directly with and manage dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants and deal with the concomitant equipment and supplies issues, you can work with an available network of dental professionals. We will arrange for you to meet with the dentists and hygienists local to your facilities who currently use Teledentix and are interested in medical dental integrations.
Our software platform, Teledentix, is flexible enough to interact with other software applications. So, integration with your medical EHR is possible.