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What is teledentistry

Teledentistry is a teledental visit via videoconference between a dentist and a patient regarding an urgent dental or oral health problem, at the place of a patient. It can also give patients improved access to information about the importance of oral health.

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extension of Telehealth

video chat

live video chat (synchronous) -Synchronous communications are two-way communications in which dentists and patients can converse with each other in real-time. It is exchange of clinical information and images .


 Asynchronous transmission of photographs, video, and digital impressions through an electronic communications system to a practitioner. This information is then used to diagnose or provide a service. 

remote monitoring

RPM is collecting personal health and medical data from patients via electronic medical device technologies. The dentist can access it for monitoring conditions and supporting care delivery. 

Teledentistry was a boon in recent spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) when physicall contact was avoided

This dental care delivery model is especially useful, as it helps to create equity in oral health by extending the availability of dental care outside of the constraints of the dentist’s availability.

4 Reasons Why Teledentistry Will Help Change Oral Health

1.Whether in the midst of an infectious disease outbreak or natural disaster, teledentistry will help ensure that people do not lose access to care.

2.Teledentistry can help reduce costs

3.Adults benefit from teledentistry models that offer them flexible options for receiving care, consultations with dental providers,

4.Another recent CareQuest Institute survey demonstrates that patients are satisfied with their teledentistry experiences and appreciate the flexibility it offers

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