MouthWatch Announces 2022 Teledentistry Innovation Awards

The fifth annual Teledentistry Awards recognized 5 individuals and organizations who have made great strides in advancing teledentistry in 2022.

MouthWatch held its 5th annual Teledentistry Awards, “The Tellies,” at the 2022 Greater New York Dental Meeting. Five winners were announced, each recognized for their great contributions to teledentistry, according to MouthWatch CEO and founder Brant Herman.

“It was great to return to our traditional live awards ceremony to recognize 5 outstanding examples of how teledentistry is rapidly moving beyond an emergency triage role and becoming a core technology for improving access to care and wide range of patient outcomes.” Herman said in a press release from the company.

The Tellies were created to recognize the ways teledentistry is implemented across dentistry, including hygiene, education, and more. They were also created to recognize individuals who are advancing the field in teledentistry. 2022’s winners were; Tiffany Grant, RDH, CEO of Access Teledentistry, and educator; Dr Jin Xiao, author of an extensive study and proponent of artificial intelligence in teledentistry; Fones School of Dental Hygiene, University of Bridgeport, for utilizing teledentistry in dental education, spearheaded by Dr Jennifer Boyce; Floss and Gloss, launched under the direction of Leah Smothers, RDH, for providing children access to oral care in Western Kentucky; and Apple Tree Dental, a nonprofit that has overcome barriers to oral health through teledentistry.

Award winners this year were recognized at an in-person ceremony.

“Congratulations to this year’s Teledentistry Innovation Awards winners,” Herman said in the press release. “They are proof positive that when a teledentistry solution such as TeleDent by MouthWatch is put into the hands of forward-thinking, patient-focused providers and educators, innovation occurs. We’re proud to be a part of these programs that are driving the future of virtual patient care.”