MouthWatch publishes teledentistry white paper

November 25, 2020

The paper presents teledentistry as a viable, problem-based solution for dental professionals and patients alike.

Teledentistry company MouthWatch recently published a white paper, “Teledentistry: Post-COVID-19 Use for Safe, Efficient, and Evidence-Based Care” which was written by Margaret Scarlett, DMD, an infectious disease expert and a consultant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The paper presents teledentistry as a viable, problem-based solution for dental professionals and patients alike, according to a press release from MouthWatch.

“Due to COVID-19, one of the long-term changes in how dental practices connect with their patients will be the adoption of a new teledentistry-driven protocol that will virtually assess the patient’s need for oral care, improve the safety and efficiency of the care provided in the dental office, and also enable the virtual follow-up with the patient on recently-provided care,” said MouthWatch founder and CEO Brant Herman.

The paper covers several main topics, including:

  • An introduction to teledentistry
  • Teledentistry’s military origins
  • Policy changes recommended by government agencies
  • Current uses
  • Post-pandemic teledentistry

“The main takeaway of this white paper is that teledentistry will continue to be a problem-based solution to increase patient volume and increase practice efficiency during and post-pandemic,” Dr Scarlett said. “What’s more, teledentistry will soon take its rightful place as must-have dental technology.”

Dr Scarlett’s white paper can be read in full here. For more information on MouthWatch and its TeleDent platform, visit mouthwatch.com.

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