The teledentistry platform is currently being accessed by over 3 million members across the United States.
DialCare has launched a teledentistry program offering 24/7 access to licensed dental practitioners nationwide via phone or video consultation. Teledentistry combines the technology of DialCare’s telemedicine platform with affiliate company Careington International Corporation’s 40 years of expertise in the discount and PPO dental benefits industry. According to the company, DialCare Teledentistry is already being accessed by over 3 million members across the U.S. The company says it expects tremendous growth in the coming months.
DialCare Teledentistry offers members 24/7 virtual access to dental providers licensed to practice in their state. Over a phone call or video chat, practitioners can assist with oral health problems or pain, assess oral sores, lesions, swelling or infections, advise on orthodontic needs and how to deal with broken, chipped, sensitive or misaligned teeth, gum swelling and bleeding, and provide expert second opinions. Additionally, when medically appropriate, dental professionals can write prescriptions for non-DEA controlled substances, which members can pick up at a pharmacy of their choice.
Prior to the pandemic, DialCare was offering virtual care services through its Physician Access and Mental Wellness Programs.
“We are thrilled to officially launch the DialCare Teledentistry program for individual consumers and businesses alike,” said Jeremy Hedrick, DialCare president. “The COVID-19 crisis has intensified the need for teledentistry, and we are pleased to introduce the teledentistry program as a much-needed virtual solution for dental care during the pandemic and beyond.”
According to the company, the DialCare Teledentistry program can be included as part of a fully insured or self-funded offering for groups, employers, and organizations, as well as through direct-to-consumer individual offerings. DialCare also offers comprehensive telemedicine and telebehavioral health programs that can be offered independently or alongside the teledentistry program. All programs run on DialCare’s platform that offers single connectivity to members.