Great Lakes Dental will use In Hand Dental’s teledentistry app with its brand of clear aligners to improve communication and case management.

Great Lakes Dental Technologies announced a new partnership with In Hand Dental, the developer of a platform used for remote monitoring, teledentistry, and virtual consultations.

Great Lakes will offer the platform under its brand for clear aligners. Doctors can customize the free patient application, enhancing practice-patient communication and case management.

Great Lakes intends to make additional treatment options available through the platform, including traditional braces, whitening treatments, TMJ-Splint therapy, and Sleep-Airwary therapy.

“We were impressed with the idea of branding this exciting technology and offering the platform to our customers to improve patient outcomes, reduce chair time, and add value to their practices,” said John Ende, Great Lakes president and chief executive officer. “We are always looking for solutions to help our customers, and In Hand Dental’s unique model offers us that opportunity.”

The HIPPA-compliant teledentistry platform connects dentists and orthodontists directly with patients. The AI-enabled telehealth solution for clear aligners is designed so doctors can provide safe, timely care while reducing in-patient visits. It is scalable and customizable, allowing practices to monitor patient progress, conduct virtual visits, send treatment reminders, answer questions, and provide educational materials, videos, and photos.

Subscriptions are available based on the number of clinical users and patients.

In Hand Dental is powered by In Hand Health, a Kansas City-based software technology firm whose platform creates software solutions for practices to market their services and treat patients from initial consultation to wellness periods.

Photo courtesy of Great Lakes Dental Technologies