MouthWatch announced the winners of its 6th annual Teledentistry Innovation Awards, also known as “The Tellies.”
MouthWatch announced the winners of the 6th Annual Teledentistry Innovation Awards, also known as “The Tellies”.
The Tellies celebrate individuals, organizations, and programs that demonstrate a passion for continuous innovation, improved access to care, and better oral health through the use of teledentistry and virtual dental care applications.
“We congratulate our Tellie Award winners for their outstanding work in the communities they serve, the research they produce and for their ability to bring the success of teledentistry to the forefront in transforming care,” said Brant Herman, founder and chief executive officer of MouthWatch and Dentistry One.
The following award winners were honored at a dinner celebration held in New York City during the Greater New York Dental Meeting:
Winner Name: Marko Vujicic, chief economist and vice president, American Dental Association (ADA) Health Policy Institute
Award Category: Dental Industry Innovator
As a thought leader and researcher dedicated to improvements in dentistry, Marko Vujicic leads the ADA Health Policy Institute with unwavering dedication.
Winner Name: Nathan Suter, DDS
Award Category: Dental Innovator
Through his work with Enable Dental, Suter revolutionized care delivery by bringing mobile dental services directly to vulnerable populations and addressing accessibility challenges at the source.
Winner Name: Robyn Shafer, RDH
Award Category: Dental Hygiene Innovator
With only three years of experience in the field, Robyn Shafer, a dedicated dental hygienist, joined the Mainely Teeth team in October 2022.
Winner Name: Middlesex College, New Jersey
Award Category: Dental Education Innovator
Middlesex College provides dental screenings at a pre-school and a school for special needs students and uses teledentistry to make specific referrals for patients.
Winner Name: Swope Health Mobile Dental Unit
Award Category: Oral Health Program Innovator
During the 2022-2023 school year, the Swope Health Mobile Dental Unit (MDU) played a pivotal role in delivering essential preventative dentistry to 2,700 children in the Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO) and Kansas City, Kansas (KCKS) school districts, with teledentistry as the driving force behind their success.
Operating four days a week, they expertly serve over 75 schools with a single mobile unit. The program utilizes teledentistry to streamline the examination process, utilizing intraoral photos and x-rays sent asynchronously to a brick-and-mortar dental clinic for efficient treatment planning and scheduling.
“From supporting mobile services with teledentistry to reach vulnerable populations, reducing costs with virtual screenings and urgent care triage, to shaping the future of dentistry with continuous innovation, this year’s Tellie award winners are each paving the way for improved health outcomes,” said Herman.
To learn more about the Teledentistry Innovation Awards and this year’s winners, visit teledentistryinnovationawards.com.
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