The author, Margaret Scarlett, DMD, says teledentistry will continue to be a problem-based solution during and post coronavirus pandemic, to increase patient volume and increase practice efficiency.
MouthWatch LLC recently published a whitepaper entitled “Teledentistry: Post-COVID-19 Use for Safe, Efficient and Evidence-Based Care.” Written by CDC consultant and infectious disease expert Margaret Scarlett, DMD, the paper presents teledentistry as a viable, problem-based solution for dental professionals and patients alike.
According to MouthWatch chief executive officer and founder, Brant Herman, “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.”
The whitepaper covers a number of topics including the origins of teledentistry, how it has been used and tested in public health settings, needed policy changes, current uses, and post-pandemic teledentistry.
“The main takeaway of this whitepaper is that teledentistry will continue to be a problem-based solution to increase patient volume and increase practice efficiency during and post-pandemic,” said Scarlett. “What’s more, teledentistry will soon take its rightful place as must-have dental technology.”
“Teledentistry: Post-COVID-19 Use for Safe, Efficient and Evidence-Based Care” is available as a free download.