Teledentistry can become a revenue-generating addition to your practice while improving patient care. Since COVID, virtual visits are now part of reducing viral exposures in the dental office. This course will help define what teledentistry is and is not. Understanding synchronous, asynchronous, mHealth and tele-dental education is key to integrating into your practice model.
Prior to COVID, a survey by DentVox in 2019 showed that 78% of patients are likely to start using teledentistry in the next 5 years. During COVID, payors stepped up and started reimbursing teledentistry, several provided teledentistry for their members at no cost to the member. States expanded their teledentistry regulations, allowing dentists to provide teledentistry to their patients. Most importantly, teledentistry is a big advantage to patients, producing a powerful result—optimizing health.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to understand the following:
- History of TeleDentistry
- Understanding the definition of teledentistry
- The different methods to provide when helping patients return to dental care in a COVID-19 environment
- Basics of change in dentistry with implementing virtual visits
- How is virtual dental care delivered? What technology is necessary for providing care?
Cost for attending: $10 for AGD members, $20 for nonmembers.
AGD Subject Code: 550 Practice Management
Dr. Maria Kunstadter is the co-founder of The TeleDentists, the first Teledental platform to provide dental consultation services to the healthcare industry. Dr. Kunstadter spends countless hours advocating for dental/medical integration as a solution for improving healthcare. She is President of The TeleDentists, member of CTel Advisory Board as the first dentist, and is on the board of the American Teledental Association.