TeleDentistry might be a new term to you, and the idea of virtual appointments with your doctors is probably something you’ve heard quite a bit recently. The truth is, TeleDental appointments are a fantastic idea for times when it’s not ideal to leave your house, change plans, take off work, or for times when you’re away from your doctor and want to discuss your dental health problems with them remotely.
Virtual dental appointments can be done from the comfort of your home, at the office or even on vacation because they’re able to be held with either a webcam on your computer or via a video app on your cell phone.
TeleDentistry During COVID-19
Virtual appointments are also very important during our current COVID-19 pandemic because they allow our dentists to evaluate your current situation and make a determination if you should be seen in-office for a true dental emergency, or if we’re able to help provide treatments you can perform at home until we’re safely able to schedule you for an in-office visit.
After you request your virtual dental appointment
Once you’ve requested a TeleDental or virtual appointment with your dentist, our team will reach out to you to schedule a time that works for you and send out an invite link to the online appointment. If this is your first appointment, you’ll also be sent instructions on where to download the app for the virtual dental appointment and how you can join when it’s time to do so.
Once the Dentist is online
After your appointment has started and the dentist and you begin to talk with one of our teledentists, you’ll go through our virtual appointment examination process where the dentist can ask you a series of questions and cover the issues that are bothering you with your oral health. This process will help the dentist to determine the best method of treatment moving forward. Sometimes your virtual dentist appointment will require you to schedule a follow-up appointment either with our teledentistry program or for an in-office visit for more serious dental problems such as severe tooth pain or trauma.
Is Teledentistry Secure?
Our program uses applications and forms that are HIPAA compliant and that security of your data and conversations with our dentists extremely serious. If you have any questions regarding our process, please contact us today and our team will gladly answer your questions.