Teledentix, by Virtual Dental Care (VDC), was recently rolled out at Mission Smiles’ mobile and teledentistry program to help increase capacity while delivering highly personalized care.
Mission Smiles is a unique non-profit dental organization, delivering dental care to patients below the poverty line at multiple treatment sites including churches and community centers.
Kathy McGartland, Mission Smiles Program Director, quickly realized the need for a teledentistry software to help streamline patient flow while creating an easier and more effective way for patients to interact with the Mission Smiles providers.
“With Teledentix we can now have patients complete digital forms, send in intraoral photos, and attend a virtual pre-appointment consultation that greatly reduces the amount of time need for the physical appointment when we are on site,” noted McGartland.
“Plus, it’s been a game changer for us to establish a face-to-face relationship with some of our patients who are terrified of the dentists because they haven’t been in years (or may never have seen a dentist). The virtual screenings allow us to address any concerns prior to the appointment and greet them with familiar face once they see us in person!”
Mission Smiles works with patients from all walks of life including the homeless, veterans, refugees, and human trafficking survivors.
“We’re honored to work with such an amazing organization that aligns with our mission here at Virtual Dental Care and Teledentix. We strive to help bridge the gap in dental care with innovative technology that can make the delivery of dental care more efficient, and Mission Smiles is a great example of how much Teledentix can help,” added Daniel Gates, VDC Director of Marketing.
About Virtual Dental Care and Teledentix
Teledentix, by Virtual Dental Care, is the most comprehensive teledentistry software on the market. Teledentix was built with a vision to help teledentistry become a widely used industry norm, expanding dentistry and a dentist’s role beyond the walls of a dental office - even into the broader healthcare system. For more information about Teledentix, visit https://get.teledentix.com/.
About Mission Smiles
Mission Smiles is a ministry of Mission Tampa which provides emergency dental care to patients below the poverty line in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. Mission Smiles operates a mobile dental truck to provide diagnostic and preventive dental treatment. Learn more about Mission Smiles at https://www.missiontampa.org/missionsmiles.