ProHEALTH Dental, a dental organization with 9 affiliated practices, selects Teledentix to power its teledentistry program.
Founded in 2016, ProHEALTH Dental was formed to break down the historical barrier between medicine and dentistry with the goal to improve oral and overall health, as many patients are unaware of the connection between poor oral health and chronic diseases. Due to the COVID – 19 pandemic, ProHEALTH Dental has suspended all elective or non-emergency dental care, but it has remained open on a limited basis as a community resource for patients with dental emergencies.
“We felt it was critical to provide our patients an alternative manner in which to connect with our dental team. Teledentistry enables ProHEALTH Dental patients the opportunity to securely interact with a dentist in real-time without having to leave their home” said Dr. Bruce Valauri, Chief Dental Officer – Clinical Affairs. “Our goal with Teledentistry is to understand the patient’s dental needs and, as a first priority, recommend solutions they could possibly use at home to help reduce their pain and symptoms, rather than have an in-office visit. In addition, ProHEALTH Dental fully supports the hospitals and health care professionals who are treating COVID-19 patients and we feel, with Teledentistry, we are doing our part to keep people out of the hospital ER and limiting exposure when at all possible.”
Conducted using secure video conferencing from Virtual Dental Care, Inc., ProHealth Dental’s teledentistry visits allow a dentist to assess the symptoms that a patient is experiencing and, using the camera, to get a visual sense of any swelling or infection. This information can help determine the best next steps for the patient, which may be a prescription or an in-office visit with a dentist. If an office visit is determined to be necessary, patients are screened for COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors prior to their visit and in-person, including fever.
“Launching Teledentix now enables us to handle the demand for emergency care through the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic” added Dr. Valauri. “ProHEALTH Dental is known for having state-of-the-art offices that utilize the latest in dental technology. Virtual Dental Care’s implementation was very quick and easy. We intend to continue to partner with Virtual Dental Care to offer Teledentistry solutions to our patients long after the current COVID-19 situation ends.”
About ProHEALTH Dental
ProHEALTH Dental is committed to providing its patients with the best preventative and restorative dental care. ProHEALTH works with the most respected dentists and specialists across nine locations in Long Island, Queens, and Westchester to make sure that its patients have optimal oral health, as we know that this is a crucial part of overall health and wellness. For more information, visit our website at prohealthcaredental.com.
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 get.teledentix.com