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There are multiple advantages for using teledentistry within DSOs and group practices: consistency, quality, training, more interaction, and most importantly, happy patients. Learn how from this teledentistry company founder, Dr. Julia Heinrichs.
With most providers open for comprehensive dental services, telehealth has become a path to provide safe, efficient and accessible dental care during the pandemic. A new report from the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement — based on findings from a survey of 2,767 providers — highlights the continued value of telehealth and its opportunity to provide additional revenue while enhancing dental care access for current and new patients.
COVID-19 has changed the job interview process. One option is the mask-covered job interview, as candidates arrive in masks, exposing your team to needless germs. Plus, the interviewer and interviewee are both handicapped when it comes to reading facial expressions.
A better option is the virtual job interview. You may feel exhausted by virtual meetings. But the fact remains that almost everyone is proficient with teleconferencing technology these days, and conducting job interviews online has several other advantages.
Have you ever lost a patient between the cracks of his or her general dental appointment and a specialist referral? Here's how it commonly happens: A patient is handed off to the front office for a referral to see a specialist and is simply handed some business cards. I recently witnessed this while visiting a friend's dental office.
I immediately asked myself, "How will the general dentist know if the patient received the needed treatment? And if the patient did, did he or she choose a specialist who works well with the general dentist?" The traditional referral system is broken, and teledentistry can fix it.
It may be a case of being careful what you wish for. During the past several months, dental professionals have been asking when they will be able go back to work and practice full-time dentistry. But as states nationwide have authorized dentists to begin practicing again, the question becomes “Now what?” With the coronavirus diminished but not vanquished, we’re also asking a slew of other new questions.
It may sound cliché, but I think I’d have a nice passive income if I had a dime for each time a company contacted me about patient acquisition marketing. It seems like 99% of my LinkedIn messages and emails guarantee me new patients. I politely wish them the best (they’re just doing their job) and focus on what I’ve discovered to be a more effective means of bringing new patients into my practice: free remote corporate screenings powered by teledentistry.