Pioneering a New Dimension in Virtual Care 

 

The TeleDentists provides virtual dental visits for urgent oral/dental problems -- 24/7/365 -- and face-to-face next day appointments when needed.  

 

Here’s how it works;

 

Video consults connect the patient’s laptop, tablet or smart phone to a virtual dentist in The TeleDentists proprietary network 

 

  • Dentist diagnoses the patient’s problem using advanced virtual care technology
  • Dentist provides e-script for antibiotic and/or non-narcotic pain medication.
  • Dentist arranges follow-on care as needed: next -day appointments booked with an appropriate dentist, conveniently located near the patient. 

 

Benefits of Virtual Dental Care – Right Now.

 

  • Enhances patient access to dental care and pain relief
  • Eliminates guesswork about what is wrong
  • Avoids unnecessary, costly trips to the Hospital ED or Urgent Care clinic.
  • Supports dental practices nationwide​
  • Improves oral health. 

Solves Unmet Market Needs

 

Six million people annually experience an urgent dental problem but lack access to a regular dentist or are unable to find a dentist who can see them quickly.

 

Hospital Emergency Department (ED) dental visits are significant, costly public health problem.

 

American Dental Association documents over two million annual ED visits in the US for nontraumatic dental problems.

 

EDs not equipped or staffed to provide definitive dental solutions. Symptoms treated, but problems not resolved.

 

Delivers Value

 

The TeleDentists’ cloud-based service enables hospitals/urgent care facilities access to a specialist who can treat oral care level one problems at a fraction of the cost that would be incurred if treated by the ER doctor.

 

A Collaborative Partner

 

The TeleDentists saves money for health systems and insurance payers and generates new revenue for leading virtual care companies and sellers and re-sellers of telemedicine services serving insurance payers, self-insured entities, senior living centers, colleges and universities. 

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The TeleDentists Expands Executive Team, Appoints Telemedicine Pioneer as CEO​

Kansas City, MO – June 7, 2019 – As it continues to experience market growth, , the first-to-market virtual care solution transforming the way people treat urgent oral and dental problems, announces the expansion of its executive team with the appointment of Howard Reis as CEO. Reis brings considerable expertise from his work at the intersection of healthcare and telecommunications. “We’re pleased to welcome Howard, a recognized forerunner in the field of telemedicine, starting with his work as a project manager at Nynex Science and Technology in the early 1990s, managing early telemedicine trials with four Boston teaching hospitals,” says Maria Kunstadter, DDS, co-founder, The TeleDentists. “[The TeleDentists] are available anywhere people with urgent dental needs live, work and go for help when a dental problem emerges. Under Reis’ leadership I’m confident The TeleDentists will continue to leverage its already impressive market traction as we align with urgent care centers and health systems serving senior living centers, colleges and universities.” Reis has helped two separate teleradiology companies achieve Inc. 5000 status of fastest growing private companies.  While working in a Professional Services capacity for several consulting firms, such as Accenture, The Castleton Group, Telmarc and SAIC/Bellcore, he played a key role in enabling several major healthcare institutions achieve new strategic initiatives. The Teledentists’ unique teledentistry platform uses advanced telehealth technology, provides immediate access and assessment from a quality dentist who can prescribe non-opioid pain relief or antibiotic prescriptions as needed and a next day appointment with a dentist near the patient.  Reis says, “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to lead such an impressive company forward, not only because this tele-dentistry service meets the needs of millions of people each year who need immediate care for urgent dental issues, but also because it’s the first of its kind and relies upon a proprietary, national network of Board Licensed dentists.” About The TeleDentistsThe TeleDentists is pioneering tele-dentistry with an easily accessible solution to urgent oral and dental problems 24/7/365. A proprietary, national network of Board Licensed dentists use secure online video consults to connect with patients’ smart phones, laptops or tablets. They diagnose problems, start remediation and, when needed, arrange next business day appointments with a conveniently located dentist. The service is available to hospitals, urgent care facilities, retail clinics, self-insured corporations, senior-living centers, universities and telemedicine service providers. Furthermore, starting June 17, The TeleDentists will be offering direct-to-consumer consults. Visit www.theteledentists.com​

The TeleDentists Partners with Resellers, Employers, Health Systems, Urgent Care:  Brings National Dental Teledentistry Solution to Millions of Americans​

St. Louis, MO – April, 2019 –  Thanks to a growing number of industry partnerships, employer relationships and reseller agreements, TeleDentists’ unique teledentistry solution is now available to provide consultations for non-traumatic urgent dental care at any time and from anywhere.-- representing a full spectrum of healthcare delivery in multiple settings  from hospitals and urgent care centers to colleges, universities, company clinics and senior living centers. The solution includes immediate access to a quality dentist who can access the problem, prescribe prescriptions as needed, and schedule a next day in-person appointment with a nearby dentist. “We are rapidly expanding our corporate footprint, bringing to market a low-cost telehealth service provided by a quality dentist to deal with urgent dental issues – like a tooth ache, mouth sores or pain,” says Maria Kunstadter, DDS, co-founder, The TeleDentists. “These partnerships increase our reach, helping people to access care, whether it’s in the middle of the night, a long holiday weekend or while traveling. The size and scope of these partnerships speaks to the need for this first-of-its-kind service, since more than visit the nation’s emergency rooms with dental pain each year.” Recent partnerships include: Competitive Health – A privately-held network and program enhancement company providing technology-based, consumer-driven programs and payment solutions to clients throughout the United States. Kim Darling, says, “Persistent, painful toothaches are surprisingly common, and we look forward to introducing the TeleDentist solution to our clients who always place high value on innovative, healthcare solutions.” Continental Trucking Association Inc. – A membership organization providing a wide range of benefits for owner-operators and fleets including low cost group rated trucking insurance, low cost occupational accident insurance, nationwide lodging, wireless phones and auto-rental discounts and much more. Craig Jensen, CEO, . says, “The Teledentists service is a valuable asset to any driver, away from home, who has an urgent dental problem.” DCCS Consulting – A national healthcare consulting firm providing financial, operational, clinical,  strategic advisory services and helping to implement telemedicine services in behavioral health, emergency and hospitalist medicine and The TeleDentists. OCN Connected Care™ –  with the intention of partnering for Urgent Care patients HealthSapiens – A telehealth company whose vision is the democratization of healthcare, creating freedom for patients to choose their care despite boundaries. HealthSapiens is committed to the ideals of health and wellness for all, through global collaboration and the progression of humankind – one patient at a time. “We are thrilled to develop our relationship with The TeleDentists to market and bundle our services to cater to the underserved market, ‘‘says Karim Babay, CEO, . Independent Dental Collaborative (IDC)  Created on behalf of independent dentists to leverage the members’ collective buying power to drive down the cost of supplies, capital equipment, and much more. This allows private practicing dentists to stay independent and receive all the same benefits of corporate dental groups and DSOs “We are excited to partner with the Teledentists to bring an innovative opportunity to our members”, said Jordan Herbert, , COO and co-founder. “Our partnership will allow our members to have a larger role in the health of the populations they serve as well as drive new patients to their practice.”   ModRn Healthcare  – ModRn provides nurse-led coordinated care, personalized advocacy and network optimization services empowering patients to take action wherever they are. About The TeleDentistsThe TeleDentists is pioneering tele-dentistry with an easily accessible solution to urgent oral and dental problems 24/7/365. A proprietary, national network of Board Licensed dentists use secure online video consults to connect with patients’ smart phones, laptops or tablets. They diagnose problems, start remediation and, when needed, arrange next business day appointments with a conveniently located dentist. The service is available to hospitals, urgent care facilities, retail clinics, self-insured corporations, senior-living centers, universities and telemedicine service providers. Visit www.theteledentists.com​

 ​What is Virtual Dental Care -- and How Does it Fit into Telehealth?

From Wall Street to Main Street, virtual care is the buzz-word describing the new era of professional healthcare delivery.  With this shift toward virtual care and telehealth, the conversation now includes virtual dental care. Like , virtual dental care is a term that’s sometimes used synonymously with telehealth or telemedicine — but they’re not the same thing. Virtual dental care is actually a component of telehealth, which is a broader term encompassing the entirety of remote and/or technology-driven healthcare. Tele-dental health is a very broad category of solutions that service patients at a distance, doing it remotely.  People who do not have a dentist, lack access to a dentist or live far from a dental office can be helped with this level of care – via telephone or videoconferencing capability.  It's the idea that these technologies can be leveraged to improve access to care, gather and exchange information with a licensed dentist. Consumer Demand Driving Adoption While the terms are often confused, demand is growing for a means to avoid the expense, burden and time spent traveling to and from hospitals or urgent care clinics.  This is especially true in rural areas struggling to attract dentists tor their communities. Just a few months ago,  showed that 60 percent of U.S. households with broadband access “are interested in remote care that would take place online or by telephone.” It appears that patients are increasingly drawn to the concept of healthcare services that come to them, rather than vice versa. This translates into a system where it is possible to consult doctors, nurses, dentists or other healthcare professionals from home or office. This is what virtual healthcare is all about. The Teledentists Signal a New Era of Virtual Dental Care    Dentists have been conducting “teledentistry” since the telephone was invented: ”Doc, this tooth is killing me. Help!” Now with the launch of The TeleDentists, it is possible to conduct virtual dental visits for those urgent oral/dental problems 24/7/365 via video consultation -- and have a next day appointment in a dental office when needed. Video consults connect the patient’s laptop, tablet or smart phone to a virtual dentist who diagnoses the patient’s problem and gets them started feeling better quickly, which may include an e-script for an antibiotic and/or non-narcotic pain medication. When follow-on care is needed, next -day appointments are booked with an appropriate dentist, conveniently located near the patient.  So now the question:  Is virtual dental care the same as telehealth, and if not, what’s the difference?Defining Virtual Dental Care  Virtual healthcare refers to the “virtual visits” that take place between patients and clinicians via communications technology — the video and audio connectivity that allows “virtual” meetings to occur in real time, from virtually any location. A virtual dental visit can be a videoconference between a dentist and a patient regarding an urgent dental or oral health problem, and it can also give patients improved access to information about the importance of oral health. With evolving technology, urgent oral or dental issues can be remediated – helping people to avoid expensive, time-consuming visits to the hospital Emergency Room or urgent care clinic by scheduling them at a dental care facility the next day.  Hospitals and Urgent Care Clinics Offering Virtual Dental Care Hospitals and urgent care centers are now installing The TeleDentists’ cloud-based service.  This enables Emergency Rooms and urgent care facilities access to a specialist who can treat these oral care level one problems at a fraction of the cost that would be incurred if treated by the ER doctor. Interested in learning more about The Teledentists? Contact us at: info@TheTeleDentists.com  ​

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The TeleDentists Partners with Resellers, Employers, Health Systems and Urgent Care Centers.  The TeleDentists Brings A National Dental Teledentistry Solution to Millions of Americans​

DCCS Consulting

 

DCCS is a national healthcare consulting firm focused on providing financial, operational, clinical, and strategic advisory services. 

 

OCN ConnectedCare™

 

With the intention of partnering for Urgent Care patients.

Health Sapiens

 

HealthSapiens is a telehealth company whose vision is the democratization of healthcare, creating freedom for patients to choose their care despite boundaries.

HealthCare Bluebook

 

Online healthcare shopping solution that helps consumers find high-quality, cost-effective facilities and physicians.

Association of Retiring Dentists

 

Our vision is to create and maintain an organization of resources through education and the exchange of experiences on both sides of retirement.

The Castleton Group

 

We provide solutions that give immediate access to specialists without any travel or transportation and assist in keeping patients healthy and out of the hospital.

Independent Dental Solutions

 

IDS is an Independent Dental Collaborative (IDC) created to drive down the overhead costs, provide value-added services, and increase practice revenues.

ModRN Health

 

ModRN Health provides nurse-led coordinated care, personalized advocacy and network optimization services empowering patients to take action wherever they are.

American TeleDentistry Association

 

The ATDA’s mission is to increase access to dental care through advocacy for and the implementation of innovative teledentistry guidelines and solutions.

Competitive Health

 

We believe the complex healthcare network market is missing an opportunity to reduce costs by offering innovative network solutions. And that’s exactly what we do.

Alpha

 

Alpha is a health services brand that enables easy access to online diagnosis and prescription treatment, and focuses on healthcare’s primary decision-maker - women.

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