In the constantly expanding world of telemedicine, The TeleDentists and Aetna are now partnering to expand access to teledental services to Aetna’s members. This offering will allow patients access to a TeleDentist within the comfort of their homes and encourage utilization of benefits to improve oral and overall health.
Aetna Insurance plans offer more than just ancillary products with a menu of plan choices to protect members’ whole health, for a whole-healthy business. An estimated 39 million people rely on Aetna, a CVS Health company, to help them make decisions about their health care and their health care spending. Aetna is working to make the system easier and more convenient for their customers by offering virtual dental virtual care through The TeleDentists ®, a national virtual care dental provider with more than 300 dentists.
Through a video consultation, licensed dentists can triage urgent situations such as pain, infection, and swelling and guide the patient on next steps. If necessary, the dentist will prescribe medications, such as antibiotics and non-narcotic pain relievers. As the first Dental/Medical platform, The TeleDentists can also provide dental consultations when a member needs oral health education that pertains to their total health.
“We are happy to expand our service with Aetna, and eventually with CVS as a retail option” states Dr. Maria Kunstadter, Co-Founder and CEO of The TeleDentists. “Increasing access to oral health is imperative to improve total health and Aetna/CVS and The TeleDentists working together will help that happen.”
As TeleDentistry continues to grow, the partnership between Aetna and The TeleDentists ensures members always have access to an in-network provider close to home or virtually. The TeleDentists offer virtual consultations for emergencies, education, oral health screenings, and more, now available through the Aetna Dental and Medicare Advantage Programs. Through this innovative partnership, Aetna and The TeleDentists can also help individuals who have dental insurance gain regular, in-network access to their dentist, to avoid having to cover costly procedures down the road.
About The TeleDentists
The TeleDentists® offer “the first of its kind” virtual dental service. A national network of licensed dentists utilizes a variety of virtual tools (smart phones, tablets, laptops) to assist in diagnosing, remediate and, when needed, arrange local dental appointments the next business day.
For more information please visit www.theteledentists.com or contact Leah Sigler at firstname.lastname@example.org