The TeleDentists Launch Virtual First Dental Program

February 1, 2023

Always on the leading edge of dentistry, The TeleDentists introduces the only Virtual First Dental Program. Members access a virtual dentist first before going to the Emergency Room, Urgent Care or a new dental office. Early screening and assessment can prevent expensive and extensive emergency care. This plan is designed for people who are extremely busy and on the go. It allows 24/7 virtual doctor visits, regardless of location, there by decreasing the use of unnecessary resources.  Before members go to the Emergency Room for urgent and emergent dental concerns, The TeleDentists Virtual First Program provides access to a face-to-face video call with a TeleDentist who can help. Members save time and money and decrease the chance of clinical exacerbations due to early detection, leading to better outcomes. In addition to the benefits for member, virtual first becomes more important for the bottom line as healthcare moves towards Medical/Dental Integration.

Employed adults in the United States lose more than 164 million hours of work each year as a result of oral health problems or dental visits. On average, 34 million school hours are lost each year because of unplanned(emergency) dental care, according to the CDC. Now, employers and payors can enroll members in The TeleDentists Virtual First Dental Program to redirect them to a TeleDentist. The TeleDentist can then educate the patient on their oral health concerns, palliate with non-narcotic medication, and triage to the appropriate dental professional when treatment is recommended.  Membership is also available to individuals, families, self-insured companies and Employee Benefit Companies.

“Billions of healthcare dollars are spent in Emergency Rooms and Urgent Care on dental problems” states Leah Sigler, President of TheTeleDentists. “Our current survey results say that we prevented 85% of our patients from going to the ER. Now, instead of a long, costly visit with no definitive outcome, patients can connect with a dentist to find relief and support. Don’t go to the ER with a toothache and come home with a virus”.

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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.  

Enroll now for significant cost-savings, personalized, simplified and coordinated care experience—The TeleDentists can help people improve their health and well-being.