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Teledentistry is part of telemedicine. This refers to any kind of health care service done at a distance. Clinical data and images are exchanged over remote distances by phone, email, app, etc. This enables remote dental consultation and treatment planning.
Teledentistry is not one service. Rather, it refers to a number of techniques and tools used to administer dental care at a distance. These include:
using a video chat app, a patient and dentist can hold a live video 'virtual visit.' These virtual visits may deal with emergencies or routine dental care.
Dentists can use software to create and send prescriptions to patients. Antibiotics, non-narcotic pain medications, etc. can all be prescribed in this way. Doctors and patients can also electronically keep track of medication history, dosages, allergies, and so on.
a patient’s medical and health data are collected via a device and app. The data are then sent to a healthcare provider. For example, daily brushing habits can be monitored to help prevent sepsis and other common problems.
this includes health care education, practice, and delivery done over mobile devices such as cell phones, tablets, and PDAs.
A word of caution:
surfing the web for dental advice or Googling “why does my tooth hurt?!” is not teledentistry. Don’t forget that there is a lot of misinformation out there. Take online dental advice with a grain of salt.
But when you use a phone or device to receive a professional dental consultation and diagnosis from an expert? That’s Teledentistry.
When used by trained professionals or by patients with the right guidance, these tools can greatly expand access to dental care. Some of these tools are: