Boston — DentaQuest announced June 15 that it is working with MouthWatch to deliver a Teledent teledentistry platform to more than 70 DentaQuest managed or affiliated dental practices in Alabama, Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington. The Teledent platform will allow DentaQuest dentists to conduct live and recorded encounters with patients, as well as video and text messaging and file sharing.
"Teledentistry has been essential for dentists during the COVID-19 pandemic. It enables them to connect with patients for emergency triage and consulting encounters, greatly reducing strain on hospital emergency rooms and dental practices," said Todd Cruse, president of DentaQuest Care Group, in a news release. "We also believe teledentistry will be an increasingly important part of oral health in the future, facilitating improved access for those in underserved communities and accelerating medical-dental integration."
"MouthWatch and DentaQuest are dedicated to providing dentists and patients with improved access to dental care by delivering user-friendly technology that will become an integral part of oral health both during and after the pandemic," said Brant Herman, MouthWatch founder and chief executive officer. "Working together, we will deliver more effective and convenient dental care to a greater number of patients."