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In the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, more patients are opting to consult their doctors remotely rather than through in-person visits. Teledentistry was once considered a “nice-to-have” but has quickly evolved as a necessity. Traditionally, dentists counted on tools like practice management software systems to keep contact with patients and keep records. But for reasons of security, privacy and efficiency, more is needed.
Dental Monitoring is a remote solution for dental and orthodontic care. Dental Monitoring makes it possible to maintain and enhance the communication with your patients through a simple yet efficient software and a patient app and even create a new communication and control channel prior to an in-office visit.
Privacy and convenience
A number of systematic reviews examining the outcomes and costs associated with Teledentistry show improved clinical outcomes and high provider and patient satisfaction, as well as cost savings with this technology. Using artificial intelligence technology to reach out to patients has numerous advantages, nevertheless the dental professional should be aware of the risks and use the most appropriate platforms to ensure their patient’s data privacy.
Today, AI is a key player in the modernisation of the healthcare industry, reinventing the field through helping healthcare professionals and organisations perform more efficiently through machines than can learn, predict and act faster than humans and at a fraction of the cost.
It’s a very powerful tool that will transform the way patients are treated. Nevertheless, this technological tool has an Achilles heel—common sense and the emotional component. And this is why it will never replace the human intuition. AI will not displace the healthcare professionals. On the contrary, when they join powers and work synergistically, they will become unbeaten.
In addition, there are already a number of research studies demonstrating that AI can provide substantial efficiencies in administrative tasks, helping doctors save significant amount of times. As an example, the average US nurse spends 25% of work time on regulatory and administrative activities, which could be reduced to only a few minutes with AI-powered systems.
Today, Dental Monitoring is the marriage of Teledentistry, Convolutional neural network & RPA which allows all dental professionals to optimise the treatment and practice efficiency in a seamless way.
Build your virtual clinic
The first step of building a virtual clinic consists of piecing together various software products and combining them with workflows to create a system. These products might include email blasts and text messages. However, email and text generally do not meet HIPAA security and privacy standards.
They might include a separate way for patients to securely upload photos and other records, a separate video conference system, a separate messaging system, and a separate system for a coverage of information. Having these components as separate systems means that the practice must collect information from multiple places to have a complete record of the interactions with the patient.
But Dental Monitoring allows it all to happen within the one software, making the process of remote monitoring easier than ever.
Also, the full suite by Dental Monitoring, including SmileMate for initial virtual consultation and AI-driven oral assessment, and Vision for ultra-realistic simulations of the patients smiles during and after treatment are complementary components of the virtual practice; enabling a 360° remote dental care and enhancing control, compliance, communication and convenience for the patients.