Teledentistry allows providers in different locations to share important clinical data so that remote consultations, triage and treatment planning can take place. For example, a hygienist who is seeing a patient in a nursing home can provide hygiene services and collect different types of clinical data including intra oral images, x-rays, perio charts and clinical notes. This same technology allows for secure data exchange between medical settings, specialists and all types of dental settings.
The clinical and patient data is then uploaded to the cloud and can be reviewed by a dentist who can create a treatment plan and make necessary referrals.
Teledentistry works by allowing providers in separate locations to share clinical data and collaborate on care. One provider collects the data and shares it with other