Video conferencing is what we refer to as Live Video or synchronous teledentistry. This is when you have a live video feed (think FaceTime™) between providers as well as a live feed from the intraoral camera. This combination of webcam and intraoral camera enables the remote provider to perform a very thorough examination. Video conferencing also allows providers to share their screens securely allowing multiple providers to jointly view records, images, documents and scans. Video conferencing is a powerful and useful tool which allows for immediate triage, diagnosis and authorization of treatment.
Logistically, video conferencing can be complicated so be sure that the provider you want to connect with is available before launching the video conference session.
Initiate a Video Conference
From the dashboard click the video icon in the lower left corner of any page within TeleDent.. (You must have an internet connection to participate in a live video conference).
You will then need to select the provider or providers that you want to invite to the session and click Create Video Session.
This will launch the Video Session and you will need to click Go To Video Session to enter your video conferencing dashboard.
This will launch your video session and you will wait for the other provider to join the call (see below).
Join a Video Conference
If you are invited to a video conference by a provider in your group you will receive an email notification. To join the call you will click the notifications icon in the navigation bar and select the correct session from the Activity Feed. You will see the date and time of the request. If you do not see a notification, refresh your screen.
This will launch your videoconferencing dashboard.
Add Another Camera
To add you intraoral camera, or another camera to the video feed, click Add Camera and select which camera you would like to add. The MouthWatch intraoral camera will be listed as USB Video Device.
To leave the session click Exit on the bottom right side of the screen.