New Henry Schein Medpod Teledentistry

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Henry Schein offers new Medpod teledentistry amid COVID-19 outbreak

Henry Schein Dental UK has today (18th May) announced the addition of a teledentistry offering, developed by Medpod Inc. Medpod is an expert in digital health and a health care solutions partner with extensive clinical research and medical technology expertise.

The new offering is described as a “clinical decision tool” that allows dentists to provide critical patient communication and monitoring as the COVID-19 outbreak continues.

The cloud-based software platform gives providers the ability to conduct remote consultations for patients so that they can continue to operate their practice, while delivering virtual care to patients who may not have access to a physical office visit, or choose not to visit a clinical setting as a safety precaution.

Patrick Allen, Managing Director of Henry Schein Dental UK, explained: “Oral health and overall health are closely connected, and we want to ensure that patients’ oral care is not neglected during this global pandemic and have therefore expanded our solutions offerings to teledentistry.

“As we continue to practice social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease, access to remote patient care is critically important. Teledentistry helps monitor the health and welfare of a patient, during this challenging time, while also maintaining a close, personal contact.

“This new offering reinforces our commitment to deliver the solutions our dental customers rely on.”

Thanks to Medpod’s cloud-based software, dental practices can offer remote consultations, triage dental emergencies and any further investigations to be performed in person, and ensure post-procedure follow-up via a web-based platform on any smartphone, tablet, or computer.

This also allows dentists to determine the patient’s level of discomfort, prioritise cases, and make it easy for patients to access their dentist more effectively than a phone call. Medpod offers live, two-way video communication, and integrates live-streaming of HD audio/video, and a highly flexible user interface into one easy-to-use, care delivery and patient management system.

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