Teledentistry is a safe, effective, and convinient way for patients to consult with a licensed dental professional. There are several different types of Teledentistry which include live video consultations known as synchronous Teledentistry as well as the sharing of patient information a store and forward technique called A-synchronous Teledentistry. Another form of Teledentistry includes remote patient monitoring which allows dental professionals to monitor the oral habits and hygiene of their patients remotely through various devices such as the MouthCAM intraoral camera.
Teledentistry is a very effective method to address initial consultations and emergencies which may occur outside of the working hours of most dental offices. Patients are able to not only get the advice they need but can also be prescribed medications directly to their pharmacy in most states. "