Philips and Toothpic Announce Teledentistry Platform for Dental Professionals
New, professional teledentistry platform provides virtual patient connection to supplement in-office treatments.
Stamford, Conn. – Philips, a global leader in health technology and the number one dental professional-recommended sonic toothbrush brand worldwide, in collaboration with Toothpic, a leading dental technology company, have announced the launch of a professional teledentistry solution. The platform is specially designed to provide dental professionals with a secure and robust way to virtually meet their patients` needs anytime, anywhere.
The dental professional-focused platform complements Philips Sonicare’s existing teledentistry solutions service for patients powered by Toothpic. The multi-service platform now provides all dental professionals and their practices a tool to build direct patient engagement, acquisition and retention while improving office efficiency, in-chair time, and remote care.
“This expanded collaboration with Toothpic, is the product of our ongoing mission to help improve patients’ lives through meaningful innovation” said Marci El-Deiry, senior marketing director, Philips Oral Healthcare. “In a time when virtual connection is exceedingly important, this solution will provide dental professionals with the tools to better reach their patients, and build their practice in the short, mid, and long term.”
By enabling dental professionals to engage with their patients virtually, dental practices can provide continuity of service with hygiene checks as well as assessing other common oral health issues such as periodontitis, caries, inflammation and more. Each participating practice will receive a unique QR code to share with patients inviting them to connect securely via the app.
Within the platform patients can flag concerns to their dental professional and are guided through a six-part photo-capturing process to achieve optimal placement and consistent capture of the same angle. The high-resolution imaging unique to the platform, allows for
optimized patient assessment through a series of images of the same anatomy over time. Patients will also be alerted if a photo appears blurry, to ensure the dental professional receives the clearest possible snapshot.
“We are excited to collaborate with Philips to bring this professional teledentistry platform to dental professionals given their strong market presence and recognition as a leader in innovation” said Mark Moore, CEO, Toothpic. “Now more than ever, patients expect and
remote care across the entire healthcare continuum, and with this collaboration, dental offices can leverage teledentistry to enhance the care they provide and improve overall patient experience.”
The tool is designed to give dental professionals the flexibility and convenience to record and address patient cases in their own time based on their schedule. Capabilities to create a unique link for each patient’s case and a written assessment that the professional can upload directly into their software, help integrate the tool into existing practice management processes. The intuitive report creation feature develops high-quality templates to ensure fast, yet comprehensive assessments and treatment options to patients on a secure platform that is both HIPAA compliant and an ISO 9001 certified product.
To sign up for the platform or learn more about the membership, dental professionals can visit the Philips Oral Healthcare website.