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News from the Future – Teledentistry

May 21, 2019

May 21, 2021: Arnold Zimmer , a San Jose dentist, prepped a tooth on a patient in Fargo South Dakota. By means of tele-dentistry techniques Dr. Zimmer used 3D images of the patient, including bones, teeth and soft tissue integrated into a virtual patient simulation transmitted to his office in California over the Internet. He […]

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Robotic health care is coming. How do you feel about that?

May 16, 2019

From The Conversation: Robots can do a lot, but people don’t necessarily accept them in those new roles. A lot depends on how easy the robot is to interact with and the patient’s own views about new technology and the emotions they’re feeling, such as fear about an upcoming medical procedure. A human-like robot can […]

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Telepresence

May 14, 2019

From Wikipedia: Telepresence refers to a set of technologies which allow a person to feel as if they were present, to give the appearance of being present, or to have an effect, via telerobotics, at a place other than their true location. Source: Telepresence – Wikipedia Teledentistry will be the next digital revolution in dentistry.

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Teledentistry

May 2, 2019

From Wikipedia: Teledentistry is the use of information technology and telecommunications for dental care, consultation,[1] education, and public awareness (compare telehealth and telemedicine). Source: Teledentistry – Wikipedia I think this is too basic. We are already doing remote diagnosis of digital radiographs and new digital diagnostic devices will continue to revolutionize how we diagnose. Patients can […]

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Amazon adds HIPAA compliance to Alexa Skills, opening door for secure health apps

April 9, 2019

From  GeekWire: Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant has a new trick: transmitting secure patient information between patients and caregivers. Developers can now use the Alexa Skills Kit to build HIPAA-compliant apps, opening the door for hospitals, insurers, digital health startups and others to manage patient data through voice. Source: Amazon adds HIPAA compliance to Alexa Skills, […]

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Telemedicine

April 2, 2019

Doctors are making house calls again. Not exactly a house call as we knew in the past but a digital telemedicine call. Telemedicine is the house call of the digital age. Tele medicine or tele dentistry is the use of technology to provide medical diagnosis or treatment from afar. That means a patient could sit […]

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Patients prefer doctor video chats over in-person visits

March 26, 2019

When it comes to getting healthcare, people seem to prefer convenience over face-to-face doctor’s office visits, a new study suggests.About 90 percent of telehealth patients talk to doctors over video chat versus making in-person visits when the option exists, Source: Patients prefer doctor video chats over in-person visits This is not surprising. Who wants the […]

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Advancement Of Teledentistry At The University Of Rochester’s Eastman Institute For Oral Health

January 10, 2019

From Health Affairs: …teledentistry has been demonstrated to be a practical and cost-effective way to improve oral health care for rural and disadvantaged children. Source: Advancement Of Teledentistry At The University Of Rochester’s Eastman Institute For Oral Health | Health Affairs The link is to an abstract. The bottom line, teledentistry can lower costs and increase […]

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Telemedicine surging in US but still uncommon

December 13, 2018

From Reuters: Overall, annual telemedicine visits increased from 206 visits in 2005, or less than one per 1,000 people in the study, to more than 202,000 visits in 2017, or more than seven per 1,000. Most of this increase happened over the last few years of the study, with an average annual compound growth rate […]

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At-Home Eldercare Goes High Tech

October 15, 2018

From E-Commerce Times: At the forefront of these industry trends is the idea of “Aging in Place,” defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level.” The technology to make Aging in […]

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Toothpic is the dental app that gives people plenty to smile about

July 16, 2018

The user can have a consultation with a certified dentist in their area while state-of-the-art technology allows the consumer to share focused imagery of the affected area so that the problem can be precisely diagnosed. Source: Toothpic is the dental app that gives people plenty to smile about I like this as it is in essence a mini, patient initiated, […]

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ADA 2018 To Feature Course On Teledentistry

May 24, 2018

From ADA News: Dr. Paul Glassman, a professor of dental practice at the University of the Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and immediate past chair of the ADA’s National Eldercare Advisory Committee, will co-present the course Using Teleheath Technology to Reach Underserved Populations (5805) at ADA 2018 – America’s Dental Meeting in Honolulu […]

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VR is poised to revolutionize dentistry

April 26, 2018

From DrBicuspid: (login required) A complicated case is scheduled for tomorrow. You’ve already looked over the scans and come up with a treatment plan, but you still want a little extra preparation. So you load a file on your computer, slip on your virtual reality headset, and run through the case from start to finish. […]

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Apple Adds Medical Records Feature for iPhone

February 5, 2018

From NYT: The feature is to become part of Apple’s popular Health app. It will enable users to transfer clinical data — like cholesterol levels and lists of medications prescribed by their doctors — directly from their medical providers to their iPhones,… Source: Apple, in Sign of Health Ambitions, Adds Medical Records Feature for iPhone […]

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9 states with telehealth legislation taking effect in 2018

January 11, 2018

From MedCity News: But 11 pieces of legislation in nine states will officially take effect in 2018. Here they are: Source: 9 states with telehealth legislation taking effect in 2018 – MedCity News Related: Most of the new laws are intended to promote telemedicine. For example they remove rules requiring the practitioner to be in the […]

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Telemedicine predicted to reach 45.6 Million

August 15, 2017

Whether that means obtaining a prescription from your couch or chatting with a therapist for 10 minutes at the office, video chat visits are becoming increasingly common: By 2020 there could be an estimated 45.6 million virtual consultations performed in the U.S., according to data and analysis company IHS Markit. Source: 4 Ways Going to the Doctor […]

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House Calls

August 8, 2017

Doctors are making house calls again. Not exactly a house call as we knew in the past but a digital telemedicine call. Telemedicine is the house call of the digital age. BTW we are using telemedicine for physician consults for sleep patients. Awesome.

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Why You Can’t Visit Your Doctor Virtually And Why That Might Be Changing

July 6, 2017

From Wealthy Doctor: Most doctors today communicate with their patients the same way the Greek physician Galen did 2,000 years ago: one on one, in person. Why is that? One reason is unwise legislation. Another is resistance to change by the American Medical Association and state medical societies. A third reason is Medicare, whose payment practices […]

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Code Maintenance Committee OKs teledentistry, A1c codes

April 10, 2017

From ADA News: Teledentistry will for the first time be included in the ADA’s Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT Code).  The Code Maintenance Committee approved two codes relating to the process during its March 9 meeting at ADA Headquarters. Source: Code Maintenance Committee OKs teledentistry, A1c codes It’s a start. The codes are […]

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5 Futuristic Technologies That Could Change Small Business

October 20, 2016

From OPEN Forum: With access to concepts such as interactive holographic computers and 3D printing, small-business owners can take advantage of futuristic technologies that were merely fantasy just a few short years ago. Source: 5 Futuristic Technologies That Could Change Small Business | OPEN Forum All five will play a role in the future dental […]

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