Four Types of Teledentistry

by Larry Emmott on January 4, 2021

in Telemedicine

From Teledent:

Four Types of Teledentistry

Live Video (Synchronous)
Best described as a two-way interaction between patient and dentist, using audiovisual technology.

Store and Forward (Asynchronous)
Recorded health information, such as radiographs, photos, video, digital impressions or
photomicrographs that is transmitted through a secure electronic communications system. The
practitioner then uses the information to evaluate the patient’s condition or render a service
outside of a real-time or live interaction.

Remote Patient Monitoring
Personal health and medical information is collected from an individual in one location then
transmitted electronically to a provider in a different location for use in care. This could be
used in a nursing home setting or in an educational program.

Mobile Health
Health care and public health practice and education supported by mobile communication devices,
such as cell phones, tablet computers or personal digital assistants. Patients can access
teledentistry by a smartphone app, and could include apps that monitor patient brushing or other
home care.

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