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SacTown Talks Podcast
Featuring Dr. Sulitzer, Chief Clinical Officer for SmileDirectClub
Local telehealth companies, experiencing a big boost in both hospital clients and patients, are rapidly adjusting their business models to seize the opportunity as the impact of Covid-19 and social distancing reverberates across the region. For some companies, that has meant moving telehealth business segments from the sidelines and putting them front and center.
SmileDirectClub Provides Dental Community Tools to Maintain Patient Contact During Social Distancing
SmileDirectClub, the industry pioneer and first direct-to-consumer medtech platform for teeth straightening, today announced it is opening its proprietary teledentistry platform to any licensed dentist or orthodontist in the United States to help them communicate with their patients while their physical offices are closed or limited to emergency procedures.
Now, more than ever, the African American community needs as many options as possible to close the disparity gap for oral health care. African Americans and other people of color have the right to affordable, quality health care treatment. From psychiatry to physical therapy to dentistry, the benefits of the telehealth model are profound.
As healthcare providers embrace new telehealth and mHealth services to address the Coronavirus pandemic, they should remember one thing: Capture and store all the data. Federal and state agencies are revising guidelines and reducing barriers to connected health at a dizzying pace, giving providers the opportunity to try things they’ve hesitated to try before.