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Teledentistry for Nursing Homes & Senior Living Facilities

How can teledentistry help your residents?

Teledentistry for Nursing HomesTeledentistry is a safe way to help your residents keep their smiles as healthy as possible. Safety restrictions have led to increased oral health problems among nursing home residents – but teledentistry makes it possible to provide dental examinations to patients right where they live. When caught early, oral disease can be reversed or managed with appropriate measures provided by a geriatric dentist or hygienist located at a remote EIOH location. 

How does teledentistry for nursing homes work?

Teledentistry connects patients, caregivers, and providers by using a special, high-definition, intraoral camera. We can train a staff member or nurse from your facility to operate an intraoral camera to look in the client's mouth and take pictures and videos to share with our providers. 

Already partnered with an on-site dental provider?

Sometimes residents require additional care outside of what can be managed in the nursing home setting. Coupled with services provided by your contracted provider, teledentistry can be used for consultation and triage, allowing dentists located at EIOH to advise as to whether dental concerns constitute a need for urgent care, whether a condition can be temporarily alleviated, or whether treatment can be postponed.

What are the benefits of teledentistry?

  • Convenience! Consultation is provided on-site at your facility, so staff and residents don’t need to travel unnecessarily for dental appointments.
  • Dental examinations are provided right where patients live, in a comfortable and familiar setting.
  • Improved access to dental care for patients with limited mobility.
  • Reduced risk of exposure to germs, COVID, flu, and/or airborne illnesses.
  • Improved quality of life by reducing pain and preventing disease.

Give your residents access to better oral health and quality of life.

Together, we can safely deliver dental care directly to those in need, where they need it, and give them something to smile about. Contact us for a consultation.

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