What is Teledentistry?
It’s an online, face-to-face dental visit that enables us to assess your dental needs. This limited consultation allows us to determine your treatment options.
Recent Policy and Schedule Changes due to Covid-19 Pandemic.
During the Pandemic, it’s best to minimize personal contact as much as possible. These online dental visits help us do just that.
A typical office visit involves taking the time to drive to our office, a Covid19 symptom screening, increased use of personal protective equipment, and room sterilization. Using teledentistry, Dr Middleton is able to triage the dental emergency without the office visit, so that the correct treatment can be scheduled.
Similarly, your typical visit to the hygiene department involves an exam by Dr. Middleton. Once again this requires the use of additional personal protective equipment. In an effort to minimize that and the amount of contact between individuals we will be providing these exams virtually. Your hygienist will capture images, video and detailed notes during the visit. Dr Middleton will review those, and then have a face-to-face virtual exam with you to discuss his findings. We believe that this is a safe and effective way to provide you with the high level of care that you expect from us.