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ADA Urges Dentists to Heed April 30 Interim Postponement Recommendation, Maintain Focus on Urgent and Emergency Dental Care Only

Posted on April 2, 2020

The current American Dental Association (ADA) recommendation for dentists to keep their offices closed to all but emergency care expires on April 6. The new interim recommendation from the ADA is that dentists keep their offices closed to all but urgent and emergency procedures until April 30 at the earliest.

The rate of COVID-19 transmissions is on the rise in most states. The new interim ADA recommendation is in keeping with the recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation to perform only emergency or urgent dental care until April 30, 2020 and must be taken seriously by all dental professionals. The ADA believes individual dentists should exercise professional judgment and carefully consider the risks outlined in the ADA’s interim guidance and weigh those risks against any possible benefit to the patient, the practice employees, the community at large, and the practitioner. Critically important is the availability of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to minimize any risk of transmission during emergency and urgent care. Due to the proximity of individuals during dental procedures, and the generation of aerosols, dentists, staff and patients are at high risk of transmission.

The ADA also recognizes that existing and future local or state government mandates supersede ADA recommendations. In addition, state dental associations may best understand local challenges being faced and make recommendations appropriate to members in their areas.

The PPE required to reduce the risk of transmission during dental treatment to its lowest levels (as noted in algorithm 3), are scarce. Asymptomatic patients cannot be assumed to be COVID-19 free. As of March 31, point of care tests exist, but are extremely difficult to obtain. Unless point of care tests are readily available to the dental practice, no one can be assured that they are treating a non-infected individual. The safety of their patients, staff and themselves should be foremost when dentists exercise their professional judgment, and information regarding the relative risks is available from the ADA, via the Interim Guidance, to assist in making those decisions.

About the ADA

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 163,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit ADA.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website MouthHealthy.org







ADA Signs on to Joint Commission Statement on the Shortages of Critical Medical Equipment

Posted on April 2, 2020

As organizations that represent or collaborate with individuals and institutions at the forefront of delivering health care in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are vitally concerned with the shortages of masks, face shields and other personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators, swab kits, and testing capacity that are critically needed by frontline caregivers and patients. In the most affected areas, hospitals, other healthcare delivery organizations, physicians, dentists and other caregivers need help now. Many others will need the same help in the coming weeks.

PPE is needed immediately to protect the caregivers who are risking their own health to care for patients in the most need. Shortages of ventilators and intensive care facilities threaten the lives of the sickest patients.

We strongly support emergency efforts at the federal level to dramatically increase the production and distribution of PPE and other necessary medical equipment and supplies. We also support the availability of telehealth services during this time to use less PPE while preventing the spread of infection.

We must all work immediately to remove any impediments anywhere in the supply chain and come together at the federal, state, and local levels to develop an approach for a fair, equitable, and swift distribution across the nation that is based upon evidence of the most need.

The following organizations signed on to this Joint Commission statement:

     • American College of Physicians

     • American College of Surgeons

     • American Dental Association

     • American Hospital Association

     • American Medical Association

About the ADA

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 163,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit ADA.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website MouthHealthy.org

 

 







New York State Dental Association Coordinates Personal Protection Equipment Donations

Posted on April 2, 2020

The New York State Dental Association (NYSDA) is working directly with emergency management leaders across the state to coordinate efforts to collect donated personal protection equipment (PPE). In the first week, dentists across the state have generously donated 320 n95 and level 3 surgical masks, 18,370 level 1 and 2 masks, 858 boxes of gloves, 126 eye shields, 184 gowns, and a number of containers of Caviwipes and hand sanitizer. In addition to NYSDA's efforts, the local dental societies have organized regional drives to collect PPE donations for hospitals in need." data-reactid="12" type="text"> The New York State Dental Association (NYSDA) is working directly with emergency management leaders across the state to coordinate efforts to collect donated personal protection equipment (PPE). In the first week, dentists across the state have generously donated 320 n95 and level 3 surgical masks, 18,370 level 1 and 2 masks, 858 boxes of gloves, 126 eye shields, 184 gowns, and a number of containers of Caviwipes and hand sanitizer. In addition to NYSDA's efforts, the local dental societies have organized regional drives to collect PPE donations for hospitals in need.

"A dentist's first priority is always to help the public. Even as dentists are deemed essential for emergency procedures, and must still have an adequate inventory of PPE to provide patient care, they are donating supplies for front-line healthcare workers across the state. They will continue to help the public in this time of uncertainty and need," said Dr. Payam Goudarzi, DDS, President of the New York State Dental Association.

Inventory may be donated using the donation form found at nysdental.org/ppedonations. Once submitted, donors will be contacted directly in that region with drop off instructions."

The New York State Dental Association, founded in 1868, is one of the largest state constituents of the American Dental Association and represents more than 70 percent of dentists practicing in New York State.

Founded in 1859, the American Dental Association is the oldest and largest national dental society in the world and serves as the leading source of oral health-related information for dentists and their patients.

 

 

 







Coltene SciCan Launches COVID-19 Information Resource Webpage

Posted on April 1, 2020

As your infection control specialist, Coltene SciCan remains committed to providing solutions and sharing knowledge to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

That’s why we have launched a dedicated web page, www.scican.com/corona-virus-resources containing articles on surface disinfection, information on maintaining your stericenter equipment during office closures as well as resources and links to assist healthcare professionals in managing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

While we are learning new things about this disease everyday, health authorities are clear on what it is and that the infection control policies and procedures used by dental health professionals around the world are effective and continue to be one of the key strategies to contain the spread of contagion.

We are committed to serving our partners and clients in the ongoing effort to fight this disease and protect front-line dental health care professionals.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we will be updating this web page with the latest information.







A-dec Joins the Fight Against COVID-19

Posted on April 1, 2020

A-dec announced today that they are manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE) in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been working to develop a variety of PPE products that are in critical need by health-care workers.

“For more than 55 years, A-dec has lived by the principle of prioritizing concern for people above all else.” said Scott Parrish, A-dec President and CEO. “As a family-owned, Newberg manufacturer, A-dec is proud to bring much-needed PPE to Oregon’s health-care workers. This is what we should be doing during this unprecedented time: working together to solve problems and take care of communities.”

In the wake of the COVID-19, A-dec launched programs and infection control resources to support health-care professionals practicing dentistry during the crisis. After being contacted by a local health-care worker from Legacy Health with a request for assistance, A-dec employees worked around the clock over a weekend to develop prototypes of needed supplies. Over the course of just over a week, we have converted several of our manufacturing areas to produce PPE for health and emergency responder systems in the local area.

While A-dec and our partners in healthcare have been able to mobilize our efforts, there is a prevalent shortage of the raw materials needed to make these products. We are calling on other product makers, suppliers, and organizations to come alongside us to support these efforts and reduce the continued risk exposure of workers and patients during this global emergency. To learn about how you can contribute, contact us directly at PR@a-dec.com.







GC America introduces: COEfect™ MinuteWipe & COEfect™ MinuteSpray One-Step Surface Disinfectant

Posted on April 1, 2020

GC America Inc. announced the launch of a new surface disinfectant wipe and spray in December 2016 with the launch of COEfect MinuteWipes & COEfect MinuteSpray respectively. These new products are specially formulated with a low-toxicity rating and will not damage common surfaces, instruments and/or equipment found in dental offices.

COEfect MinuteWipes can be used to effectively clean and disinfect a dental operatory, sterilization bay or other potentially contaminated areas in less time – when compared to other products that have longer “kill rates” or out-dated formulations. This “one step,” surface disinfectant features an ethanol-base, low-toxicity and pleasant “non fragrance” and has been laboratory tested and is EPA Registered (#88494-1) as an effective Bactericide, Virucide, Tuberculocide and Fungicide.  Additionally, the larger size (7”x 9”) and unique material (polyester nonwoven spunlace) combine to effectively spread the disinfectant solution and absorb excess bioburden – making it an added plus for infection control protocol. 

COEfect MinuteSpray can also be used to clean and disinfection contaminated surfaces, instruments and equipment within the dental operatory. This product also features an ethanol-base, low toxicity rating and has been laboratory tested and is EPA Registered (#88494-2) as an effective Bactericide, Virucide, Tuberculocide and Fungicide for one minute “kill time” of twenty-five (25) pathogens.  Used in combination with COEfectMinuteWipes or by itself (with a clean, dry cloth or paper towel), COEfect MinuteSpray can be used to effectively clean and disinfect and is ideal for any office infection control protocol.

Features & Benefits:

·      One Minute kill rate – improves efficiency with infection control protocol

·      Odor Free – no foul or strange odor for staff or patients to experience

·      Surface Compatible – will not harm or discolor most surfaces found in operatory

·      EPA Registered – as an approved Bactericide, Virucide, Tuberculocide and Fungicide for one minute “kill time” of twenty-five (25) pathogens.

·      Polyester Spunlace – “All new” material that provides an even spread of disinfection solution and absorbs excess bioburden.  No more “dripping wet” wipes that create a mess.

Kills the Following Microorganisms in One Minute:

Enveloped Viruses:                      Encapsulated Bacteria:

- Human Coronavirus                     - Klebsiella pneumoniae

- Human Hepatitis B Virus           Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria:

- Human Hepatitis C Virus               - Streptococcus auresus (MRSA)

- Herpes Simplex                              - Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE)

- HIV-1, AIDS                               Gram Positive Bacteria:

- Influenza Virus Type A2                - Listeria monocytogenes

- RSV                                                 - Staphylococcus aureus

Large Non-Enveloped Viruses:    - Streptococcus pyogenes (Strep)

- Adenovirus                                   Gram Negative Bacteria:

- Human Rotavirus (strain WA)       - Acinetobacter baumanni

Small Non-Enveloped Viruses:   - Burkholderia cepacia

- Norovirus (Norwalk Disease)      - Campylobacter jejuni

- Poliovirus Serotype I                   - Pseudomonas aeruginosa

- Rhinovirus (Common Cold)        - Salmonella enterica

Mycobacterium:                           - Escherichia coll (E. coli)

- Mycobacterium bovis (TB)

COEfect MinuteWipes & COEfect MinuteSpray is intended for use in:

Hospitals & healthcare settings, including: Ambulances, Anesthesia, CAT Labs, CCU, Central Supply, Clinics, Dental Offices, Dialysis Clinics, Doctor's Offices, Emergency Rooms, (ER), Food Service and Food Prep Areas, Home Health Care, Hospices, Laboratory, Laundry Rooms, Long-Term Care Facilities, Newborn Nursery, Nursing Homes, Offices, Operating Rooms, Pediatrics, Physical Therapy, Physician's Offices, Ophthalmic Offices, Radiology, Recovery Room, Rehabilitation, Respiratory Therapy, Ultrasound, Transport Vehicles, Waiting Areas, X-Ray.

Critical Care Areas (CCU), Cardiac Care Units, Emergency Rooms (ER), Intensive Care Units (ICU), Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU), Pediatric Intensive Care Units, Surgery, Surgical Prep and Surgical Recovery Units

 







Bankers Healthcare Group and Fund-Ex Solutions Group Actively Lending to Professionals and Small Businesses Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Posted on April 1, 2020

BHG Offers 60 Days of No Payments on New Loans;

FSG Participates in Upcoming Government-Backed SBA Solutions

As business owners and professionals grapple with the current pandemic crisis, Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of financial solutions for healthcare practitioners and other highly skilled professionals, and its wholly-owned subsidiary Fund-Ex Solutions Group, a non-bank SBA lender, are actively lending.

“We commend the healthcare practitioners and other professionals who are working long hours to help those in need and protect our communities,” said Al Crawford, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Bankers Healthcare Group. “We want to provide the financing to help individuals and business owners through this crisis and give them peace of mind, so they can focus on what matters most. Both companies are working extended hours, and are focused on bringing solutions to clients, fast and hassle-free.”

To help borrowers during an already difficult time, BHG is offering no payments for 60 days on all new commercial and consumer loans. BHG’s no-touch lending program enables borrowers to apply for and secure funds without ever leaving their home; the process can be completed online and over the phone, with approval in 24 hours and funding in as few as three days.

FSG is one of just 14 non-bank lenders in the country, offering SBA 7(a) loans to assist small business owners. FSG is prepared to participate in the upcoming government-backed Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and other financial assistance programs. The PPP program was created to provide capital to impacted small businesses to meet ongoing expenses for payroll and other obligations. Businesses with less than 500 employees, sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed individuals are eligible.

For more information and to apply for financing, visit bankershealthcaregroup.com.

Together, BHG and FSG are actively supporting healthcare practitioners, highly skilled professionals, and small business owners throughout the country, aiming to fund as fast as possible with any type of loan solution to serve those in need. Both companies are working extended hours, 7-days a week to meet the increased demand for financing.

Subject to credit approval. Loan sizes and interest rates vary and are determined by applicant’s credit profile. Loans made or arranged pursuant to the California Financing Law, License No. 603-G493. Call for full program details. Deferred loan program not available in all states.

About Bankers Healthcare Group

Bankers Healthcare Group provides innovative, hassle-free financial solutions to licensed healthcare practitioners and other highly skilled professionals. Since 2001, BHG has provided more than $5 billion in financial solutions to thousands of satisfied customers nationwide. BHG is proud to maintain partnerships with leading healthcare industry associations, and is recognized regionally and nationally for innovation, continued growth, and being a best place to work. BHG is partially owned by Pinnacle Financial Partners. To learn more, visit bankershealthcaregroup.com, and follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

About Fund-Ex Solutions Group

Fund-Ex Solutions Group is one of 14 non-bank lenders offering the U.S. Small Business Administration 7(a) Loan Guarantee Program to small businesses nationwide. By combining flexible solutions, a user-friendly process and the highest level of service, FSG strives to deliver an unmatched financing experience by leveraging technology and data systems to help facilitate applications as quickly as possible to turn a business opportunity into a reality. FSG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of financial solutions for licensed healthcare practitioners and other highly skilled professionals. To learn more about FSG, visit fundexsolutions.com.

 







Twice as Nice Uniforms Steps Up During COVID-19 Crisis

Posted on April 1, 2020

As the coronavirus continues to spread, there is increased concern over keeping our healthcare professionals safe and productive. To address these critical needs, Twice as Nice Uniforms (2AN) has converted its New Jersey based factory to exclusively produce personal protective gear such as face masks and protective gowns.

“Many in the dental and medical fields, as well as those on the front-lines of our communities, are not able to get masks and other protective gear, which is only adding to the pandemic crisis.” Says company founder, Debora Carrier, RDH. “This is one action we can take to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.”

Twice as Nice Uniforms is uniquely focused on creating infection control products for the healthcare industry. Its products have always provided safety, comfort and style, and include surgical caps, a specialized dental jacket, and many more items. View all products at https://twiceasniceuniforms.com.

For example, the company’s masks are made of 2AN’s 2-layer combination of an antimicrobial underlayer combined with a top protective fabric, which creates breathable, protective and comfortable coverage.

In addition, the company is donating its personal protective gear products to healthcare professionals. As part of this effort, Twice as Nice Uniforms has created a GoFundMe page to help cover some if its expenses for the production and shipment of its donated products. To make a donation, please visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/twice-an-nice-uniforms-covid19-masks.

“Masks and gowns are now being donated to individual healthcare providers and for small community needs,” explains Carrier. “To date, Twice as Nice Uniforms has produced and shipped several hundred donated masks, with the expectation to ship thousands more in the coming months.”

In addition to donated masks, 2AN is currently producing and selling large quantities of masks and gowns for institutional needs, including N95 gear. These materials are being sold at discount wholesale pricing. According to Carrier, “Our pricing is set at a level that enables 2AN to keep the factory running, as well as paying our workers fairly and most importantly, providing working conditions that are as safe as possible.”

About Twice as Nice Uniforms and Founder Debora Carrier, RDH

Twice as Nice Uniforms was founded in 2014 when registered dental hygienist Debora Carrier developed and patented temperature regulating, moisture wicking, antimicrobial uniforms. Debora combined her 30+ years of dental hygiene experience with her background as a fashion model and worked with industry experts to create a new stylish, technologically advanced approach to medical and dental apparel that is safe, professional, and comfortable.

In 2019, Twice as Nice Uniforms launched the Twice the Life program to donate gently used uniforms to dental mission trips.

Debora’s goal with Twice as Nice Uniforms is “Bringing Comfort to those who Comfort Others.” She strives to make the daily life of fellow healthcare providers more comfortable and safer by providing high quality, temperature regulating, protective, professional looking uniforms.







Henry Schein Announces Further Efforts to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on April 1, 2020

-Named Exclusive Distributor of Second Point-of-Care Antibody Rapid Test

-Participates in White House COVID-19 SUpply CHain Task

Henry Schein, Inc. announced today that it will serve as the exclusive distributor in the United States of a second point-of-care rapid test kit that can detect antibodies associated with COVID-19 in as few as 15 minutes.

“Henry Schein is committed to bringing essential products to the health care professionals who are fighting the pandemic,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. “During this unprecedented crisis, health care professionals need rapid diagnostic tools and personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect their safety and the safety of the population. In conjunction with our suppliers, we are determined to make these essential products available.”

Working with BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, and BioMedomics, a privately held, North Carolina-based clinical diagnostics company, Henry Schein will make the test kits available to health care professionals as part of the Company’s broad offering of point-of-care rapid tests.

The BioMedomics test analyzes blood, serum, or plasma samples for the presence of Immunoglobulin M (IgM) and Immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies associated with the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). The test is completed in four simple steps. First, blood is collected through normal blood collection devices, and then a few drops are transferred to the test cartridge, followed by two to three drops of a buffer. The results can be read in 15 minutes.

“The BioMedomics serology test has been validated in numerous hospitals around the world and will be a critical tool to detect current or past exposure to COVID-19,” said Dave Hickey, President of Integrated Diagnostic Solutions for BD. “We are proud to work with Henry Schein, a leader in the point-of-care segment, to get these tests to health care providers as quickly as possible.”

The agreement with BD and BioMedomics builds on Henry Schein’s announcement last week of an antibody rapid blood test, known as Standard Q COVID-19 IgM/IgG Rapid Test, which is also administered at the point of care and delivers results within 15 minutes from a pinprick with no instrumentation required.

“The COVID-19 rapid test kits are a part of Henry Schein’s response to the outbreak. These tests are important because they are fast and can be deployed where they are needed to help return our citizens to the workforce,” Mr. Bergman said. “We believe public health officials can also use these tests to better understand the spread of the disease.”

The Company is also a participant in the White House’s COVID-19 Supply Chain Task Force, and has worked with the Strategic National Stockpile to deliver PPE to COVID-19 testing sites.

Henry Schein’s Brad Connett, President, U.S. Medical Group, participated in a meeting at the White House on March 29 of the COVID-19 Supply Chain Task Force. As part of that effort, the Company is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to source and deliver critical supplies quickly.

“Understandably, demand for test kits and PPE is acute, and the industry’s supply chain, as of today, is challenged to provide the volumes that customers require,” Mr. Connett said. “We are prioritizing shipments of these critical products for use by those health care professionals on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

At the meeting, Mr. Connett also stressed the importance of increasing the manufacturing of PPE in the United States to avoid future shortages.

Henry Schein has a long-standing record of addressing pandemic preparedness and response. Among other efforts, Henry Schein is in direct contact with the World Health Organization and other multilateral and domestic organizations as part of the Company’s role as the private-sector lead of the Pandemic Supply Chain Network, a public-private partnership created in 2015 to improve the efficiency of the supply chain for personal protective equipment.

To learn more about what Henry Schein is doing to address this unprecedented situation and the actions the Company is taking to get more product into the hands of those who need it most – health care workers – please visit www.henryschein.com/COVID19update.

For customers interested in more information about the antibody rapid test kits, please contact Henry Schein at (844) 211-0140.

Current guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that results from antibody testing should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude coronavirus infection. Depending on the clinical scenario, additional testing may be considered to further evaluate the possibility of SARS-CoV-2 infection. The test has not been reviewed by the FDA but is permitted for distribution and use under the public health emergency guidance issued by FDA on March 16, 2020.

About Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a solutions company for health care professionals powered by a network of people and technology. With more than 19,000 Team Schein Members worldwide, the Company’s network of trusted advisors provides more than 1 million customers globally with more than 300 valued solutions that improve operational success and clinical outcomes. Our Business, Clinical, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions help office-based dental and medical practitioners work more efficiently so they can provide quality care more effectively. These solutions also support dental laboratories, government and institutional healthcare clinics, as well as other alternate care sites.

Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 additional products available as special-order items.

A FORTUNE 500 Company and a member of the S&P 500® index, Henry Schein is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., and has operations or affiliates in 31 countries. The Company’s sales from continuing operations reached $10.0 billion in 2019, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 13 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.

For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.comFacebook.com/HenrySchein, and @HenrySchein on Twitter.

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Carestream Dental and MouthWatch to Deliver an Enhanced Teledentistry Solution During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on March 31, 2020

Doctors who use Carestream Dental’s digital imaging and practice management solutions will soon have greater access to the TeleDent teledentistry platform from MouthWatch thanks to a new partnership.

As seen in recent weeks, the coronavirus makes it extremely difficult to see patients directly in the office. However, having the ability to connect remotely with patients is an ideal way to communicate without the close physical contact. Teledentistry* provides an easy alternative for patients to connect and receive timely help and professional advice.

The TeleDent solution makes it possible for existing patients to contact the office if they have a question or dental emergency. The platform enables live streaming video consultations to facilitate remote treatment planning, supervision and collaboration in real-time and asynchronously at the provider’s convenience.

“Carestream Dental is excited to be partnering with MouthWatch and their innovative TeleDent software.” Ed Shellard, D.M.D., chief dental officer, Carestream Dental, said. “This partnership helps deliver a much-needed solution in light of the COVID-19 pandemic so practices can interact with patients remotely.”

“At MouthWatch, we believe in providing market leading solutions,” Brant Herman, MouthWatch founder and CEO, MouthWatch, said. “Collaborating with a partner, such as Carestream Dental, enables us to do just that. Their technological expertise aligns with our commitment to providing practices with turnkey teledentistry solutions.”

To learn more about Carestream Dental, visit carestreamdental.com. For more information on MouthWatch, visit mouthwatch.com

Please register at carestreamdental.com/teledentistry to receive more information.

*Teledentistry policies vary by state and reimbursement policies vary by insurance carrier. Please check with your state and carrier for the most current policies.

About Carestream Dental

Carestream Dental is committed to transforming dentistry, simplifying technology and changing lives. In this pursuit, we focus on providing the latest in high-quality scanning technology, the smartest chairside systems, the most intuitive practice management software, incredibly accurate imaging software and the data intelligence that helps continually refine patient outcomes. And we offer these solutions for the full range of dental and oral health professionals. For more information please visit carestreamdental.com.

About MouthWatch

MouthWatch, LLC is a leader in innovative clinician-focused teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices. The company is dedicated to finding new ways to constantly improve the dental health experience for both patient and provider. 







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