"We want to change the way Dentistry is perceived today and will continue to focus on building protocols to enhance the journey of our patients" Dr. Cardenas
WHAT IS REMOTE TELEDENTISTRY?
Teledentistry is a combination of telecommunications and dentistry involving the exchange of clinical information and images over remote distances for dental consultation and treatment planning.
We know how valuable time is for all of us. Specially now, we are living in times where we have to work from home and connect remotely to access most services. We, as clinical providers, feel strongly the responsibility to make our services easier, convenient and more accessible to our patients.
At Maria Cardenas DMD we have invested in a remote online platform that is HIPAA compliant to perform Virtual consultations. SmileMate is now integrated to our website to allow first time patients to communicate with our doctors and exchange ideas about initial steps and recommend treatment from the safety of your home.
WHAT ARE SOME ADVANTAGE OF TELEDENTISTRY AND
VIRTUAL CONSULTATIONS ?
- MEET and GREET: Virtual consultations will bring you the
opportunity to meet our team and confirm if we are the right fit for
- ACCESSIBILITY: Virtual consultations offer you access to our
doctors to discuss preliminary clinical steps and findings before
coming in to the office. This will help you plan ahead and prepare
for your initial diagnostic appointment.
- CONVENIENCE: You can meet our team before you decide to
come in to our office. No need to commute to us for a meet and
greet. We will guide you and help you understand what your initial
patient journey would look like so you can decide when you are
ready to proceed. This will save you time.
- ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Our virtual consultation platform
uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to provide our team with a general
overview of your clinical situation. We will then be able to provide
you with a report and answer your initial questions. (Patients will
have access to an easy tutorial on how to take photos to submit to
- DISCLAIMER: This service is meant to be an Initial conversation
and not a diagnostic exam. It does not replace your clinical and diagnostic examination. The idea is to have access to us and know more about us and your case, to hopefully, connect and plan next steps. This service is an ideal preliminary step for patients that live
far or need to air travel to our office.
IS REMOTE TELEDENTISTRY COVERED BY MY INSURANCE?
As of right now, Virtual consultations are not covered by dental insurance,but this might change in the future, at Maria Cardenas DMD we will honor your first virtual consult at no charge. We will make sure to keep you inform if this changes in the future.
At Maria Cardenas DMD, our team works hard to be at the forefront of clinical innovation and constantly invest and implement the latest technology to advance our cause of making Dentistry more fun, accessible and safe for our patients. Dr. Maria Cardenas