While we always prefer to see our patients face-to-face, our practice values patient safety above all else. However, sheltering in place or social distancing doesn’t mean you have to neglect your dental needs. Our caring dental team is still here to connect with you through teledentistry. Teledentistry appointments allow patients to remain in the comfort and safety of their own homes as they get professional, real-time advice from our talented dentist.
Teledentistry is just like telemedicine. It simply means that you will connect with us through your computer, tablet or smartphone. During a scheduled virtual visit, you will be able to see and talk to Dr. Patel just like you would if you were sitting in our office. While there are certainly limitations in using teledentistry in terms of the diagnosis and treatment we can provide, there are still numerous oral health issues that we can address through a virtual platform. For some, it may mean implementing a “game plan” to minimize your symptoms until you can come in for a physical visit. In other patients, we may suggest an emergency visit or be able to recommend an at-home treatment to resolve your concerns. Teledentistry is the solution to our worst fear during the COVID pandemic, which is not being able to treat our patients and communicate with them as needed.
Now that you understand what teledentistry involves, it is important that you do everything you can to maximize your virtual visit. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for a successful teledentistry visit at Marietta Dental Professionals:
- Ensure you have a charged and working device with cameras and speakers.
- Choose a private, well-lit space away from background noise and distractions.
- Plan to sit still during your appointment and adjust your camera at eye-level.
- Consider turning off text or email notifications on your device during the appointment.
Schedule Your Teledentistry Visit Today!
At Marietta Dental Professionals, we make it a priority to put patients first. When it comes to teledentistry, this involves respecting your privacy and time. You can expect your teledentistry to start promptly at your scheduled time, and Dr. Patel will conduct the virtual visit under our standard guidelines of patient privacy. We will do everything we can to address your dental health concerns in a way that maximizes your comfort and safety, and our Marietta office remains open for emergency appointments if necessary.