Dentists around the country are talking about new infection prevention protocols. While these protocols keep everyone safer, they also limit the number of patients a practice can see each day. For a dentist who wants to be accessible and provide urgent care to their patients, this creates a challenge. That's where our virtual care offering can help.
We're helping dentists incorporate virtual care into their workflows to stay available to their patients. With virtual care, our partner dentists can address patients' needs quickly, and also keep them out of the office until they need to be in the office.
If a patient is having an urgent issue, Wally's dentists connect with that patient right away, and virtually. Virtual care doesn't replace an in-person visit - diagnostic imaging may still require a patient to come in and treat an underlying cause that may exist. However, a virtual touchpoint creates an immediate and engaging connection with the patient to understand what's going on (and may actually resolve the entire concern). Dentists use the virtual visit to help address the issue immediately, for instance by prescribing an antibiotic, and to coordinate care if the patient needs to come into the office.
By keeping the patient out of the office for that first touchpoint, our partner dentists don't need to use PPE or infection controls for the visit. Not only that, if a patient's case simply requires reassurance and an at-home management plan, that patient doesn't need to come into the office at all.
Dentists who work with us love virtual visits because they can conduct them at convenient times like in between appointments, or at the end of the day. And, when an in-person visit is needed they can efficiently coordinate care in a way that makes sense for their schedule and the patient's.
Patients love the virtual care experience, because their concerns are dealt with in an easy and convenient way.
If you're interested in incorporating virtual care into your practice for free, just tap the chat button below. We'd be happy to help!