Who is helping transform oral health care?
Why the Tellies?
2023 continues to see growth in how dental providers and organizations understand the importance of the telehealth capabilities in dental care and oral health.
Who has been helping to shape best practices, create new approaches, and make the technology work for real world benefits? The Tellies is here to help dentistry learn from innovators.
Help the world learn from those leading the way. Please nominate your candidate for the MouthWatch Teledentistry Innovation Award, “The Tellies”.
Nominate an Innovator…
The Teledentistry Innovation Award will be selected from
submissions received through these nominations. We are
looking to award Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Care
Programs and Educational Institutions. See further details on award
• Receive a cash grant of $1000
• Be invited to speak at the award ceremony and other
possible speaking opportunities
• Have their business, practice or program highlighted in a
press release and announcements from MouthWatch
Oral Health Program
Dr. Jin Xiao
Tiffany Grant, RDH
Fones School of Dental Hygiene, University of Bridgeport
Apple Tree Dental
Floss and Gloss
Dr. Kwane Watson
Harvard School Of Dental Medicine
Health Ravenswood Family Health Center
Michelle Vacha, RDH, BS
Dental Innovator: Dr. Scott Howell
Hygiene Innovator: Jingjing Qian RDH, EA
COVID-19 Response – Provider Innovator: Dr. Barry Raphael
Dental Innovator: Paul Labbe, DDS – Planet Dental
Dr. Labbe is a pediatric dentist with 5 office locations. He uses teledentistry to provide care to underserved children in his community. Teledentistry enables him and his team to conduct dental screenings at local schools and then in turn, provide the parents and guardians with diagnosis and treatment plans with the option to bring their children to one of his offices for restorative treatment.
Oral Health Program Innovator:
MiQuel McRae, RDH – ToothBUDDS
Miquel founded ToothBUDDS, a non-profit
that employs a team of dental hygienists to
provide oral care to underserved children in
her area – Many of which have some form
or oral disease. Miquel and her team
provide education, screenings, cleanings
and fluoride treatments in local school
settings. Thanks to teledentistry, they can
connect children with urgent dental needs
to a local dentist, so they don’t fall through
Hygiene Innovator: Angie Stone, RDH – Hylife Oral Health Alliance
Dr. Glassman is the first recipient in the newly created “Teledentistry Pioneer” category. He is the founder of the Virtual Dental Home Program, whereby he and his team at the University of the Pacific developed a more efficient way to connect patients to dental care through the combination of technology and innovation. This care-delivery model, combined with his efforts in education, in supporting legislative changes that support teledentistry and improve access to care have helped create a landscape where more and more programs and providers are interested in teledentistry and the opportunities it creates.
Dr. Brittany Kinol – Miracle Dental
Miracle Dental reaches children in a range of settings that are most convenient for them and their families.By coordinating care delivery with Head Start programs, schools, and public insurance carriers, Miracle Dental’s mobile hygienists use teledentistry to deliver preventive care to students in the most convenient way possible.
Liz Best – NYU School of Dentistry
New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry,
who obtained a Human Resources & Services Administration grant to fund the implementation
of teledentistry technology into the school’s curriculum. Working with TeleDent, NYU has incorporated teledentistry technology into second
Staci Stout, RDH, BSDH – Smart Smiles
MouthWatch creates tools for connected dentistry.
Our passion for connecting patients and providers led us to the develop the only software solution designed specifically for the implementation of teledentistry across a range of settings. By connecting all dental care providers through groundbreaking software, effective dental care delivery can now be unleashed no matter where a patient might be located. Using teledentistry, care providers are reaching new groups of patients, in a sustainable and profitable manner – addressing access to care issues for patients along with the business and care-delivery challenges that today’s dental care providers face.
TeleDent, the MouthWatch teledentistry solution, streamlines collaboration between patients, dentists, hygienists, specialists and other health care providers across a wide range of settings.
In 2018, we launched the Teledentistry Innovation Award to highlight the varied ways that teledentistry is being implemented across the spectrum of dental care and dental providers that are realizing the potential for connected dental care technology to reshape the nature of dentistry and oral health in the US and beyond!