The MouthWatch 

Teledentistry Innovation Awards

TELEDENTISTRY WILL CHANGE DENTAL CARE.

INNOVATORS FIGURE OUT HOW.

TELEDENTISTRY WILL CHANGE DENTAL CARE.

INNOVATORS FIGURE OUT HOW.

Why The Innovation Award?

Teledentistry is happening. In urban settings, in rural settings. In private practices, in public health programs. With dentists. With hygienists. With specialists and medical care providers. With oral health programs. 

MouthWatch has launched the Teledentistry Innovation Award to shine a light on those innovators and pioneers across the spectrum of connected dental care who are leading the way and showing by example how teledentistry technology can enhance dentistry, reach more patients, and improve oral health. 

Let’s help the world learn from those leading the way. Please submit your candidate for the MouthWatch Teledentistry Innovation Award (which can also be yourself or your organization). 

INTRO:

Teledentistry is happening. In urban settings, in rural settings. In private practices, in public health programs. With dentists. With hygienists. With specialists and medical care providers. 

MouthWatch has launched the Teledentistry Innovator Award to shine a light on those innovators and pioneers across the spectrum of connected dental care who are leading the way and showing by example how teledentistry technology can enhance dentistry, reach more patients, and improve oral health. 

Let’s help the world learn from those leading the way. Please submit your candidate for the MouthWatch Teledentistry Innovation Award (which can also be yourself or your organization). 

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Award Details

The Teledentistry Innovation Award will be selected from submissions received through these nominations. We are looking to award Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Dental Care Programs.

  • Receive a cash grant of $1000
  • Win a super cool award to show your friends
  • Win airfare and lodging at the announcement event at the 2019 Greater New York Dental Meeting
  • Be invited to speak at the award ceremony and other possible speaking opportunities
  • Have your business, practice or program highlighted in a press release and announcements from MouthWatch

Award Categories

Dentist/Specialist Category

The entry will celebrate a dentist or dental specialist who has incorporated teledentistry into their practice model to reach new patients, connect existing patients to care, collaborate with other providers or shown true innovation in the way their care is enhanced through teledentistry.

Dental Hygiene Category

The entry will recognize a dental hygienist who has used teledentistry technology to bring new ways of thinking to the delivery of preventive care. From enhanced screening programs, mobile hygiene programs, public health settings, collaborative or independent practice models and any other way to increase connected care delivery.

Oral Health Program Category

The entry will be an organization (non-profit or for profit) who has introduced teledentistry into their workflows in order to increase efficient care delivery, bring dental expertise to new settings and improve the oral health of patients in any setting.

Award Eligibility

Candidates do not have to be using TeleDent. Any teledentistry application that remotely connects patients to providers, or providers to providers for coordinating care is eligible.

The application can happen in any setting: private practice, group practice, schools, senior care, medical/dental integration, dental specialists, dental vendors (such as labs) and in any dental professional role.

Candidates can be from outside the US. 

Award Announcement and Deadlines

  • Deadline for Dental Hygiene submission is September 15th, 2019.
  • The MouthWatch Teledentistry Innovation Award Dental, Dental Hygiene, and Program Category Winners will be announced at the Greater New York Dental Meeting on December 2nd, 2019.
  • Award winners will be contacted by MouthWatch ahead of the announcement.

When & Where

The dentist/specialist and program award will be awarded on December 2nd, 2019 at the Greater New York Dental Meeting.

Past Winners

2018

Dr. Brittany Kinol – Miracle Dental

With two offices in the Pittsburgh area, 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

Liz is a grants administrator at the 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 year coursework.

Staci Stout, RDH, BSDH – Smart Smiles

Smart Smiles, a school-based oral health program based in Utah that focuses on prevention. Its mobile hygiene program provides care to children at school to ensure they have access to oral healthcare. A team of hygienists equipped with portable preventive care equipment and teledentistry technology see children at more than 30 schools in the Salt Lake City area.

“With our TeleDent program with dental hygienists on site, we go into a Head Start for example, and we have anywhere from 20-30 kids to see that day. And in that day the kids get an exam via teledentistry. So the intraoral camera does still pictures and live video and I as a dentist review it on the other side of a computer from 70 miles away.… The future is seeing more kids in their schools!” Dr. Brittany Kinol, Miracle Dental

“We’ve incorporated teledentistry [TeleDent] and  intraoral cameras into our dental student curriculum for 380 students…  For us, it was really important to get new technologies into this curriculum so that students were exposed to it, they were aware of it, and when they go out into their professional practice, they know when someone approaches them, or they’re ready to start up a new program.” Liz Best, NYU College of Dentistry

“TeleDent allows us to share x-rays and treatment notes as well as intraoral imaging and video. We’re able to upload that to a cloud, and the dentist or other provider, sometimes it’s an oral surgeon or an orthodontist, on the other side of a computer is able to view that information immediately. We’re able to do even a live exam whether that be a student in a school based program or a senior in a nursing home or some of our business people in corporate.” Staci Stout, 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!