What is Teledentistry?
Teledentistry is a virtual service where the patient can contact their dentist using their phone, tablet, laptop or PC. In this virtual consultation, the patient can ask questions, they can explain what dental problem or concern they are having, they can show their face and area of concern through the video camera. The dentist will give their professional recommendation on how to manage and treat the dental problem and can prescribe medications to the patient’s local pharmacy and can also follow-up with an actual office visit later on. Teledentistry appointments can also be used to follow-up on patient treatment, such as orthodontic treatment or post-surgical procedures.
Teledentistry is a great service for those who cannot physically come to the office at the moment or prefer to stay at home.
Does my insurance cover Teledentistry?
Most insurance cover the services of an examination or consultation via Teledentistry. At Family Dental of Fairfax City, we will always verify your insurance to best serve you and explain if there are any co-payments prior to any treatment.