Despite the clear link between oral health and overall health, the percentage of adults who see a dentist on a regular basis is declining.
The American Dental Association surveyed 1,008 adults at the end of 2017 and found that only 58 percent visited the dentist at least once per year. In 2016, the figure was 62 percent. Among the reasons cited for the decline: cost and convenience, according to the ADA Health Policy Institute.
Some dental organizations are taking steps to tackle the convenience challenge directly by offering mobile dental services.
A recent piece featured on WBUR profiles Virtudent, a dental group that sets up shop temporarily at businesses to provide dental care to employees on site.
Hitesh Tolani, Virtudent founder and CEO explains, “People are consuming their lives through technology and on-demand services. They’re busy. And as a doctor, my job is to try to help you get care. We try to make it easy.”
Mobile dentistry is a lot easier to deliver with a cloud-based practice management software solution that isn’t tied to servers at the practice and that allows clinicians to share information seamlessly online. Virtudent is one of the many innovative dental organizations using Denticon practice management software to do just that.
For the corporate clients of these on-site dental organizations, there’s an added benefit. With unemployment at historic lows, companies are finding that perks such as on-site dental care help with recruitment and retention when there’s so much competition for high-performing employees.
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