e-DENTECH, THE COMPREHENSIVE TELEDENTISTRY SOLUTION
Thanks to more than 4 years of field experience, e-DENT is currently the only solution considering the different parties involved in the diagnosis process, and their various constraints such as: comfort, user friendliness, acceptability, time required to perform a teleconsultation, and the quality of the diagnosis.
Our specific deployment protocol allows our partners to rapidly integrate the teledentistry activity into their daily routine.
Our priorities: the success and sustainability of the teledentistry activity. To be able to achieve those our solution consists of 5 modules:
Client application for collection of information
e-DENT Visit is a specially designed software for the data collection & recording step even while being offline. Thus all problems due to the absence of or bad internet connection are eliminated upstream. Its advanced functionalities allow the optimization of practitioner time required for this step.
Server application easily scalable
e-DENT Platform is the server application which allows the management of the different users’ access rights, the secured transfer and storage, and the provisioning of the collected data needed for the remote diagnosis through a web browser. All the required infrastructure and associated services are supplied by a HDH (Health Data Hosting) certified provider. This provider is certified by the ASIP Santé (Agence des Systèmes d’Information Partagés de Santé) which is the French Shared Health Information Systems Agency.
A tailor-made project deployment methodology
e-DENT Consulting is based on the expertise acquired by the e-DENTECH team for over 4 years in the implementation of teledentistry projects. The success of our process is strongly related to a deep understanding of the specificities of each project and to our unique methodology resulting from a scientific approach.
A specific by teledentistry experts from the University Hospital of Montpellier
e-DENT Training is an essential part for a successful project, mainly because telemedicine implies the appropriation of new forms of practice and coordination. Provided by the University Hospital of Montpellier, and soon by University Hospitals in your own region, or an e-DENTECH expert, it includes a theoretical dentistry section, a health law section on teledentistry regulation and a practical « hands-on » part. A training session can accommodate up to 6 participants.
Specific equipment in order to facilitate the activity and optimize the time needed to realise a highly qualitative diagnosis
e-DENT Equipment includes the Soprocare intraoral camera, a laptop, a foot pedal and all the required connection cables and accessories. The equipment comes with a custom carrying case making it mobile and providing the protection needed during transportation and storage. The equipped suitcase weight is less than 10 kg.
Soprocare by Acteon Group, is a high-end intraoral camera using fluorescence to detect plaque, tartar, gingival inflammation and caries without using any disclosing die solutions. The remote dentist can thereby perform a high quality diagnosis.
The laptop requires high-end specifications as it plays a crucial role in the end user experience. It allows the e-DENT Visit software to carry out the video processing and prepare the files for transfer to the e-DENT Platform. Meanwhile the user can continue his/her activity of data collection.
The foot pedal streamlines the video collection process following a specific methodology and a precise protocol to optimize the practitioner time.
OUR SOLUTION ALLOWS AN EXTENSION OF
dental care for the elderly in nursing homes, for people with disabilities in specialized nursing facilities but also for prison inmates.
potential dental diagnosis for populations in remote areas and/or medical deserts, having a difficult access to a regular dental checkup.
dental checkups for children and students (in schools, high-schools or universities etc.)
A DENTAL TELECONSULTATION, HOW DOES IT WORK?
Due to its scientifically validated process, e-DENT makes possible the remote diagnosis, the assessment of a person’s need for dental care and the appropriate subsequent patient pathway. The oral teleconsultation process is divided into 4 steps.
Étape 1 : Visit
A certified nurse or auxiliary nurse previously trained on dentistry language basics, using the intraoral camera and the e-DENT Visit software performs the data collection step.
The visit includes 3 phases:
Entering administrative and medical information about the patient in the e-DENT Visit software
Recording videos of the patient’s mouth using the Soprocare camera and the e-DENT Visit software following a specific protocol
Étape 2 : Transmission
Once the visit step completed, the collected data is sent to a secured server. The e-DENT solution was developed in order to save practitioner time. Thus, the transfer starts as soon as an internet connection is available. e-DENT is an asynchronous teledentistry solution which facilitates the new activity adoption and optimizes the time each practitioner has to dedicate to complete the process.
Étape 3 : Diagnosis
ANALYSIS and DIAGNOSIS
The dentist connects to the secured e-DENT server to analyze the videos, make a diagnosis, propose a treatment plan and an adapted care path. Subsequently a report is automatically generated.
Étape 4 : Restitution
Once validated by the dentist, the report is synchronized with the patient’s folder in the e-DENT software.