December 1, 2020
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the vast majority of dental practices in Canada were ordered to close. Despite being widely declared as safe for several months now, many are still reluctant to visit the dentist. In fact, only 36 per cent of Canadians have been to the dentist since restrictions have lifted. The pandemic has necessitated significant implementation of safety protocols in the dental industry. Leading the way is dentalcorp, Canada’s largest network of dental practices.
dentalcorp is creating safe and streamlined methods for accessing oral care by allowing Canadians to securely connect with a dentist via digital tools like hellodent, dentalcorp’s patient resource portal offering virtual triage services, from the comfort and safety of their own homes. When asked, 70 per cent of Canadians said they were open to leveraging digital tools like online pre-screening, virtual waiting rooms and online triage services.
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