The Goal of the Awards is to Help Innovative Mobile Dentistry Programs Rebound After Being Shut Down During the COVID-19 Pandemic
MouthWatch, LLC, a leader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools, and intraoral imaging devices, today announced the five winners of its TeleDent™ Mobile Dentistry Accelerator Awards.
The awards were created to help mobile dentistry programs relaunch after being shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligibility for the TeleDent™ Mobile Dentistry Accelerator Awards was open to for-profit and non-profit mobile dentistry programs at any stage of development.
According to Brant Herman, founder, and CEO of MouthWatch, LLC, “Our goal was to fast-track the rebound of innovative mobile dentistry programs with the greatest potential for increasing the access to oral care for the underserved, whether they are seniors in long term care, housebound patients, special needs individuals, the homeless, children with underserved oral health needs, or the uninsured.”
The five winners or the winners of the TeleDent™ Mobile Dentistry Accelerator Awards are listed below in alphabetical order:
1. Appalachian Miles for Smiles / Virginia, and Tennessee
This non-profit operates three dental tractor trailers to serve uninsured and underinsured residents of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. In the past five years they have provided over 3-million dollars of free dental care to substance abusers with dental pain, the homeless, veterans living on the street, and undocumented children, without turning away anyone in need. The dental team consists of a few staff members and many volunteers to serve ten counties across Virginia and Tennessee
2. Everlasting Smiles 4 U / Washington State
Paula Nguyen, RDH, a solo practitioner, provides oral care to homebound and bed bound patients throughout the state of Washington who live in private homes, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Ms. Nguyen also works private practice as an employee and travels up to 3 hours each way to provide care with Everlasting Smiles 4U on her weekends.
3. In Motion Dentists / California
In this privately owned company, Dr. Banner and his team provide dentist house call services to special needs and elderly residents of LA County, Orange County, San Bernardino County and Riverside County. The team at In Motion Dentists aims to provide dental treatment to those who cannot visit a traditional office setting due to physical, developmental, and mental challenges.
4. Minnesota Community Care / Minnesota
The largest FQHC in the state provides oral care to the homeless with 50 employees and 4th year dental students from the University of Minnesota. MCC also operates 3 dental clinics and utilizes Advanced Dental Therapists to provide care in an outreach setting. The goal is to increase access to care at satellite locations for the homeless population
5. Prevent Dental Caries Project (PDC) / Utah
The mission of PDC is to increase access to dental care and to prevent dental decay before it occurs through education and early intervention. Through collaborative agreements between dental hygienists and dentists and the use of teledentistry, PDC is bringing diagnostic preventive services to high-risk patients wherever they may be.
The five winners of the TeleDent™ Mobile Dentistry Accelerator Awards received the following:
- One 12-Month license of the award-winning TeleDent all-in-one teledentistry platform for five users – a $1,848.00 value.
- Comprehensive training and onboarding for the entire mobile dentistry team by an experienced MouthWatch teledentistry specialist.
- The opportunity for the mobile health program to be promoted by MouthWatch via social media, press release, published case study, etc.
- One award-winning MouthWatch Intraoral Camera, 500 OptiClear™ intraoral camera sleeves, and a MouthWatch Intraoral Camera wall mount or counter mount.
- One free individual annual membership to the American Mobile & Teledentistry Alliance
- A copy of the ground-breaking workbook on teledentistry profitability, “Pathways to Prosperity” by Patti DiGangi, RDH and Cindy Purdy, RDH
For more detailed information on the five winners of the TeleDent™ Mobile Dentistry Accelerator Awards, visit https://mouthwatch.com/m-awards.
About MouthWatch, LLC
Headquartered in Metuchen, New Jersey, MouthWatch, LLC is a leader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices. The company is dedicated to finding new ways to constantly improve the dental health experience for both patient and provider.
In 2020, MouthWatch was ranked #1303 in the 2020 Inc. 5000 list of the Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies. In addition, the company earned the following dental industry awards: The 2020 Cellerant Best of Class Award for TeleDent™, the provider-focused, patient-friendly teledentistry platform. TeleDent™ also won Dentistry Today Magazine’s 2020 Top Innovative Products Award. What’s more, the MouthWatch Intraoral Camera won the Dentaltown Magazine’s 2020 Dental Townie Choice Award™ as well as Dentistry Today Magazine’s Top 100 Products Award. For more information about MouthWatch, LLC and its innovative products, visit www.MouthWatch.com.