If you have ever spoken to a patient on the phone or shared a patient’s chart with another dental professional you have been practicing Teledentistry! While TeleDentistry is a relatively new term to many dental professionals, this innovative approach to patient care has been around for decades and extensively researched by educators and various government institutions.
Teledentistry is broadly defined as a type of Telemedicine/Telehealth service that utilizes modern technology to deliver virtual dental care and education to patients remotely.
Live, two-way interaction between a person (patient, caregiver, or provider) and a dental provider using video conferencing on the telephone or computer.
Transmission of patient’s health information (for example, radiographs, photographs, video, digital impressions) through a secure HIPAA compliant system to a dental practitioner, who uses the information to evaluate a patient’s condition, approve a case, or render a service outside of a real-time or live interaction.
Personal health and dental data collection from an individual in one location is transmitted to a dental provider to help monitor and assess a patient remotely.
Dental advice and/or services provided to patients via mobile devices such as cell phones and tablet computers.
Increase the value of your dental license and leverage your experience by helping treat new patients virtually and providing 2nd opinions with ease.
Expand your reach and work from the comfort of any location with flexible hours and great pay.
Earn additional income by helping provide care to emergency patients, geriatric patients, and others who have limited access to traditional dental offices.
Many patients are directly looking for online dental professionals to seek advice, second opinions, and even get emergency consultations. Licensed dentists in the patient’s state are matched with the patients who seek them facilitating a brief virtual consultation.
Companies who offer dental services to consumers also require licensed dentists to review the treatment and approve the cases from the comfort of their own home. You will immediately earn income for each consultation and each case you approve with free “Best of Class” Teledentistry software provided to you by us!
Patients from referring partners such as Walgreens and Insurance Companies will schedule an appointment with a virtual dentist. The patient will fill out consent forms, health history, and other documents before entering the virtual waiting room. You can review the patient’s chart and simply click a link or button to consult the patient.
Teledentistry Jobs Network matches you with credible companies offering dental related visits, medications, products, and services to patients. You can review the cases you are comfortable with and approve them quickly and efficiently using HIPAA compliant Teledentistry tools provided by the company.
If you are a licensed dentist in one or more states, regardless of whether you are a new grad or retiring dentist, join our growing network of virtual dentists and begin earning immediate income while helping patients in your state!
Do you have your own office(s) and want to be listed as one of our network offices to whom we refer patients? We have many virtual dentists who do not have their own offices and need more dental offices to whom we can refer patients. If you want to provide Teledentistry in your office and begin accepting new patients join now!
Dentulu offers a premium subscription plan to dental offices who utilize our software platform to generate new patients for their office and who want to incorporate teledentistry into their practice. Dental professionals who choose to work as independent contractors for Dentulu will not have to pay for these software services and will be given various opportunities to generate income providing virtual consultations for Dentulu customers and partners.
Dentulu Dedicated Dentists and dedicated dental offices will receive exclusive offers by companies who have partnered with Dentulu and who require virtual dentists to approve their products and services.
Dentulu, Inc. contracts with companies such as LG Television and Walgreens who send their customers to Dentulu dentists for screenings and online consultations. Consumers also find Dentulu organically through various channels and will have the opportunity to participate in virtual consultations with dentists on our network who will get paid to screen these patients.
The types of companies that partner with Dentulu vary based on the products and services they are providing. They include insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, clear aligner companies, dental laboratories and other companies who offer services for cosmetic dentistry, laboratory testing, removable appliances and more to consumers.
Simply request to join by filling out the form on teledentistryjobs.com. Once your request is submitted, a member of our team will reach out to provide you with more details and determine if you will be a fit for Dentulu, Inc network of providers.
Dentists must maintain unrestricted and active dental license(s) in the State(s) they are seeing patients whether in person or virtually. Dentists must maintain active malpractice insurance and inform Dentulu when they will be available to take calls by setting up a customized calendar of availability. Dentists will make reasonable efforts to take calls whenever they have agreed to be available and will follow their best judgment in providing approvals and consultations for patients.
Appointments can be either scheduled in advance or on-demand for emergencies. This will be based on your preference and availability. Emergency calls are usually connected to a licensed dentist within 10 minutes of the patient requesting a consultation. Non Emergency consultations and sign offs can be scheduled in advance and based on the provider’s availability.
While we encourage our providers to make themselves available for emergency calls we do not dictate how providers set up their availability. You have the freedom to create your own schedule and can determine when and where to take calls or consultations. We do however expect all dedicated network providers to provide a minimum of 12 hours of availability per week with the exception of holidays and planned vacations.
As an independent contractor, our Teledentistry network providers have the freedom to choose which hours/days to be available. Dentulu does not dictate your work schedule and provides you the freedom of choosing the time and location where you provide consultations. If you are taking a vacation, you can simply make yourself unavailable with a click of a button going “offline” until you are ready to return and be “on call.”
The only restriction you will have is the pre-requisite that you have an active license in the State where the patient is being treated. For example, if you are licensed in the State of California, you can see any patients in California even if you are traveling overseas. Our software will automatically match the patient with a licensed dentist in that state to ensure legal compliance and automation.
Yes, providers will be matched with the companies and services they feel comfortable treating. Your profile and resume will be presented to each company with who we contract and they will review and approve you as a provider to whom they send cases for approvals. You will never be asked or required to approve any cases that you do not feel comfortable with and are expected to provide care at the same standard of care as any traditional dental office.
Patient referrals are determined by:
Dentulu, Inc. prides itself on its communication with the dentists in its network. There will be many support options available to our dedicated providers including email, telephone, and chat support with our company.
Dental providers providing virtual dental care have the freedom to write prescriptions for patients which can be sent directly to the patient’s pharmacy. Prescriptions are not always necessary and Dentulu asks that you refrain from prescribing narcotics and Opioid medications to patients.
The income opportunities to virtual dentists on our Teledentistry Network will depend on the number of cases they approve and the dentist’s availability. In general, the typical payment to dental providers ranges between $25- $60 per appointment or approval and will depend on the specific service and contract. Average appointment times are range between 5 - 15 minutes. You will be given the opportunity to accept or reject each appointment. Providers will be given a dashboard where the provider can track the number of cases and evaluate their income.
Dentulu will collect the fee from the company or patient before they are assigned to a virtual Teledentist and will pay our dental providers a guaranteed consultation fee which will be made available for withdrawal upon the completion of the consultation. The dental provider can review their income on their dedicated dashboard and withdraw their income in the “My Earnings” tab. Payments to the dentist can be automatically withdrawn to the providers bank account and will usually reflect on their dashboard within 24 hours and will be available in linked bank account within 5 days of withdrawal.
There is no cost to apply or join the dental provider network. Our nationwide Teledentistry network program will provide you with all of the software and tools needed to successfully participate in our network of dedicated providers.
Malpractice terms can vary significantly between carriers. Many malpractice carriers treat teledentistry visits no differently than in-office visits. However, you should check with your carrier for individual policy restrictions and coverage.
No. You will be an independent contractor and must complete a 1099 tax form. This allows you to choose your own availability and participation of the types of cases you agree to take on.
While Teledentistry jobs network does not dictate your hours of availability, we ask that you provide at least 12 hours of availability weekly. Naturally, dental providers with more availability will benefit from more income and will also be a more attractive candidate to the companies who choose their network participants.
Neither Dentulu nor any of the companies with whom we work will ever dictate the treatment, diagnosis, or services to be rendered by our clinicians. The treating dentist retains full autonomy and responsibility for patient care.
Our Teledentistry network will provide you unlimited support and training as needed for participation in our programs. The software program provided to you is very intuitive and easy to learn quickly but if additional training is needed, Dentulu, Inc. will arrange for your remote training at no cost to you.
Appointments can be done on the web or via an Android or iOS device. A camera and microphone are necessary if you participate in synchronous video consultations but not mandatory. To provide virtual dental services, a TeleDentist will require internet or telephone access whether through WIFI or other forms of internet access. We do recommend that you provide consultations in a quiet and private setting and that you secure your computer and/or mobile device with a password so that others do not gain access into your patient charts. Dentulu provides HIPAA compliant protections to secure your account and has incorporated multiple privacy and security measures to protect our providers as well as privileged patient information.
Your participation in our network is at will and you can discontinue your participation at any time. We do ask for a 30 day advanced notice to allow our company to replace your position and to ensure continuity of care to the patients for whom you are providing treatment.
The number of Teledentistry appointments and consultations will vary dramatically based on the demand in that particular state as well as the number of contracts available through our partner companies. Our Teledentistry network is growing rapidly and more companies are utilizing our services to facilitate their businesses so new dentists on our platform should expect steadily increasing opportunities with time.