According to the American Dental Association, there were a total of 2.2 million ER visits in 2015 for dental issues. The cost of these ER visits was approximately $2 billion with an average visit costing $749. Most importantly, about 79% of these visits could have been diverted to community settings and up to 70% of these visits occurred after hours. Majority of these ER visits are due to toothache and do not require major procedures.
At DenTriage®, we believe that we can improve access to urgent dental evaluations using state of the art tele-dentistry technology. We hope to reduce the number of dental related ER visits and the overall cost of dental care for insurers and private individuals.
DenTriage® is the First comprehensive platform of its kind that allows consumers to get an urgent dental consult with a dental professional any time of the day using text or video. Consumers can also search for nearby dentists, review dentist bios and insurance coverage, find a dentist with appointment availability in their chosen timeframe, and make appointments with ease.