... it helps keep patients from needing too many procedures which can be costly and time-consuming. - Andrew Clapp, Healthygrid LLC
Portland, OR (PRWEB) October 31, 2013
The Dentaloptimizer's tools are now available for employers and insurance companies to engage patients and improve their dental health. This white label offering will assist patients as they navigate changes in the dental health care field.
“We designed the Dental Optimizer thinking it would help patients find the best dentist for their needs,” explains Healthygrid's Andrew Clapp. “As we developed the program and people began using the tools we began to get inquiries from insurances providers looking to customize the platform to meet their customers' needs.”
The Dental Optimizer takes patient information and helps the patient find the best dentist near them while offering information about preventative opportunities, common teeth problems, and costs of common dental procedures. Patients can also use the Dental Optimizer to contact a dentist about a problem through the ask-a-dentist feature.
The best dentist finder program connects patients to nearby dentists whose services match their needs. Patients submit information such as age, special needs, current tooth issues, and dental history. The dentists' profiles have information including specialties, location, languages spoken, as well as links to publications by the dentists. There's also a section for reviews so patients can hear from other patients before making an appointment.
Many people look for a dentist while they are experiencing a tooth or oral problem. The Dental Optimizer's Ask-A-Dentist feature allows them to ask a dentist by email about their issue. According to Clapp, this can lead to the patient making an appointment and resolving their problem quickly. Many dentists have also submitted articles about dental health which patients can browse while searching for information about their teeth. These tools give patients the information they need to take control of their dental health.
The Dental Optimizer also features two dental health assessments for patients to fill out. The gum-disease-risk assessment and the cavity-risk assessment both help patients understand their current state of health better. The results of these assessments can be forwarded to the dentist so they can have an understanding of the patient's problems when they come in for an appointment.
As costs rise for businesses to provide dental care the preventative features within the Dental Optimizer have become even more appealing. Between the ask-a-dentist program and the virtual library of dental articles, patients have access to the information they need to maintain their teeth. “The preventative aspects have been great for improving the dental health of Dental Optimizer users,” says Clapp. “This in turn helps keep costs down for employers and insurance companies and it helps keep patients from needing too many procedures which can be costly and time-consuming.”
For employers and insurance companies, the Dentaloptimizer will be available with all of its features in white label form where it can be branded and customized to fit their needs.
A stripped-down version of the Dental Optimizer is available to the public at http://dentaloptimizer.com.
About Dental Optimizer
Dental Optimizer helps you understand what you can do to improve your dental health and your bottom line. Typically, the healthy dental routines that protect your teeth also protect you from unnecessary dental work. Dental Optimizer will help you save time and money while helping you keep your smile and avoid cavities, plaque, and gum disease. You can find out which treatments are most effective and get estimates about costs for dental work. You can figure out how dental prevention will help your teeth last a lifetime. Whether you want fewer issues with your teeth, fewer trips to the dentist, lower costs, or help finding the best dentist near you, can help.