What is Teledentistry?

Teledentistry is gaining popularity and allows our doctors to use information technology to communicate with patients remotely using both audio and video. Teledentistry gives patients the ability to receive quality care via a virtual dental appointment in real-time, and from any location. At Smile Dental Lakeside we provide exceptional care using high-end technology, and always strive to give our patients many options for their dental care.

Teledentistry allows our doctors to provide consultations, diagnosis, and help to avoid unnecessary visits to the emergency room. With the latest COVID-19 concerns, teledentistry complies with social distancing, and gives patients access to our doctors without having to leave your home. Smile Dental Lakeside continues to follow the CDC guidelines closely, and more information can be found on our COVID-19 Resources Page.

What should patients expect during a virtual dental appointment?

Scheduling your teledentistry appointment is easy, and our friendly staff at Smile Dental Lakeside is available to answer any questions you have regarding your teledentistry appointment. Once you have the appointment scheduled, we will give you instructions on how to connect with us using the camera on your smartphone or computer. Our doctors will listen to your concerns, and ask a series of questions to determine the best course of action. 

Our team will also use past x-rays or records to help with the diagnosis, or to prescribe medication. If further treatment is needed, our staff will help patients schedule an in-office visit. Dental emergencies such as root canals, extractions, or discomfort require patients to visit our office. If patients do require an in-office visit, we will screen patients to ensure they are healthy before scheduling the appointment.

Teledentistry is easy for patients of all ages, and provides a safe and effective way to give patients access to our doctors. At Smile Dental Lakeside your oral health is our priority, and we strive to provide quality care in a relaxed environment where our patients feel like family.

How can patients schedule a virtual appointment?

Scheduling your virtual appointment at Smile Dental Lakeside is easy. To schedule your virtual appointment with us, please call our front desk. Our friendly staff will help answer any questions you may have, and provide all the necessary instructions to set up your appointment with one of our doctors.

If you are in need of a dentist in Lakeside, and are interested in finding out more about teledentistry, contact Smile Dental Lakeside to schedule your appointment with one of our staff members.

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Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, and based on guidance and recommendation from the CDC, Smile Dental Lakeside has decided to close the practice until further notice. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly. Thank you for your patience and understanding.