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May 27, 2020

Philips and Toothpic announce teledentistry platform for dental professionals

New, professional teledentistry platform provides virtual patient connection to supplement in-office treatments

Stamford, Conn. – Philips, a global leader in health technology and the number one dental professional-recommended sonic toothbrush brand worldwide, in collaboration with Toothpic, a leading dental technology company, have announced the launch of a professional teledentistry solution. The platform is specially designed to provide dental professionals with a secure and robust way to virtually meet their patients’ needs anytime, anywhere. 

 

The dental professional-focused platform complements Philips Sonicare’s existing teledentistry solutions service for patients powered by Toothpic. The multi-service platform now provides all dental professionals and their practices a tool to build direct patient engagement, acquisition and retention while improving office. efficiency, in-chair time and remote care. 

This expanded collaboration with Toothpic, is the product of our ongoing mission to help improve patients’ lives through meaningful innovation.

Marci El-Deiry

Senior marketing director for Philips Oral Healthcare

“In a time when virtual connection is exceedingly important, this solution will provide dental professionals with the tools to better reach their patients and build their practice in the short, mid, and long term.”

By enabling dental professionals to engage with their patients virtually, dental practices can provide continuity of service with hygiene checks as well as assess other common oral health issues such as gum diseases, cavities, inflammation and more. Each participating practice will receive a unique QR code to share with patients, inviting them to connect securely via the app.
 

Within the platform, patients can flag concerns to their dental professional and are guided through a six-part photo-capturing process to achieve optimal placement and consistent capture of the same angle. The high-resolution imaging unique to the platform allows for optimized patient assessment through a series of images of the same anatomy over time. Patients will also be alerted if a photo appears blurry to ensure the dental professional receives the clearest possible snapshot.

“We are excited to collaborate with Philips to bring this professional teledentistry platform.

Mark Moore

CEO of Toothpic

“Now more than ever, patients expect remote care across the entire healthcare continuum, and with this collaboration, dental offices can leverage teledentistry to enhance the care they provide and improve overall patient experience.”

The tool is designed to give dental professionals the flexibility and convenience to record and address patient cases in their own time based on their schedule. Capabilities to create a unique link for each patient’s case and a written assessment that the professional can upload directly into their software, help integrate the tool into existing practice management processes. The intuitive report creation feature develops high quality templates to ensure fast, yet comprehensive assessments and treatment options to patients on a secure platform that is both HIPAA compliant and an ISO 9001 certified product.

To sign up for the platform or learn more about the membership, dental professionals can visit the Philips Oral Healthcare website.

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2019 sales of EUR 19.5 billion and employs approximately 81,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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About Toothpic

Toothpic is a leading dental technology company on a mission to improve the oral health of 1 billion people globally by 2030. Toothpic partners with ambitious organizations; health plans, dental providers and oral care companies to expand access to care, increase quality and improve oral health outcomes for individuals.

Since 2012, when Toothpic created the consumer teledentistry category, the company has leveraged the power of exponential technologies such as smartphone imagery, artificial intelligence and data-driven insights to complement its deep clinical expertise and rapidly-growing teledentistry network of over 1600 providers.

Today, Toothpic is made available to millions of individuals through our partners. These partners are the largest and most progressive oral health companies globally, helping to define and build the future of dental care that is integrated, accessible and designed to achieve improved outcomes and higher quality care at a lower cost for all. More information about Toothpic can be found at www.toothpic.com

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Natasha Best

Philips North America

Tel: +1 475-201-1046 

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