The Lovis TeledentalCare platform has just received the Silver Valley prize which rewards French innovations in the service of the advancing age of the population. The tele-oral care solution, aimed at a senior public with disabilities, has just opened its access to the general public. The bucco-dental platform offers a connection ” with remote data collection before an appointment that generates information and advice. It also makes it possible to grant monitoring after the appointment by the practitioner “, explains Dr. Charles Faroche, dental surgeon and co-founder of the start-up.
The platform offers patients an information and advice service on their situation. It allows him to transmit information concerning his situation to the practitioner. It also provides advice on oral hygiene.
The interest for the practitioner is to improve ” the communication he has with his patient. This helps to promote prevention by providing, for example, tailor-made hygiene advice. Thus the patient is more educated and able to make a decision with regard to a possible treatment plan or simply a care “. Analysis of data pre-processed by Lovis before or after the appointment generates alerts to the practitioner if the patient’s situation requires an appointment. The latter can, if necessary, in view of the alert triggered by the platform, decide to summon the patient to the practice.
The oral and dental platform also offers an oral and dental telemedicine service. ” Pre-diagnosis software is made available to practitioners on traumatology and oral dermatology, but also endodontics, orthodontics, periodontics or implantology “. It offers practitioners a guide on what to do and a treatment plan. ” We are the only ones to my knowledge to offer the use of digital fingerprints in telemedicine “, notes Charles Faroche.
The digital tool also makes it possible to “iquickly identify an emergency situation in order to allow a professional to act as simply and quickly as possible », thus providing a service to his patient. In the event of a traumatological emergency, it also provides the patient with the first actions to be taken.
If the medical teleconsultation is in full development, it remains minor in odontology and does not benefit from the reimbursement of the Health Insurance. For the geriatric dental surgeon, oral telemedicine must be able to be carried out to meet the need ” cognition of patients through discussions with practitioners, because they need to be reassured”.