EMERGENCY ONLINE APPOINTMENTS
We understand that dental problems don't stop with the stay at home orders. An emergency room visit for dental pain can leave you waiting for hours, cost $400-1500, and potentially expose you to harmful pathogens.
If you believe you have a dental emergency and need an exam with the doctor, we are currently testing virtual appointments with new and existing patients.
Meet up with Dr. Taira for an online appointment, without the risk of leaving your house.
Safe and easy
Avoid the ER
Complete a Patient Information form (new patients) and Teledentistry Consent and email email@example.com to schedule your appointment.
MEDICAL SUPPORT IN 2 EASY STEPS
WHAT DO I NEED?
A smartphone, tablet, computer, or laptop with a webcam.
A bright flashlight helps!
STEP 1: SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT
Download and complete forms:
with forms to schedule your video visit.
Check with your health insurance on coverage for video visit services (sometimes called telehealth or teledentistry). With the COVID-19 pandemic, many insurance providers offer some coverage of video visits or telehealth.
STEP 2: MEET ONLINE
Option 1: Dr. Taira will call you via Facetime at appointment time.
Option 2: You will receive an email link at the time of your visit. Click on that link to start your video visit.
WHY IS THIS OFFERED?
Changing services for a changing world
COVID-19 is a highly infectious virus that can be spread within any kind of public setting.
With the widespread social distancing practices put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, patients like you are finding it harder and harder to find a dentist. Unfortunately, most dental offices do not have the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), like N95 masks, to safely treat patients. Many offices are only seeing patients of record to treat life-threatening conditions.
Our goal in telehealth is to provide palliative treatment that will keep you as comfortable as possible until you are able to seek more definitive treatment. Online visits help keep you out of the emergency room, protecting you from exposure within the hospital while easing the burden on emergency doctors.