Virtual dental services now available in Mississauga

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Published February 1, 2021 at 4:52 pm

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If you want or need a routine dental checkup but are afraid to see a dentist in person, you might be happy to hear that virtual dental services are available in Mississauga. 

In a news release, Altima Dental said that it recently partnered with software developers to make dental care more accessible. The company says it recently launched a virtual check-up and monitoring tool that allows patients to take photos of their mouth at home, have the images analyzed through AI software and assess the possible treatment options remotely. 

Recently, the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) recommended against the delay of routine oral health care amid the pandemic. According to the CDA, only 33 per cent of Canadians are likely to visit their dentist during these times due to concerns about contracting the virus. 

“Our teams are rising to the challenge and developing methods in innovation which makes the whole dental experience much more personal and accessible,” said Dr. George Christodoulou, Co-CEO of Altima Dental, in a statement. 

“In these times of COVID-19 we hear that patients have concerns about going to the dentist – and we know this isn’t going to disappear overnight. We take these concerns seriously and have been innovating and pivoting so we can continue to maintain a high quality of care for patients.”  

The virtual check-up service is currently available in seven locations in Ontario, including Mississauga, Port Hope, Russell, Ottawa, Sault Ste. Marie and Toronto, with further expansion imminent. 

Altima says the service allows dentists to monitor orthodontic treatment remotely.

Altima also says it plans to launch additional services such as real-time appointment booking tools online and live chat functions for further remote patient support. 

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