It’s 8 p.m. on a weekend and you find yourself with a dental emergency. Do you go to an emergency room or try to endure until the next business day? What if your emergency falls on a holiday? If you’re a Delta Dental of Arizona member, you don’t have to worry because the state’s top dental insurance company recently launched Delta Dental Virtual Visits delivered by Teledentistry.com.
In the case of a dental emergency and after-hour concerns, Delta Dental of Arizona members now have access to emergency dental care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – even when their regular dentist is unavailable. This new and valuable service is a covered benefit for members whose plans include coverage for oral exams.
“We are always looking for new and innovative ways to help our members take care of their teeth and mouth. This partnership with Teledentistry.com can help members get immediate attention without visiting the emergency room if they are experiencing a dental emergency and can’t reach their regular dentist,” said Michael Jones, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Arizona.
For members to access their Delta Dental Virtual Visits they follow three easy steps. They simply sign into their patient portal or call 866.301.0156, fill out any necessary e-documents, and then connect with a Teledentistry.com dentist to begin their consultation. After the consultation, the TeleDentistry.com dentist email notes to member’s Delta Dental network dentist for further treatment.
“Teledentistry.com is dedicated to improving access to dental care. Our team of dentists are ready to help with a virtual consultation, prescribe medications as appropriate, and then refer them to a local in-network dentist for regular care,” said Dr. Vilas Sastry CEO of Teledentistry.com. “We are proud to partner with Delta Dental of Arizona to help support their members with a virtual dentist anytime, anywhere.
Members can use the Delta Dental Virtual Visits service when they:
• Are having a dental emergency and do not have a dentist
• Need access to a dentist after hours
• Need a consult with a dentist without leaving home or while traveling
Delta Dental Virtual Visits don’t replace your regular dentist visits. This service is a convenient way for members to triage emergency dental needs no matter where they are and at all hours of the day.
More information on Delta Dental Virtual Visits is available at www.deltadentalaz.com/virtualvisits