Creative strategies to engage with high-risk members through Teledentistry
Wednesday, September 20
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PT)
Traditional methods of member engagement, such as in-person outreach and direct mailers, are effective at reaching a few members at a time with limited results. Now with modern technologies deployable through smartphones, millions of members can be reached at scale to engage and deliver care at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. Insurance carriers can deploy these strategies easily to help educate patients about their benefits and seamlessly guide them from digital encounters to in-person care.
Dr. Carolyn Brown
Chief Dental Officer
As a growth-focused, insights-driven healthcare executive, Dr. Carolyn Brown is a nationally recognized strategic dental consultant. She works with like-minded individuals and companies to achieve growth, better health outcomes, and digital innovation and to bridge the gap across the medical-dental divide. Dr. Brown has long worked with top-tier companies, bringing her strategic, clinical, insurtech, and healthtech expertise to companies such as MouthWatch, Dentistry.One, vVardis, Alvarez & Marsal, CareOregon, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health and Innovation Partners, and provider organizations. As a consultant to MouthWatch, a leading intraoral imaging, and teledentistry company, she strongly contributed to its spinoff, Dentistry.One a virtual-first SaaS oral healthcare company offering a nationwide network of on-demand dentists, personalized care coordination, oral health coaching, and a digital connection between medical and dental care. Her training at Dartmouth during the early days of value-based care and ACO formation are invaluable to her clients in understanding big data, diagnostic codes, healthtech, and risk-based partnerships. Previously, Dr. Brown held academic positions at two dental schools, with more than $20 million in research-related grant funding and was amongst the first in the country to explore new models of dental care, including mobile and teledentistry. Dr. Brown is the chief health innovation officer at MouthWatch and chief dental officer at Dentistry.One, acting dental director at the Health Plan of San Mateo, and co-founder/CFO of Different Kind.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Brant E. Herman is the Founder and CEO of MouthWatch, LLC and Dentistry One, LLC. Dedicated to improving dental care through innovative virtual care, teledentistry, and dental imaging solutions, Brant has continuously developed products that disrupt the status quo across various industries.
Recognizing the increasing demands of today’s busy patients, the need for greater efficiency in healthcare, and the proven connection between good oral health and total health, Brant recently led the development of Dentistry.One, a first-of-its-kind virtual-first care network. From on-demand dental consultations to patient support, care coordination, and oral health coaching, Dentistry.One is another MouthWatch solution built to improve the patient experience.
The development of Dentistry.One follows more than a decade of MouthWatch innovation. The company is widely known for its intraoral cameras that help engage patients in treatment planning through high-quality, affordable imaging technology. Its TeleDent software provides practices and organizations with a teledentistry option to engage patients with providers remotely.
MouthWatch hardware and software are used at over 40,000 practices, 30 leading Dental Service Organizations (DSOs), and over 100 dental schools. The company has been recognized three times on the Inc. 5000 list.
Dr. Vilas Sastry
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Vilas Sastry has been in the dental industry for over 20 years. A serial entrepreneur, he has founded several companies. From 2006 to 2017, as Chief Executive Officer of Aces Dental, he led a team of dentists to provide real-world dental services in the Las Vegas area. Concurrently from 2007 to 2016, as CEO of Health Networks of America, he grew a dental insurance brokerage firm from scratch to a multimillion-dollar operation supporting over 3000 dental offices nationwide. Having gained industry insight from both the dental practitioner’s perspective and that of the insurance companies he worked with, the foundation for Teledentistry.com was born. Today as CEO of Teledentistry.com, he leads a team that provides a service model that bridges the entire dental ecosystem, encompassing evolving patient demands, dental care, technology, and insurance. By partnering with over 40 insurance carriers, Teledentistry.com provides quick access to a virtual dentist to over 100 million covered members across the USA.
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