DENTALDOST LAUNCHES FREE DENTAL HELPLINE AND MOBILE APP FOR ORAL WELLNESS
Pune based dental tech startup DentalDost, founded in 2018, launches India’s first 24×7 dental helpline “77-97-555-777″ and a first-of-its-kind app for self assessment of oral health.
The brainchild of Dr. Vidhi Bhanushali and Mr. Rajat Kabade, DentalDost visualized a world where oral healthcare is fast, accessible and affordable.
The DentalDost team realized that in India, there is a huge discrepancy in the number of dentists and patients getting dental treatments, even though India is unfortunately the oral cancer capital of the world. They also realized that accessibility to dentists and general awareness about oral issues forms the crux of the issue, and sought to combat this by launching their free helpline, which is manned 24×7 by qualified dental surgeons.
Specialized care is needed for geriatric and pediatric patients, and the dentists on the DentalDost panel are experts in the field.
By making the helpline free of charge, DentalDost hopes to bridge the gap between patient and dentist, and bring much-needed healthcare solutions to rural Indians, where oral healthcare is practically nonexistent.
To go with the free helpline, they created a smart AI- and ML-powered app that helps patients scan and assess their teeth in real time, and get an instant oral hygiene score. Patients can access information, daily reminders and treatment plans for better oral health, right from the comfort of their homes, which lets them avoid unnecessary trips outside in the middle of the Covid pandemic. With a transparent diagnostic and pricing process as well as the option to book an appointment with a pre-approved DentalDost partner closest to the patient, the app aims to be a trustworthy and transparent source of finding the right dental treatment.
By making oral healthcare accessible through tele-dentistry and smart technology, DentalDost aims to take their mission of oral care for everyone, anywhere, anytime all across India, and create a world that is free of oral issues.