Virtual dentistry (also known as teledentistry) lets you conduct non-emergency patient consults, as well as diagnose emergency situations, before your patients come into the office. Delta Dental¹ has partnered with Amwell to offer you Delta Dental — Virtual Consult, a free and easy-to-use teledentistry platform for virtual appointments.
Available to Delta Dental network dentists, Virtual Consult is a secure and HIPAA-compliant video platform that allows real-time face-to-face interactions with patients. You can assess, screen and provide care instructions (including e-prescriptions to manage pain and reduce risk of infection) to patients covered by Delta Dental PPO™ and Delta Dental Premier®.
When you sign up for Virtual Consult, you don’t need to worry about having to learn the ins and outs of the system on your own. Virtual Consult offers the following features to make your experience as effortless as possible:
Access to detailed training and 24/7/365 tech support for the platform
Detailed and applicable patient-provided history sent directly to you in advance of appointments
Sent to every patient, including any prescribed medications and follow-up recommendations
Check your patient's eligibility so you can submit claims as usual
Virtual Consult is more than just a convenient platform. By taking advantage of this new revenue-generating channel, you can:
Fill open time slots in your schedule or set your own hours for virtual appointments — you can even set urgent care hours 24/7
Delta Dental does the promotion for you, leaving you free to focus on providing care
Virtual visits mean no need for personal protective equipment (PPE) or sterilization
See Delta Dental PPO and Delta Dental Premier members when and where they need you
Submit your information and we’ll reach out to get you set up.
Answers to your frequently asked questions about Virtual Consult. Don't see your question? Check out our expanded FAQ list.
Submit the D0140 and D9995 procedure codes to code your virtual consultation as a synchronous virtual dentistry visit.
Your patients can search for you by name on the platform. Patients can geolocate your practice. Most will be directed to you based on proximity to their current location. Profiles of the available providers will be displayed to the user and they will choose one to see. Robust profiles will give users confidence when selecting a provider.
You will need a computer, tablet or smartphone with a camera and access to the internet.
Virtual consultations can include a limited oral exam (D0140) to assess issues, prescribe medication and give aftercare instructions.
You can e-prescribe and manage medications with SureScripts integration, including a full formulary, up-to-date prescriptions and geolocation pharmacy selection.
You will be paid the standard D0140 reimbursement in your Delta Dental fee schedule for each virtual consultation.