Donald H DeForge, VMD
Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry
Virtual Dental Care
Using Video Conferencing in Animal Dentistry
A very wise dentist once said: "Pain Does Not Have a Schedule!"
Because of this, Dr. DeForge, Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, has introduced Video Dentistry into his Advanced Veterinary Dentistry practice.
Teledentistry allows better communication; provides personal interaction during the important referral process; and brings with it time saving follow-up rechecks from the comfort of your home.
There is no need, any longer, to wait! Why travel to an emergency room with a pet in oral pain when you can Video Conference with Dr. DeForge.
No diagnosis in animal dentistry is every confirmed without on-site examination with dental x-rays under "twilight" gas inhalation anesthesia.
The purpose of the Video Conference is to begin a process of enlightenment and education. Dr. DeForge can answer some of your questions in this preliminary video visit and triage you, if necessary, to an EMERGENCY PRIORITY appointment at the hospital in which he consults nearest to your home.
Video Consults are NOT for a definitive diagnosis. The definitive diagnosis is ONLY on-site while the patient is maintained by Dr. DeForge in a safe "twilight" gas inhalation anesthesia state.
Think of Video Conferencing as part of the journey......not the final destination! The final diagnosis is always substantiated with oral radiology or oral radiology coupled with biopsy [histopathology]. Oral C-Scans have, also, entered the animal dentistry room of care and are being used in select cases to gather additional information. Has your doctor taken dental x-rays prior to referring to Dr. DeForge? If your LDVM has dental x-rays, Dr. DeForge will recommend that he electronically send them for diagnosis to:
Donald H DeForge, VMD
Dr. DeForge is the Oral Radiology Consultant for this imaging company. By reading these films prior to your visit and sharing the report with your LDVM, your special friend is well on the way to a pain free quality of life. Most importantly, your LDVM is kept involved as part of your oral health care team.
How does video conferencing work?