The Dentist Magazine.

New app developed to help patients with dental phobia

Published: 9/7/2018 12:00:00 AM

Sufferers of dental pain will now be able to connect with qualified dentists from the comfort of their own homes thanks to a brand-new website and mobile application.

Aiming to help those who are unable to visit a dentist or who have severe dental phobias, new app Dental Republik has just launched, providing patients with on-the-go access to tailored answers from professional dentists. 

Available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, Dental Republik is a quick, easy and cost-effective platform which allows people to connect with qualified dentists and resolve their dental queries without the pressures of being sold to.

Patients are able to use a variety of pre-loaded questions or ask their own, as well as upload supporting materials such as images or x-rays of their mouth to highlight or block out information should they desire.

This query is then put to Dental Republik’s network of experienced dentists who use their knowledge and expertise to respond to the user’s query.

This way, patients know exactly what to expect upon their next dental visit and can be in a position to address any issues or concerns they may have.

Managed by a team of dental and tech professionals, Dental Republik is also ideal for those looking for further information on treatments that may have already been offered to them.

The app is free to download, and each submission is charged depending on the speed of the response users receive.

Submissions start from around £6 and if queries are not responded to within 30 days from submission, patients receive a full refund. 

No emails, phone numbers or payment information are stored, and users do not need to make an account to use the service. Instead, only the device’s unique identifier number is used to recognise the user, and all data is deleted seven days after question completed to ensure complete confidentiality.

The founding team commented, “We know how confusing and expensive dental work can be, so we’ve come up with an innovative software platform to make the process pleasant and easier for everyone involved.

“By providing patients with mobile access to information from professional, qualified dentists, we aim to improve access for those who are unable to visit a dentist or who have anxieties about dental care, in turn reducing the rate of overtreatment, and promoting prevention over cure.

“We do not financially benefit from dentists offering unnecessary work or overtreatment as patients pay a fixed submission fee – we have simply created a responsive platform to help keep the public informed with regards to their oral health.

“We’re already starting to build a fantastic network of dental professionals from across the world, but we’d like to invite more dentists to enjoy the benefits of answering questions via the Dental Republik platform.

“Dentists are required to be qualified and registered with their governing body and to be in good standing order to be allowed access to the platform. In return, they are able to answer as many or as few questions as they like, earning from home with a generous fixed payment per case.”

Dental Republik is a brand new, easy-to-use platform, which allows dental patients to submit photos or ask questions about procedures, and registered dentists can answer the queries with specific, tailored responses.

The Dental Republik app is available to download on the Apple App Store and on the Google Play Store.

For more information visit https://www.dentalrepublik.com/