‘GP at hand’ app warning

14 October, 2019 / editorial

The British Dental Association (BDA) has expressed scepticism over the role of teleconsultations in dentistry, following the launch of the app Tooth Fairy. The BDA recognises the potential for this technology in areas including triaging cases for NHS 111 but said it does not see how it is possible to conduct a full and thorough examination remotely on the basis of current technology.

Dentist leaders have expressed concern over the facility to provide ‘prescriptions on-demand’, potentially for painkillers and antibiotics without the benefit of a full diagnosis.

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