DSO unveils 24-hour dental consultation hotline

Boston-based DentaQuest has created a 24-hour dental consultation hotline, according to an April 9 news release.

The service is free to callers who can receive guidance and referrals to local providers for emergency services. DentaQuest developed the hotline to avoid disruptions in care that may otherwise send patients to overwhelmed clinics and hospitals.

The hotline is available to 24-hours to patients in Oregon. Other hotlines have been created for patients in Texas, Alabama and Kentucky. 

"It is critically important that people do not neglect their oral health as they seek to follow local guidance around social distancing, as 90 percent of all systemic diseases have oral manifestations," said Todd Cruse, president of DentaQuest Care Group.

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